When joints become ceased up or feel like they have locked, manipulation is a quick and effective way of releasing the joint and restoring normal movement. This specialist skill involves positioning the symptomatic joint in a specific position and then gapping it with a small but quick stretch. Sometimes a ‘pop’ is felt. Sometimes immediate pain relief is felt as well as muscle relaxion following the manipulation. This type of treatment is usually followed up with some slower stretches and some self help stretches to prevent the joint ceasing up again.
Massage is a name that encompasses a whole variety of soft tissue treatment techniques. These include very gentle yet effective Muscle Energy Treatments, Sports Massage, Soft Tissue, Fascial Release and deep tissue manipulation techniques. Whether due to injury or following surgery scar tissue can prevent normal movement occurring. Specific stretching and manipulation of soft tissue may be needed to start the recovery before more general self help stretches can take over. I will discuss the variety of techniques I use and I can recommend which ones will benefit you. Often the soft tissue treatment is combined with other modalities such as Ultrasound or exercise.
Women's Health and Rehabilitation
Hello. I am Liz Cavell and I have a special interest in helping to rehabilitate women who have specific
needs and yet are often neglected. As a mother myself and someone who has to balance family, work and fitness I know what it is like to feel last in the priority cue! Well help is at hand. If you are reading this then you are deciding to do something positive towards restoring your body. I specialise in
muscluloskeletal problems during pregnancy or post natal issues such as trauma incurred during the birth of child, recovering from C-section, retraining core muscles, stress incontinence and pelvic/low back pain. Many of my clients had children years ago and now want to regain their strength and fitness and don't know where to start. I am here to help.
• Low Back and Pelvic pain treatments.
• Sacroilliac and pubic symphysis pain and mobility problems during and after pregnancy
• Postnatal check ups – The do's and dont's and how to start putting yourself back together again!
• Pelvic floor muscle assessment and retraining.
• Treating stress incontinence.
• Pilates for new mums – the complete rehabilitation program designed specifically for you.
My clinics are relaxed, private and confidential. I ask you about your problems, your medical and birth
history and discuss any other issues you need help with. I will then go through an assessment talking youthrough the process all the way and will find out what is causing the problem and discuss treatment
options with you. If you are happy to proceed we can start straight away. I will give you essential and
efficient self help advice always conscious of your busy life pressures.
Any questions you have please feel free to call me or email:
Sports injuries, accidents, repetitive strain injuries, heavy jobs and coming unstuck with taking up a new activity. Physiotherapy is ideally suited to assessment and diagnosis of the injury, deciding what further tests or imaging may be needed and designing a personalised treatment and rehabilitation program right through to top level sport or building a house. Treating injuries correctly from the get go, guiding
rehabilitation through the early healing stages and progressing back to full tissue strength and correcting the reason it may have happened in the first place is one aspect of sport injury management. Repetitive overload injuries require early management, training program adjustments, movement analysis, correctiveexercise and soft tissue work. This is the second category of challenging injuries.
Sport matters. Work matters. We do a lot of both here at JB Physio. We will get you back fit again as
soon as possible. We will try to keep you training somehow, whenever possible, and use our full team ifnecessary; MSK lower limb specialist, shoulder and core stability specialist, sports injury and massage
therapist and personal trainer. We do sports injuries.
Video gait analysis
Joint and soft tissue manipulation
Pre and post race sports massage preparation and recovery
Strength and Conditioning coaching
I am trained in the use of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. The Chinese consider our body to be a dynamic system with a finely balanced flow of energy resulting in harmony within the system. Disrupting this system with an injury, poor diet, or incorrect posture can restrict the flow of energy and acupuncture is one way of correcting the flow and restoring balance. Thousands of years of acupuncture practice in China and Japan has resulted in a wealth of knowledge on how to treat certain conditions. Current research is attempting to unravel the secrets as to how acupuncture works using Western language and healthcare ideas. Amazing findings involving changes in the body and brain are coming to light. However, restoring normal body function, soft tissue length and joint movement is what physiotherapy is all about.
Strength and Conditioning
At every level of healthcare physiotherapists are involved in identifying which areas of the body are under-performing and those that are over-performing. This principle applies to an elderly person who has just had a hip replacement or to all of our Olympic athletes. We are experts at diagnosing the cause of your problem and then designing a rehabilitation program to put you back on track. We can design programs for your home, gym, pool or sports club. You are then empowered to treat yourself.