Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy treatment aims to correct postures and movements which lead to injury or damage to the body. If you have suffered an injury such as a ligament sprain or muscle strain, the physio treatment augments the body’s normal healing process and will speed the recovery of a strong tissue repair. Regaining muscle control and strength…

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation refers to a specific program of exercises and stretches prescribed for you by a health or exercise practitioner, and progressed over a period of time. The program is designed to address your weaknesses, improve your quality of life and help you reach achievable functional goals. You might need rehabilitation from an orthopaedic injury or…

Remedial Massage Therapy

Remedial massage therapy techniques are tailored to the individual condition of the patient. Your massage therapist will ask questions, assess the situation and then treat appropriately. Through a variety of hands-on techniques, massage therapy stretches and loosens muscles and connective tissues, improves blood flow and assists removal of lymph fluid and waste products from exercise.…

Clinical Pilates and Reformer Pilates

Clinical Pilates Clinical Pilates involves the integration of Pilates assessment and rehabilitation exercises into Physiotherapy management of injuries and musculoskeletal pains. The techniques and exercises chosen are based on assessment findings and therefore individually prescribed to address the causes of pain, rather than being part of a generic program or exercise class.   Reformer Pilates…

Dry Needling

Dry Needling uses acupuncture needles to assist your recovery in a number of ways: reduces pain by altering sensory thresholds and stimulating your own pain-relieving mechanisms within the central nervous system reduces pain and tension by reducing muscle trigger point activity helps healing of body tissues like tendons by stimulating blood flow around the inserted…

Merchandise

At Teneriffe Physiotherapy we sell a wide range of merchandise at very competitive prices. Our most popular items are strapping tape, foam rollers, cold packs, heat wheats, theraband elastic exercise band, ankle braces, Flip Flops orthotic sandals and reflex balls. We also sell specialist items such as the P3 adjustable pillow and One Way and…

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is fitness walking with specially designed poles and a learned technique to create a low stress, total body workout. It is applicable to almost anyone and can be done on a variety of surfaces – grass, footpaths, forest trails, the beach and even in snow. As the name suggests, Nordic Walking was developed…

Biomechanical Running Analysis

Many running injuries can be caused or contributed to by your technique. Consider these questions: Who taught you how to run? (in most cases nobody!) Do you think that we are born with an innately perfect running technique? (of course not!) Is there any difference between learning a sporting skill like kicking a football and…

Real-Time Ultrasound

Many of you are familiar with radiologists performing an ultrasound assessment eg to image your unborn child when pregnant. We use Real-Time Ultrasound machines to image your muscles and this is especially useful in assessing and retraining your ‘core’ muscle – the Transversus Abdominis. We watch how well the muscle contracts with various tasks and…

Wii-Habilitation

The Wii video game console and especially the WiiFit games incorporating the board are very useful exercise and balance rehabilitation tools in our clinic. We use them for patients who have suffered leg or back injuries and require improvements in their strength and movement control. Of course the exercises are fun and addictive and we…

Laser Neck Rehabilitation

When you sprain your ankle we have always included rehabilitation balance exercises that retrain your brain’s awareness of your position and movement – contributing to your joint stability. Physiotherapy researchers from the University of Queensland have shown that we should also retrain this function if you have had a significant neck injury eg from a…