Physiotherapy is the use of movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice to help people affected by injury, illness or disability. The aim is not only to reduce pain and facilitate recovery but also to restore function and prevent injury and disease. Physiotherapists assess the whole of the person for contributing factors to pain and reduced function rather than focusing on one specific area.
At The Back Clinic Durham, our physiotherapy is brought to you by Femke Nauschutz and her team from Durham City Physio, who uses a variety of clinical skills including manual techniques such as soft tissue massage, joint mobilisation and manipulation, stretching, biomechanical analysis and correction, acupuncture and individually prescribed exercise therapy to restore normal movement and activity. At The Back Clinic Durham we are dedicated to the prevention of recurrence of injury and disease. We pride ourselves on our evidence based treatments and regularly participate in professional development activities to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills for the benefit of our clients.
The aim of a sports massage is to stretch tight muscles, stimulate inactive muscles and improve soft tissue condition. Sports massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue, and flushing away the toxins.
At The Back Clinic Durham we encourage our client to have regular sports massages as they enable you to move your body more freely and can, in time, improve posture. As the name suggests it is popular with sports people, as it enhances performance, assists recovery and prevents injury, but these are benefits that we can all enjoy.