Musculoskeletal & Spinal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy involves the use of manual (hands-on) therapy, advice, education and exercise prescription for the treatment of muscular, joint, ligament, tendon and nerve disorders of the body.  Physiotherapy helps relieve pain, restore movement and helps you return to normal activities as quickly as possible. Our Chartered Physiotherapists also use additional treatments such as dry needling, taping, electrotherapy and moist heat therapy to speed up the healing process.
At Blackpool Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, our Chartered Physiotherapists are experienced manual therapists with skills in the assessment and diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions, most commonly back pain and neck pain. We treat a broad spectrum of problems and can do more than just alleviate your pain. We use a mix of carefully selected joint mobilisation and manipulation techniques, specific exercise therapy, deep tissue release, postural correction and advice to improve movement and restore normal function. Rehabilitation of normal flexibility, strength, balance and co-ordination are encouraged through exercise, Pilates, Yoga and stretches. We give you the tools to manage your injury yourself and to prevent a similar injury in the future.
Back Pain
Back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints seen in the Clinic. Back pain can originate from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain may radiate into the leg or foot (sciatica) and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or tingling (pins & needles).The spine is a complex interconnecting network of discs, nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and all are capable of producing pain. 
Back pain is often the result of acute trauma / injury, poor postural habits or the accumulation of physical stress on the spine but there are other causes of back pain such as inflammation, and rarely, more serious problems such as progressive diseases affecting bones and joints. Our Chartered Physiotherapists are experienced in the assessment and treatment of spinal problems, including all types of back pain. An accurate diagnosis is important in successful management. Once the source of pain has been identified, treatment techniques such as joint mobilisations, manipulations, deep tissue release, dry needling etc are very effective in reducing pain and restoring normal movement. You will be shown specific exercises to improve your strength and flexibility. Physio Pilates and Physio Yoga are excellent ways of maintaining a flexible, stable spine and increasing your own body awareness to prevent back pain in the future.
Neck Pain  
Neck pain is a common problem, with two-thirds of the population having neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in the neck and upper back, pressure on a disc, sprained ligament, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae.   Neck pain often results from poor posture, sitting for long periods of time, excessive slouching, repetitive lifting or a traumatic injury such as a car accident (whiplash).  Neck pain can also occur as a result of tension & tightness building up over time, again most commonly due to poor posture. It is very common for people to wake up in the morning with neck pain having no history of injury.
Our Chartered Physiotherapy treatment for neck pain involves a detailed examination to identify the root cause of your pain. Treatment can then be tailored to your individual needs. Treatment can involve postural advice & correction, joint mobilisations, soft tissue release, dry needling, exercises, Physio Pilates, Physio Yoga and massage. 

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