Treatments Service

At ProHealth Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, we focus on healing cause, but not symptoms.  Our premium physiotherapy care that adopts hands-on manipulation treatments with absolutely no reliance on machines. Every body is unique. To ensure prompt and effective recovery, our physiotherapists design one-to-one customized treatment plan for each client.

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MANUAL THERAPY

Did you know that aches and pains on the body can affect your sleep, give you headaches or cause other underlining discomfort? Tension from joint injuries, shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, spinal and back problems, stiff necks, painful shoulders and dislocations, all require the right treatment and care. First, we investigate the causes then respond with the right management of these issues. The aim is to reduce symptoms whether its pain, dysfunction or restrictions on mobility, and return you to optimal health.

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SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY

Whether you are a bonafide athlete, sports enthusiast or someone trying to get more active, our sports physiotherapy and massage treats everyone like you’re a top-class athlete. Our Sports Physiotherapy team are involved in international sporting events, working with international elite athletes. We provide a wide range of services, from coaching, rehabilitation, recovery to preventative advice. When it comes to sports injuries, new or acute, chronic or ongoing, we’ll get right to the root of the problem.

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SPINAL MANIPULATION

Spinal manipulation is the use of the hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to a spinal joint. Through this method, we get to correct the structural alignment and improve your body’s physical condition to treat acute lower back pain and neck pain. This form of treatment is often used as a component of neuro-musculoskeletal pain treatments and it’s much less complicated than it sounds. Basically, joints of the spine that are tight, stuck, not “moving” in the right amounts or in the right direction are ‘fixed’, all-in-all to improve the muscular support of the joints. The most common side-effect of this treatment is probably the same amount of mild soreness you’d experience after a good workout.

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MASSAGE THERAPY

Often used to treat chronic, complex, ongoing, unremitting pain or just poorly managed conditions, our massage therapy is here to relieve pain and provide solutions and explanations to improve your overall condition. Feeling better is not the same as getting better, period. Yes it’s a massage, but we pair this with tips that help you to move better and show you functional, dynamic and simple to follow rehab strategies. Simple stuff that you can actually do at home and get better.

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SPINAL REHABILITATION

This is the rehabilitation of the spine after injury or surgery and is often a slow and steady, monitored progress that works towards restoring spinal health. Think of your spine like the tires of a car. Throughout your life, the spine is compressed, under stressed or worn down, and just like a car, it can really benefit from being checked out and given the right proper care. Whether it’s related to a disease or mechanical problem, spinal rehabilitation helps to align your spine and control any prevailing back pain by maintaining physical therapy and exercise regimens targeted to strengthen the spine. The three key phases are: pain control, manual therapy and exercise prescription.

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POST-OPERATIVE REHABILITATION

Rehabilitation starts with a careful assessment and thorough physical examination focused on the range of joint movements, strength and levels of pain after surgery. A personalised programme is then tailored to meet your rehabilitation goals because everyone is different. Outpatient post-operative rehab plans can be weekly or more frequent, especially during the early stages of recovery. No matter which stage of treatment you’re at, our physiotherapy team is here to assist you before or after any planned orthopaedic procedures for the shoulder, hip, knee, spinal, ankle or foot.

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EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION

Basically this is an exercise guideline or individualised schedule packed with the right kind of physical fitness exercises that can be prescribed for a recovery plan, sports injury or as a preventative measure after you’ve healed. Strengthening and conditioning the body is crucial especially after a serious illness or chronic disease, or even when you are physically fit but want to know what to do, the optimal frequency to train at and how to maintain a healthy physique. Our team will help integrate all these pieces together into a simple plan to follow and adjust along the way.

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WOMEN’S HEALTH

We are passionate about helping women resolve problems with their bodies, stay healthy and improve their quality of life. This service covers all areas relating to Obstetrics (pregnancy) such as back pain, pelvic pain, sciatica or carpal tunnel syndrome, bladder/ bowel/ pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse or sexual dysfunction, as well as Gynaecology and Post-Natal care.

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PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPY

Amongst growing children, they may have specific needs in their physical development which can greatly benefit from the specialised approach of paediatric physiotherapy. Early intervention and assessment is widely encouraged, but physiotherapists often come into the picture when children are not meeting their gross motor milestones. To put it simply, they suffer from poor posture, back and/or joint pain, and performance wise, are falling behind their peers with age-related activities either at school or in extra-curriculum activities. Sometimes this is also related to mental health, which is another area we can help to assess. Our Paediatric Physiotherapy team at SPOT offers support for parents of premature babies to full term babies when there are concerns in their development.

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WORKPLACE ERGONOMICS

Looking into ergonomics is an effective process to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that affect the muscles, nerves and tendons in our body. One of the leading causes of workplace injury and illness is work related MSDs to the neck, upper extremities and the lower back. That’s why early assessment and early prevention can help the progression of symptoms, reduce the development of serious injuries and establish corrective measures in a workplace environment.

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SPORTS INJURIES

Athletic training often focuses on the athlete’s ability to push through pain and so injuries can develop over time especially in endurance sports. Some of these common injuries include Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains and strains, perineal tendonitis, and stress fractures that affect the foot bones causing swelling and tenderness. Not treating injuries before they get worse or trying to return to training too early, are all contributors to possibly missing out on an entire season or being out of the game for months instead of weeks while under proper physiotherapy care.

Another technique used to treat injuries is dry needling. It is not the same as acupuncture, but both uses a sterile acupuncture needle in the treatment. Dry needling is commonly used to treat running injuries (e.g. IT Band syndrome, hamstring strain, shin splits, achilles tendonitis), neck and shoulder pain. This technique helps to relieve disk and nerve problems, migraines and headaches, rotator cuff, tennis elbow, shoulders and upper back pain. Since dry needling brings quick muscle cramp release, it is a well sought after treatment for ‘knots’ within muscles that are painful and limit movement of the body.

Sports and Spinal physios are also trained in traditional acupuncture treatment, please enquire with reception for more information.

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CLINICAL PILATES

Clinical Pilates is based on the same principles of Pilates exercise, developed by German Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. What’s different is, clinical Pilates is one-on-one, and initial assessment is required before an exercise program is established based on this holistic approach combining anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and the concepts of Pilates exercise to address injury and rehabilitation concerns. The Pilates principles work on concentration, centering, control, flowing movement, precision and breathing. Together, these techniques improve posture, strengthen the core, work on the pelvic floor muscles and not-to-mention, you’re sure to get the best workout of the day.

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RUNNING ASSESSMENT

Often part of a treatment plan of at least 3 sessions, an in-depth analysis is conducted to develop a customised programme that addresses any bio-mechanical issues, maintain good performance and remain injury-free whether it’s your goal to run your first marathon, or stay active as a recreational runner. Advice will be given on common injuries, best treatment approaches, footwear recommendations, and a running specific exercise prescription plan based on your strength, flexibility, alignment and movement capacity.

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SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE MANAGEMENT

Our affiliated company, SPI ProHealth is fully equipped to aid in physiotherapy services at sports tournaments around the world and can also assist in pre-tournament preparation. Supported by experienced sports physiotherapists, the international team specialises in musculoskeletal injuries and sports medicine management. These foreign-trained world-travelling physiotherapists not only come from a vast number of countries, but they bring with them an adventurous spin to physiotherapy services as they go on-the-road all year round to cover major sporting events and tours.

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