No matter what your problem, whether you have simply sprained your ankle, twisted your back or are recovering from surgery or illness, help is at hand from ACTIVE VIII, Henley on Thames, Centre of Excellence for Physiotherapy. We offer a wide range of Physiotherapy treatments for all musculo-skeletal problems. Providing a holistic approach, these treatments are usually used in combination and are tailored to your individual needs.
Sports physiotherapy combines the expertise of a Chartered Physiotherapist, with sports specific knowledge and the biomechanical approach of a sports scientist. Our Sports Physiotherapists have undertaken additional qualifications to achieve this level. This includes some of the highest qualifications obtainable, such MSc or Post-Graduate Diplomas in Sports Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy, BSc in Remedial Science and Biomechanics, Diplomas in Injection Therapy (for pain relief), Sports Science, Sports Podiatry and diplomas in Sports Emergency Medicine, First-Aid and Pitch-Side trauma management (recognised standard for Olympic level).
Pain slows us down and makes our bodies feel unnatural and awkward. As a result of pain we adopt abnormal postures and develop adverse compensatory motions in other parts of the body when undertaking normal activities such as walking and running. These compensations often cause injuries in other areas of the body. Biomechanics is the study of the cause of your injury or problem. We are able to look closely at your posture and movement using sophisticated motion analysis and foot pressure systems, in addition to measuring muscle strength and other parameters.