Shockwave Therapy

Wrexham Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries clinic are one of the few physiotherapy clinics in the area to be able to offer Shockwave Therapy to our clients. Traditionally this modality has only been available privately via a hospital consultant, resulting in a large financial outlay. We are pleased to provide this treatment at our standard treatment[…]

Vestibular problems including vertigo

Dizziness and vertigo are common symptoms reported by adults. They are symptoms that can result from a peripheral vestibular disorder (a dysfunction of the balance organs of the inner ear) or central vestibular disorder (a dysfunction of one or more parts of the central nervous system that help process balance and spatial information). People with[…]

Temporo-mandibular dysfunction

There is increasing evidence that physiotherapy is helpful in reducing pain & increasing jaw function in patients with TMDs. Physiotherapy is a conservative, reversible treatment. It does not invade the tissues of the face, jaw or joint, or involve surgery. It does not cause permanent change in the structure or position of the jaw or[…]

Rotator cuff injuries

Common conditions that cause pain around the shoulder include rotator cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tear or impingement. All results in irritation and inflammation of the tendons causing pain and restricted range of movement can occur following a specific injury or as a result of degenerative changes in the joint. Treatment involves techniques to reduce inflammation,[…]

Repetitive strain injuries

A repetitive strain injury (RSI) is an “injury to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems that may be caused by repetitive tasks, forceful exertions, vibrations, mechanical compression, or sustained or awkward positions Specifically, repetitive strain injury is known as an occupational overuse syndrome that affects nerves tendons and muscles. A list of common repetitive strain injury[…]

Pregnancy related pain

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) or symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD) is common in pregnancy; it includes pain anywhere from the lumbar spine/abdomen down to the thigh, either at the front or back. The pain may range from a mild ache to severe pain which limits your daily activities. This may start at any time during pregnancy,[…]

Post surgical conditions

After 6-8 weeks broken bones may have healed, however the joints nearby are often stiff, the muscles tight or weak and there may be swelling. This makes it difficult to use the affected limb normally and may cause pain. Attending physiotherapy aims to pinpoint the problem and increase mobility as well as reduce long term[…]

Neurological conditions including, stroke, parkinson’s disease, MS & cerebral palsy

A wide range of Neurological conditions can be treated by our specialist Neurophysiotherapists, including: Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injury, Motor Neurone Disease, Elderly Mobility Difficulties, Vestibular Dysfunction (Dizziness) Our team will assess your condition & requirements & will offer individual treatment programmes and advice tailored to your needs.

Neck pain

Pain in the neck can be due to injury, a mechanical or muscular problem, a trapped nerve caused by a bulge in one of the discs between the vertebrae, or from arthritis of the neck. It can range from mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain. If the pain has lasted more than three months, it’s[…]

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a condition that leads to pain and stiffness of the shoulder. It’s also known as adhesive capsulitis or shoulder contracture. The symptoms tend to gradually get worse over a number of months or years. You’ll typically experience shoulder pain for the first two to nine months, which can be severe, followed by[…]

Fractures

Physiotherapy can sometimes start immediately after the fracture has been immobilised. Physiotherapy during fracture healing will concentrate on promoting healing, encouraging weight bearing (if appropriate), maintaining strength of weakened muscles, maintaining range of movement of the affected and surrounding joints & reducing pain & swelling After your fracture has healed and / or your cast[…]

COPD (chronic chest problems)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are older terms used for different types of COPD[ Physiotherapy treatment aims to remove excess bronchial secretion and reduce the airflow obstruction, establish the coordinated[…]

Chronic pain

Chronic pain is long-term pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. The physical effects of chronic pain include tense muscles, limited mobility, lack of energy, and changes in appetite. Emotional effects include depression, anger, anxiety and fear of re-injury. This fear may hamper a person’s ability to return to normal work or leisure activities. Common sources of chronic[…]

Calcification

Calcification happens when calcium builds up in body tissue, it can occur in almost any part of the body. This build up can harden and disrupt your body’s normal processes. Some calcium build up is harmless. These deposits are believed to be the body’s response to inflammation, injury, or certain biological processes. However, some calcifications[…]

Back pain

Back pain is a musculo-skeletal disorder which affects millions of people every year & is the biggest cause of people being off sick from work. Back pain has a wide variety of causes including muscle spasm, ligament strains, prolapsed intervertebral discs, joint arthritis, fractures and infection. Some back pain is classed as ‘mechanical pain’ as[…]

Sport & Soft Tissue Injuires

Sports injuries are refering to sprains, strains, torn muscles, ligaments, dislocations etc. Whilst bones represent the skeletal structure or foundation of the body, the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bursa, joints, blood, water and lymph represent the soft tissue that surrounds the skeleton. It is this soft tissue that may become damaged as a result[…]