At Function360 we offer tailored physiotherapy for those suffering with injury or pain, and for those wanting to prevent injury completely. We work both with injuries suffered by the sedentary all the way through to the professional athlete, and we specialise in injury diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
We at Function360 use an approach to diagnosis and treatment that is different to other practices. We use a combination of manual therapy (hands on) alongside rehabilitation (exercise and corrective movement) to ensure that we do not just mask your symptoms, but we actually CURE the cause of your symptoms too. This will ensure that your injury or pain will not relapse once you return to doing the things you love.
Our physiotherapists are specialised in:
- Injury screening and risk assessment for non-athletes/professional athletes
- Injury and re-injury prevention
- Injury diagnosis, management, treatment and rehabilitation
- Gait Analysis
- Postural correction, education and advice
- Work related pain and injury
- Ergonomic (office/desk) assessment and set-up
- Sports technique development
- Performance development and optimisation
- Pre- and post- injury management and rehabilitation
- Pregnancy pain, injuries and preparation
- Children and adolescent pain and injury
- Chronic pain and injury
Sports Therapy is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability. This is exactly why it fits in so nicely with the other services we offer, and the type of clientele we work with, at Function360.
It utilises the principles of sport and exercise, incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the participant for training, competition and where applicable, work.
Our sports therapists have the knowledge and skills to:
- Aid to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes.
- Provide the immediate care of injuries from recreational, training & competitive environment.
- Assess, treat and, where appropriate, refer on for specialist advice and intervention.
- Provide appropriate sport and remedial massage and manual therapies to athletes and more sedentary individuals.
- Plan and implement appropriate rehabilitation programmes.
REHABILITATION AND CORRECTIVE EXERCISE
Our goal isn’t to help you recover from your injury temporarily. We firmly believe in the importance of guiding you through the full process of recovery, to ensure that you will not relapse.
We use a combination of manual therapy with rehabilitation and corrective exercise where needed, to improve movement patterns, achieve muscle balance and prevent relapse. Each movement and/or exercise you carry out will be fully explained to you so that you can apply what you learn to your day to day life, improving performance each and every day, and preventing injury and pain in the future.
Meet Harvey, our corrective exercise specialist.
GAIT ANALYSIS AND INSOLE MANUFACTURING
Whether you are a runner or not, we recommend that you have your gait analysis carried out in order to identify any movement patterns that may be causing injury or predisposing you to future injury.
Injury is not solely caused my trauma. Simply walking with asymmetry could cause both pain and injury.
Our gait analysis will pick up on your risk of injury, or the cause of you current injury, and provide information that will guide us in optimising your recovery and reducing risk of re-injury.
What your gait analysis could involve:
- A full and thorough analysis of your standing, walking and/or jogging AND any relevant sport specific movement.
- Muscle balance testing – why are you weight bearing the way you are, and is there anything that our rehabilitation specialists can help you with?
- Postural assessment.
- Discussion of results and a full detailed report of the analysis.
- Recommendations on what you can do to improve and how WE will help you further.
- The option for prescription and manufacturing of fully customised and highly durable insoles, if and when necessary. The insoles we have manufactured are of the best quality, and therefore will last up to 10 years.
Myofascial release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Myofascial release technique is applied directly on the body and uses slow and sometimes deep pressure to restore the proper health of the fascia.
Our therapists use Myofascial Release for conditions including:
Low back pain, headaches, neck stiffness, shoulder injuries, arthritic conditions, sports injuries, and many more.
The benefits of using Myofascial Release therapy includes:
Reduction in muscle spasms, improved joint movement, decreased muscle and fascial tension, improved breathing, reduction in chronic recurring injuries and more.
Myofascial release is used to improve the health of the muscles and fascia, improve circulation and restore good posture. It is particularly good for more sedentary individuals suffering with postural pain whether it is desk related or not, or those wanting to prevent postural pain completely. Meet our therapists here.
DEEP TISSUE THERAPY
Deep Tissue therapy is one of the specialised soft tissue therapies we offer at Function360.
Our tailored Deep Tissue Therapy provides an outcome-oriented approach to soft tissue therapy that uses a creative integration of different hands on techniques.
This therapy is appropriate for a range of different individuals. Whether the aim is to reduce or eliminate musculo-skeletal pain; increase range of movement; or promote the positive psychological effects of touch, our specialised therapist will tailor the treatment completely to your needs, to ensure you achieve the outcome you are after.
It uses a combination of slow and deep techniques, including table shiatsu, acupressure points, trigger point therapy, and passive/PNF/AIS stretching, which work to enhance and reinforce each other, creating space and supporting the body’s own healing processes. This allows for a truly bespoke treatment as every body responds differently to each technique meaning that the treatment can be refined, and therefore more effective and efficient for the individual.
Our therapists use Deep Tissue Therapy for conditions including:
Back pain, neck pain and headaches, arthritic conditions, chronic pain, sports injuries, and many more
The benefits of using Deep Tissue Therapy includes:
Reduction in muscle spasms, improved joint movement, decreased muscle tightness, reduction in chronic recurring injuries, injury recovery and prevention, sports injury recovery and prevention, sports performance enhancement, postural improvement and more.
Meet out therapists here.
We use tailored sports massage in combination with physiotherapy and rehabilitation to ensure you are getting an all round approach, to fully recover from your injury.
Our sports massage method is a little different to the typical sports massage one usually expects. Our experienced massage therapists are trained to tailor their treatments to meet the specific needs of each individual they work with. Rather than battering and bruising the muscles using a ‘one pressure fits all’ approach, we use a tailored approach using a deep but controlled pressure, that promotes a more long term benefit.
Whether you are in pain or you just need to relax, whether you feel you need a good stretch or you just want to nod off after a long day, our massage therapists are highly qualified and experienced and they are exceptional at targeting your specific needs.
Tailored sports massage is not only used for injury recovery, but also injury prevention, both for the sedentary individual, through to the professional athlete.
A discussion of your needs prior to starting the treatment will aid your therapist to establish what your goals from the treatment are. Your therapist will then assess your needs and physically examine you in order to identify which techniques best suit your needs.
Conditions that generally respond well to massage as a complementary therapy include:
Muscle pain and stiffness, muscle strain, edema (swelling), muscle soreness from exercise and/or injury, muscle sprains, muscle tension, sore spots, repetitive strain injuries, tendinitis, stress, stress induced headache and more.
You don’t need to be injured or in pain to benefit from a sports massage. Many of our clients visit our massage therapists for maintenance sessions, rather than waiting for an injury to creep in. Maintenance sports massage is done approximately once a week as a regular part of ones routine. Regular massage increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the muscles, keeping the tissues loose and helping to reduce the development of scar tissue, injury and pain. It helps to optimise muscle health, improving posture, muscle function and daily performance.
The goal of all sports massage is to maximise performance, whether at work or during sports.
Meet our Massage Therapists before booking in to see us. We do advise that you discuss your requirements prior to your session. We understand that everybody has different goals and expectations when it comes to massage treatments, and we would like to ensure that we meet your needs as best as we can.
A vocal massage targets the ‘singing’ muscles through remedial massage, gentle myofascial work, trigger point therapy and relaxation massage.
We all use our voices on a day-to-day basis without giving any thought whatsoever as to how the sound is produced. There are many muscles that are engaged in this process and just like any other muscles group they too can become tired and strained. These muscle groups reside in the upper body; chest neck, face and head.
Vocal massage is a treatment that relaxes all the muscle groups related to breathing and voice production. It is aimed at relieving tension in the rib cage and diaphragm, whilst also aiding to improve posture and therefore performance.
Vocal massage is not only beneficial for singers, but also for dancers and athletes.
Contact us to enquire about this treatment.
At Function360 we work with both pre- and post-natal ladies, who are looking to keep fit, healthy and more importantly pain-free.
We work with ladies who have been injured in the past, who have current injuries or niggles they are dealing with, but also those who just wish to prevent pregnancy related injuries, aches and pains.
We offer a range of services and treatment that are tailored to your individual pregnancy needs. Some of the services we offer to pregnant ladies are; physiotherapy, rehabilitation and corrective exercise, massage and myofascial release.
We invite you to have a look at our services list and book online by clicking here.
Personal training is great for anybody who would like to improve general health and fitness, improve aesthetics and optimise quality of life. We have seen countless patients further develop their performance through personal training as a progression from physiotherapy, rehabilitation and corrective exercise. We believe that the correct combination of treatment, rehabilitation and a structured strength and conditioning program tailored to your individual goals will optimise your performance and physical well being.
Our aim is to work together to coordinate your physiotherapy and/or rehabilitation with your training program in order to optimise your functional progress and performance.
Meet Ben, our strength and conditioning specialist.