Nicki Haves Physiotherapy

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Many headaches are due to problems in the neck as a result of arthritis or trauma. Postural re-education and mobilising the small joints of the neck can get rid of these headaches.

Neck pain

With or without pain in the arm this could be associated with a cervical disc bulge, whiplash, or Cervical Spondylosis; physiotherapy is very effective.

BPPV (Benign Paroxisamal Positional Vertigo)

Balance problems in the inner ear can be easily resolved with a specialised manoeuvre or exercises.

Frozen shoulder

A painful shoulder with stiffness or loss of movement, which can happen after trauma or sometimes for no apparent reason. Although usually successful to treat, some cases may need injection therapy or surgical intervention.

Rotator Cuff Injury or Tendon tear

Usually as a result of trauma, can be very painful and lead to weakness and restriction in shoulder movement. Usually resolved with physiotherapy but in severe cases may need surgical intervention.

Thoracic Pain (or mid-back pain)

Can be associated with poor posture; treated with stability and postural exercises.

Golfer’s elbow

A pain on the inside of the the elbow associated with overuse and gripping, helped with physiotherapy.

Tennis elbow

A pain on the outside of the elbow can be associated with neck problems, carrying heavy loads, using a PC, or playing racquet sports; physiotherapy, stretching and strengthening exercises can help.

Wrist pain

Pain in the wrist, hand, and fingers; associated with RSI (repetitive strain injury) and overuse; responds very well to physiotherapy, ergonomic assessment and exercises especially when caught early.

Lumbago (or low-back pain)

Is usually associated with poor posture and can be treated successfully with posture analysis and exercises.


A severe deep ache down the leg from the buttocks to the toes, or anywhere in between, occasionally with pins and needles often caused by a disc buldge or prolapse: effectively treated with physiotherapy. In more severe cases surgical intervention may be needed.

Sacroiliac Joint Strain

Common after childbirth or bending injuries, very effectively treated by physiotherapy.

Pelvic Floor Weakness

Associated with stress or urge incontinence, it is essential to have physiotherapy intervention.

Groin strain

Can be an adductor muscle tear or instability in the pelvis; it responds well to physiotherapy, stretches, and stability exercises.

Hamstring tear

Can be a muscle tear or a sciatic nerve irritation; treated effectively with physiotherapy, stretches and exercises.

Quadriceps tear (or severe “dead leg”)

usually caused through direct trauma; quickly resolved with physiotherapy.

Anterior Knee Pain

Can be due to osteoarthritis or poor knee alignment; knee posture re-education, strengthening, and preventative care essential.

Knee Ligament strain

Pain on the inside or outside of the knee usually occurs after injury and is very common in football players, resolved with physiotherapy.

Cartilage tear

Usually caused through injury, it is associated with clicking and locking of the knee. A true cartilage tear will need surgical intervention.

Shin Splints

A pain at the front of the leg on the shin that can arise from poor foot posture; it is often seen in runners and footballers, responds well to orthotic assessment and fitting.

Calf tear

Common in runners; can cause pain when walking or going onto tiptoes; very effectively treated with physiotherapy, stretches, and exercises.

Achilles tendonitis

Soreness just above the back of the heel, usually accompanied by a swelling, recovery is usually a long process depending on severity but physiotherapy is very effective.

Sprained ankles

Usually a ligament injury on the inside or outside of the ankle caused by injury; immediate physiotherapy is most beneficial.

Plantar Fasciitis

Pain in the heel and arch aggravated by weight bearing activities. Usually associated with a fallen arch or flat foot; resolved with physiotherapy and orthotic fitting.