Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the specialist field of physiotherapy that assesses, diagnoses and treats disorders of the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the human body.
Our team of Physiotherapists are all specialists in the field of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. They have all worked in NHS services as well as professional or elite sport. At Physiokinetic we utilise this experience in order to achieve the best outcome for you when treating your injury or condition.
We don’t just treat athletes - but our team have a wealth of experience in dealing with professional and elite athletes. This means we can bring this expertise to all of our customers, whether they are involved in sport or not.
Young or old, able-bodied or with disability, those with injuries associated with work or hobbies – all are welcomed at Physiokinetic and will be treated using the same principles and respect.
Read more about our Physiotherapists on the Team page.
With a combined experience totalling over 40 years, working in a number of professional and elite sports, Physiokinetic is the number one choice in Birmingham for Sports Injuries. We have been the official Physiotherapy Partner to University of Birmingham Sport for 15 years and we continue to deliver a daily service to national and international class athletes across dozens of sports. Read more about our Sports experience on the Team page.
Runners make up the biggest proportion of athletes that we see - both amateur and elite. We have extensive experience in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of running related injuries. All of our team work with international teams and /or athletes (including Team GB / England Athletics) and are able to bring this experience to your appointment. With the addition of our world leading foot scanning technology, we are well equipped to deal with all types of runing related musculoskeletal injury.
Physiokinetic have been assessing and treating occupational injuries since 2003. This is either on behalf of some of our corporate clients or for individuals who present with work-related injuries who are looking for an effective long-lasting solution.
Using a multi-stranded treatment approach, we look to address the cause of the problem as well as treat the symptoms.
Physiokinetic has close links with some of the leading hip orthopaedic specialists in the West Midlands, providing private rehabilitation and treatment for people of all ages. This includes post-surgical care and conservative (non-surgical) management of a variety of hip disorders including femoro-acetabular impingement, labral tears, gluteus medius tendinopathy, greater trochanteric pain syndrome, dysplasia and arthritis.
Physiokinetic has close working links with Consultants in Sports and Exercise Medicine throughout the West Midlands region and nationally. This type of service is relevant for
- Athletes with acute injuries who require urgent information on diagnosis / prognosis / management.
- Athletes who are suspected of having complex injuries that won’t respond to conservative treatment and may need further investigation such as MRI or Ultrasound scans.
- Athletes who have particularly complex injures that have not responded to physiotherapy.
- Athletes who are feeling ill or fatigued due to training.
- Anyone who has a musculoskeletal injury who wants to obtain an accurate diagnosis and management plan.
If you think that you may require this type of service, this can either be assessed by one of our team where we can advise on the best course of action.
Physiokinetic have been involved in athlete profiling (also known as screening) for over a decade. This process is designed to identify potential injury risks as well as specific targets for improvement in terms of mobility, strength and movement proficiency. The central aim is to reduce the risk of avoidable injury and achieve improved training consistency, enhancing overall sporting performance.
Our profiling is sport specific and will include a report which summarises the findings as well as the recommendations arising from the process.
Superspines is an exercise class that is designed for people who have episodic mechanical back pain or who have had similar back pain in the past.
These hour-long sessions are physiotherapist led and combine flexibility, strength and balance through a series of floor based, swiss ball and functional exercises. Emphasis is placed on correct technique and learning to listen to what your body is telling you.
This approach to treatment of low back pain is recommended by NICE who published new guidelines in November 2016.
These sessions are available on a one-to-one basis – please contact us for more details.
Our Physiotherapy team provide detailed exercise programs using an exercise software package called Physiotec as part of our treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and injury. This provides detailed instructions, photographs and videos to assist our clients with their rehabilitation.
Sometimes the physical demands required to restore normal function for a client mean that more extensive re-conditioning is required. Physiokinetic can offer specialist Strength and Conditioning Coaching through our partnership with Alan Milway. Alan has worked with elite athletes from a variety of sports including World Champions. He has the expert knowledge required to help you achieve your goals.
Read more about Alan on our Team page.
Sports massage is an effective way of maintaining the normal mobility and health of the soft tissue structures that are part of the musculoskeletal system of the body. It is an essential tool for professional athletes who push their bodies on a daily basis in training and competition, aiding recovery and injury prevention.
Sports massage could also help you. No matter what your sport, or level of ability, it can be an important factor in keeping you at your physical best, preventing issues which can lead to injury and time out. Physiokinetic can offer Sports Massage through our partnership with Gareth Norris. Gareth has worked with elite athletes from numerous sports is currently Sports Masseur to GB Skeleton.
Read more about Gareth on our Team page.