Specialisms

The physiotherapists at CSPC are experienced in treating a number of different complex conditions. Please see below a short description of some of the conditions that the physiotherapists can treat at the clinic. To view the full descriptions and more details please click on the bold titles.

Osteitis pubis and groin pain

Symphysis_pubis_anatomieOsteitis pubis can be used to describe pain emanating from the pubic symphysis, which is the joint where the two halves of the pelvis come together at the front of the pelvis. The pelvic bones form a ring with the pubic symphysis at the front and are joined at the back of the pelvis at joints on each side of the sacrum (the sacro-iliac joints). The pubic symphysis is a thin joint which under normal circumstances has very minimal motion. In osteitis pubis, or with other types of groin pain, the pubic symphysis can be out of line, with one side higher or lower, or further forward or back than the other. It can also move more than it should during movement and walking, and it is this malalignment and excess movement that can result in inflammation and pain. Find out more.

Osgood – Schaltter’s Disease

Osgood-Schlatter’s disease is one of the most common causes of knee pain in young athletes, usually in those who are training hard, or who are undergoing or have undergone a growth spurt. This is because of the fact that during growth, bones will tend to grow faster than muscles and tendons, which means that in a growth spurt, children and adolescents will tend to become less flexible in all of their muscles. Find out more.

Severs Disease: Heel Pain

Severs disease is a common cause of heel pain in young athletes, usually in those who are training hard, or who are undergoing or have undergone a growth spurt. Severs disease occurs in children when the growth plate (which is the growing part of the heel bone) is injured. Tendons attach muscles to bones, and it is the Achilles tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone. During growth, bones will tend to grow faster than muscles and tendons, which means that in a growth spurt, children and adolescents will tend to become less flexible in all of their muscles. More strain is therefore put on the tendons, which can then cause the tendons to pull too hard on the attachment to the bone or growth plate. In the case of Severs disease, the pull is at the attachment of the Achilles tendon onto the heel bone. Find out more.

Your Body During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time of great change in a woman’s body – read about the effects of pregnancy musculoskeletally and what you can do to minimise the impact, both during the pregnancy and in the months following birth, including recommended exercises for you to do at home available to download.

Find out how to Manage other changes to your body during pregnancy – eg, hormones, breathing, emotional – to enjoy your time as a mum-to-be.

Physiotherapy treatment whilst pregnant is perfectly safe and at the Coach House we have a number of physiotherapists experienced in pre and post natal treatment. Our aim is to improve your body’s ability to change and adapt during pregnancy, supporting you and your baby with the minimum pain and discomfort and addressing any issues you are specifically experiencing in your pregnancy. Find out more.

Breathing Dysfunctions

About 10% of the population are diagnosed with hyperventilation syndrome. This being said it is thought that far more people are suffering from a breathing dysfunction, which can be just as significant. The main breathing dysfunction is when the patient is in a state of constant inhalation, basically not breathing out fully with each breath. This can cause hypocapinia, a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood and leads to your body becoming slightly more alkaline and can reduce the amount of oxygen getting around your body. Once this happens your body goes into subtle state of ‘fight or flight’, which is great if you have lions chasing you or emergencies to deal with but not an ideal state for your body to be in every hour of the day. If this happens, then your body’s reaction can be anxiety, change in blood PH, muscle tone, pain threshold, and many cetral and peripheral nervous system symptoms some even replicating heart problems. Find out more.