All treatments are tailored to meet your individual requirements and presenting conditions, plus any contributing biomechanical and lifestyle factors. I combine a variety of advanced techniques to provide you with a personalised approach, including Clinical Massage, Sports Massage practices, Deep Tissue Techniques, mobilisation, exercise therapy and osteopathic-based Soft Tissue Manipulation. I’m also qualified to assess your Posture and Gait, and advise on Postural Correction methods to help ease any discomfort.
DO YOU SUFFER FROM LOWER LEG, CALF, SHIN & ANKLE PAIN?
The cause of pain can be due to posture, gait or biomechanical imbalances, where strain is put on a particular area of the muscle, or a repetitive action. Overuse during a sporting activity, or a direct force on the muscle or tendon can also cause pain and discomfort.
- Gastrocnemius belly and head
- Tibialis posterior
- Flexor hallus
- Achilles Tendon
- Tibilalis anterior
- Tendon and ligaments
Common Conditions Treated:
The cause of this injury is a forceful impact movement of the gastrocnemius and/or the soleus muscle, or imbalance of the biomechanics of the foot when landing and pushing off. The symptoms are pain in the mid-calf, sometimes radiating to the medial and lateral side of the calf. Pain can be experienced when standing on tip-toes, walking, running, or bending the knee. Swelling or bruising may also be seen on the calf.
Achilles Tendon Strain
This is caused by a sudden movement of the calf muscle and is more common when the calf is either cold or very inflexible. It can also happen when a sudden force is applied to the foot, forcing the foot into a bent position.
Caused by repetitive stress from an activity such as running or jumping with improper footwear, imbalance in the biomechanics of the foot whilst running, or a calf injury left untreated. The symptoms are pain and tenderness in the tendon, and possible swelling. Contracting the calf muscle, whilst running or jumping, is difficult and painful.
Medial Tibia Pain Syndrome or Shin Splints
The cause is respective stress on the tibialis anterior muscle (or shin muscle), whilst running or jumping with improper shoes. Imbalance in the biomechanics of the foot whilst running can also be a cause.
Ankle Tendon, Ligament and Tendon Sprain
This can be caused by a sudden twist of the foot, a rolling or force to the foot.
The symptoms are either a first degree sprain with swelling and stiffness, or second degree sprain – you will experience moderate to severe pain, with difficulty in walking, and stiffness and instability to the joint. Or third degree sprain, which is severe swelling and very severe pain and loss of function to the joint.
Although one session is highly beneficial, regular massage treatments maximise the numerous benefits.