Services

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Liam George Physiotherapy We Prevent Manage & Cure. Health is my passion. Helping is my purpose. Injury, Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning & Acupuncture are what we do.

 

Iam trained to the highest level and remain committed to on-going personal development so all my clients are offered the latest innovations in all the treatments.

I use a very hands-on approach to treatments that have been developed from a background of elite professional sports, personal experience and continued development within the physiotherapy world both amateur and professional.

 

Why Choose Us?

  •  Non Sport Injuries
  •  Sport Injuries
  •  Privately Insured
  •  Medico-Legal Clients
  •  Training & Performance
  •  Sports Massage/Deep Tissues Massage
  •  Acupuncture & Dry Needling
 

Injuries

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Sporting Injuries

If you are a weekend warrior, amateur athlete, semi-professional sportsperson or just a recreational exerciser keen on living without pain – I’m here to help.

My promise is that I will strive to ensure that together we reach the outcome you desire.

My services include the prevention, management and cure of all musclo-skeletal injuries.

Common sports injuries seen:

  • Shoulder Pain (rotator cuff, movement dysfunction)

  • Elbow Pain (golfers elbow, tennis elbow)

  • Wrist / Hand Injuries

  • Hip Pain (bursitis)

  • Knee Pain (osgood, patella tendinopathies, fat pad irritations)

  • Ankle Pain (lateral ankle sprain, stress fractures)

  • Muscle Strain (calf, hamstring, quad)

  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation (ACL, meniscus, rthroscopy)

  • Hip / Groin Injuries (gilmores groin, lower abdominal dysfunction)

  • Ligament Pain

  • Tendon Injuries (achilles, patella)

  • Soft Tissue Contusions


Non-Sporting Injuries

As we are all made up of the same stuff – muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments (amongst some other things), there is no reason you cannot be treated to the same exceptional standards as an elite athlete.

You may not have hours upon hours of spare time, limitless funding, or need / want to train like an Olympian, but I can tailor a treatment and rehabilitation protocol to your specific needs to get the specific outcome you want.

Perhaps your goal is to walk the dog without pain, return to work, or pick up your children / grandchildren; you may simply wish to be rid of a continual niggling pain.

I will strive to ensure that together we reach the outcome you desire.

Common non-sporting injuries seen:

  • Headaches
  • Neck Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist / Hand Injuries
  • Mid-Back Pain
  • Lower Back
  • Sciatica & Leg Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Hip / Groin Injury
  • Hip replacement
  • Tendon injury

Training & Performance

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Rehabilitation is a vital part of treatment and a bespoke, prescriptive exercise plan is designed to help treat and prevent further injury, for clients who have personal trainers, I will be happy to work alongside your personal trainer to ensure an effective return to exercise.

In fact, during your treatment we often encourage you to continue training (in the right conditions) so to alleviate the long-term implications of the injury, I can also advise on training plans, and be available to clients for advice and information to allow a smooth handover to the trainers following any treatment. Further to this I also welcome those who require personal training, strength and conditioning or structured training plans.


Optimal Body Composition

The body needs fat to function so essential fat is the minimum amount of fat necessary for basic physical and physiological health. There is a lot of controversy over what amount of body fat is optimal for overall health. A healthy range is described as between 8-19% for men and from 14-25% for women.

In my opinion, I think body fat is one important measure of health, but stating a certain body fat level is “unhealthy” doesn’t give the whole story. In fact, some overweight people who exercise can be healthier than their leaner non-exercising counterparts.  Conversely, to imply that anyone who has a six pack (below 8% body fat for men), is very athletic, and at optimal body composition is not always the case. We all have different shapes, sizes, and fat distribution profiles, but I think the chart above is a good starting point.

Digging a little deeper, there are 3 types of fat: subcutaneous (under the skin), visceral (around the organs), and intramuscular (in between muscle, like a marbled steak). The amount of subcutaneous body fat you have may stay the same, but the visceral and intramuscular fat may increase as you age. For a visual representation of a given body fat level, you can check the chart near the bottom of the page.

Most professional athlete will have to adhere to strict guidelines when it comes to body composition. This allows them to perform at the highest level at there most optimum. Any excess body-fat you carry I like to refer to as dead weight, which for most of us it is not recommend for performance or health. There are certain sports that require weight categories but I would always argue that it is far better to carry lean mass than body fat.

Below outlines some of the more popular sports and the recommended body fat % for that sport.

 

So whether you want to improve your performance by carrying less dead weight, want to look good in the gym/beach or you want to just be in the healthy levels of body fat. Having objective measures in place that allow you to continually assess your progress is always a good idea. Plateau in weight loss or training is always a frustrating place to be so rather than continuing with the same habits specific measures will allow you to change different aspects of your training, lifestyle or diet which enable you to get the best results possible. Always remember ‘the definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results’.


Weighing

Body stat analysis using the Body Stat 1500

Key measurement points (Chest, Hips, Waist & Thighs)

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Full easy to read report of results.

Along with advice on how to improve your body composition please contact us


Injury Prevention through Correct Lifting

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Effective training in the gym with weights should always depend on proper technique. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder or professional athlete to reap the benefits of weight training. When done correctly, weight training can help you lose fat, increase your strength and muscle tone, and improve your bone density.

If done incorrectly, however, weight training won’t give you these benefits — and may even lead to injury.

You might learn the majority of your lifting techniques by watching friends, others in the gym or from media (magazines, online resources etc) — but sometimes what you see isn’t safe. Incorrect weight training technique can lead to sprains, strains, fractures and other painful injuries that may hamper your ability to train and be healthy.

 

Sports Massage Therapy

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Regular sports massage nourishes the muscles and removes the build-up of lactic acid and adhesions which can lead to chronic pain, dysfunction, overload or injury

Soft tissue therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body i.e. muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints. Soft tissue therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with everyday and occupational stresses, muscular over-use and many chronic pain conditions. If employed early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury, soft tissue therapy can greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.

Sports and performance soft tissue therapy is a combination of established osteopathic techniques and deep tissue massage, tailored to the individual. It is targeted towards improving loss of range, reducing pain and impacting on performance.

Your body is made up of 70% soft tissue. I specialise in injuries whether they are the result of everyday activities or from competing (at any level).

Clinical reasoning and excellent palpation skills allow me to hone in on the problem area and have you well on the way to recovery in your first session. If you haven’t tried a REAL deep tissue massage or had soft tissue therapy, then have this treatment, it’s highly likely to solve your problem.

At times the treatment can be tender due to the therapist needing to work through the superficial tissues into the deeper structures to locate the underlying cause of the pain or tension.
Soft tissue therapy can both maintain and develop your bodies performance.

If appropriate, you will be given a clear programme of exercises and stretches to follow at home. This is an essential part of the treatment process that is followed up in your next session, adjusting the exercises if needs be.

Our treatments are designed to:

  • Relieve muscle pain, spasm & correct muscle imbalance
  • Deactivate trigger points
  • Improve Range of Movement & flexibility
  • Breakdown scar tissue & adhesions
  • Increase or decrease muscle tone
  • Improve postural awareness
  • Identify potential causes & assist in injury prevention
  • Speed up recovery from training & aid rehabilitation
  • Promote relaxation & mental preparation
  • Prevention of & early detection of possible injury
  • Forms part of a training regime to optimise performance
  • Get you back to full function following surgery/accidents/slips or falls
  • Correct dysfunctional movement patterns
 

Acupuncture 

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What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is an invasive procedure whereby solid filament (acupuncture) needles are inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial triggerpoint.

A myofascial triggerpoint (sometimes known as a knot) consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. The approach is based on Western anatomical and neurophysiological principles which are not to be confused with the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) technique of acupuncture (Travell & Simons 1999).

What can Dry Needling help?
Dry needling can be used for a variety of musculoskeletal problems. Muscles are thought to be a primary contributing factor to the symptoms. Conditions which respond to dry needling include, but are not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Buttock pain
  • Leg pain
  • Hamstring strains
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries