At Functional performance & Rehab (FP&R) we pride ourselves with offering the best of patient centred care. We have created a progressive team that are endlessly working towards achieving the best results for their patients not only for the short term but creating foundations to ensure long term outcomes.

Here at FP&R we begin every consultation with a thorough assessment through physical examination to offer all patients a diagnosis and prognosis of their injury. Manual therapy, patient education and exercise-based rehabilitation are some of the main pathways we focus on to improve overall function, restore movement, and create the pillars for long term management.

Common injuries we treat:

  • Low back, Mid back and neck pain
  • Shoulder injuries (including: impingement, bursitis + rotator cuff tears)
  • Knee pain (ACL tears, Arthritis)
  • Over use injuries
  • Postural related pain and injuries
  • Jaw/ TMJ pain
  • Headaches/ vertigo/ dizziness

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a common form of treatment used by our Physiotherapists. Similar to acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into certain tissues to stimulate a healing effect.

Depending on the chosen region and technique used by the therapist, the benefits of dry needling include:

  • Relax muscle spasm and muscle trigger points
  • Reduce inflammation by promoting circulation
  • Improve local immune/ healing responses by promoting blood flow and therefore nutrients to the region

Most commonly dry needling assists with decreasing local muscular pain and improving function through the restoration of a muscle’s ability to lengthen and shorten normally by releasing myofascial trigger points.

1:1 Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates is emphasised as an important part of the rehabilitation programs here at FP&R. Clinical Pilates will generally be used to supplement any hands-on therapy your physiotherapist may be offering.

All Pilates programs are run 1:1 allowing your physiotherapist to assess the way you move. With this in mind each program is then tailored to the individual and run under supervision of a Physiotherapist ensuring it is a safe and effective form of exercise.

Clinical Pilates is beneficial for those recovering from injury, surgery and when undertaking rehabilitation for persistent or chronic pain. Pilates can help you to regain your strength, motor control and balance in a safe and supervised environment.