Alona is a registered professional physiotherapist and sports massage therapist based in Portadown, Co Armagh.
Services include comprehensive assessment and treatment of wide variety musculoskeletal disorders that affect joints, muscles, tendons, muscles, fascia, and nerves, etc.
We treat the following conditions
Sports and overuse injuries such as: muscle strains (e.g. calf, thigh and groin), joint injuries (ligamentous sprains, overuse injuries), tendinopathies (Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Patellar tendinopathy)
Back Pain (caused by intervertebral disc herniation, Sciatica, Muscle spasms, Degenerative Arthritis of the spine)
Neck Pain (Cervical Spondylosis, Trigger Points, Cervicogenic Headaches)
Joint Pain such as: Shoulder Pain (e.g. frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tendinopathies, subacromial impingement), Elbow pain (lateral epicondylitis, Triceps Tendonitis, Wrist and hand pain and dysfunction, Hip and SIJ pain (Osteoarthritis, Gluteal Tendinopathy, Piriformis Syndrome), Knee pain (runner’s knee, arthritis, Fat Pad Impingement), Ankle and foot pain (ligamentous injuries, plantar fasciitis)
Deep Transverse Frictions
Trigger Point Therapy
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques
Neural Mobilisation Techniques
Stretching and Exercise Therapy (muscle strengthening using resistance exercises and Pilates)
What to expect
Typically lasting 45 minutes (15 minutes assessment and 30 minutes treatment), the first appointment is aimed at establishing the cause and origin of musculoskeletal dysfunction through a thorough subjective and objective assessment. Depending on the issue, a variety of assessment techniques can be used.
Firstly, an in-depth history of your condition will be obtained, during this phase of assessment, the therapist will carefully listen to the complaint relating to your pain/disorder, you will be asked some questions relating to the current and past medical history.
Following this, the therapist will utilise numerous objective assessments (Manual muscle tests, Range of movement assessment, Special MSK tests, Neurodynamic tests, palpation).
Following the MSK assessment completion and diagnosis, the therapist will treat the dysfunctional area using the most appropriate therapeutic modalities.
Lasting 30 minutes, at the beginning of the appointment, a quick, 5-minute reassessment will be used to establish the progress of your improvement, with the majority of time spent in treatment, to ensure that you get the best possible outcome, the physiotherapist will continue with the application of rehabilitative treatment.
What to bring?
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment requires clients to undress the effected body area, therefore, for your own comfort, please bring shorts. You will be provided with private space where you can change your clothing.
Call today to book your appointment.