Alchemy in Motion provides a wide range of pelvic health services for women, men and kids. Our physiotherapists have post graduate qualifications and extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of pelvic health conditions including bladder and bowel incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain and post op rehabilitation.
Our Bump to BubTM service offers women realistic, evidence-based advice, assessment and treatment before and after having their baby.
We provide extensive sports physiotherapy services from injury prevention and strength and conditioning to effective, timely rehabilitation and performance enhancement.
Our physiotherapists assess and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including back, neck and joint pain and pre and post op rehabilitation.
Think of your feet as not only as the foundation for your body but also as sensors from your brain to interpret the world you are moving around on. Feet are complex structures with multiple jobs to perform. If not optimally functioning we can experience pain or dysfunction. Our physiotherapists are highly skilled in assessing gait patterns, walking and running which might be the key to unlocking your pain or performance issues.
Breathing is THE essential process of life. The mechanical process of breathing is the KEY motion in our bodies. Oxygen is taken in and waste gases released from the body with efficient breathing. Nervous systems are balanced by appropriate breath. Movement is facilitated by effective breathing patterns. Elite athletes and dancers are “Expert Breathers”. Poor breath can result in poor movement ability and the onset of a cascade of negative effects caused by immobility.
Due to it’s mechanical nature, just like any other mechanical system breathing can become imbalanced and need strengthening and tuning. Complicating this picture are lung conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Physiotherapy has a long tradition in respiratory therapy, starting with the gassed soldiers of WW1, through the Polio epidemic and now into modern day high tech therapy.
We offer one to one therapy and retraining with a therapist with decades of special interest and postgraduate training in this area.
Our highly skilled physiotherapists utilize ultrasound equipment to assess the function of the abdominal, gluteal and pelvic floor muscles. We take the time to explain our findings to clients so that they have a detailed understanding of their diagnosis and dysfunctional patterns. Following assessment, the scanner is used as a biofeedback device to assist our clients in restoring correct muscular function.
Intra vaginal / anal computerised biofeedback and electrical stimulation is available for pelvic floor rehabilitation. We offer our clients easy to use, compact electrical stimulation devices to take home to improve the firing and correct activation of pelvic floor musculature.
Persistent pain is a very complex and common problem. There are multiple persistent pain triggers, some physical and some psychological/emotional. Interestingly the way our brain functions when persistent pain is an issue is complex yet surprisingly predictable. Recent advances in the understanding of the changes in the brain’s function when persistent pain is being experienced have allowed for the development of effective treatment strategies. This is a multidisciplinary team approach with physiotherapy playing a significant part in the maintenance of efficient movement and fitness. Alchemy In Motion has a special interest in this new and exciting area of rehabilitation medicine and offers pain science education talks in the clinic plus a bespoke multi layered programme for each patient.