A revolution in sports performance and injury recovery, the”Alter-G” Anti-Gravity treadmill with technology developed by NASA helps:
Used by a number of the worlds top athletes and sports teams (including Mo Farah, Rafael Nadal, Manchester United, Barcelona and LA Lakers), it allows the user to reduce their bodyweight in 1% increments to as low as 20% of normal – the equivalent of walking on the moon!
If you train for triathlons, iron man contests, marathons or half marathons then the AlterG running clinic is for you. Prepare thoroughly and reduce the risk of injury with one of our specialist training packages designed specifically for your race. Physiquipe have one of the few AlterG’s available to the public in the UK and the only one in Didsbury, Manchester!
We are one of the very few private centres in the UK to have the BTE PrimusRS. This equipment is used by the US Olympic team (amongst other elite sports teams) to assess and rehabilitate their athletes so that they are in peak condition when they compete, and we are now able to offer the same service! The PrimusRS allows us to collect objective, quantifiable data for both functional and isolated movements, so we will be able to identify any potential power or fatigue weaknesses or inbalances specific for the activity you participate in. You will be given a comprehensive report illustrating the areas you need to work on. We can then advise on the best course of action for both rehabilitation and performance enhancement. You can then book in for your re test to see how you have improved.
The Primus allows us to test virtually any movement, so we offer a free consultation with one of our clinical team to establish what assessment would be most beneficial to you. Whether you are an elite athlete or trying to prepare for your first triathlon or 5KM race, this will help you.
If you have a coach or physio, they are very welcome to attend as well.
Tennis elbow, clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is pain on around the inside of the elbow. It is similar to tennis elbow. These conditions often occurs after strenuous overuse of the muscles and tendons of the forearm, near the elbow joint.
You may notice pain:
What causes tennis/Golfers elbow?
If the muscles and tendons are strained, tiny tears and inflammation can develop near the bony lump (the lateral/medial epicondyle) on the outside/inside of your elbow. This is a common injury which prevents you from just being yourself and being able to do those day to day tasks or play the sport you love without the pain and discomfort of your elbow ‘flaring up’.
PhysioTouch is regularly used for the treatment of Tennis/Golfers Elbow. The negative pressure lifts the skin in a pain free manner which reduces swelling and encourages the healing process. We treat the full limb (not just the elbow) to ensure you get a thorough, quality treatment and we can help prevent injury re-occurrence.
Scars are often regarded as something you have to ‘live with’ – not anymore! That scar you have from your:
and any other procedure can be treated! Not just scars from operative procedures, that scar from when you fell out of the tree or had an accident at work can be treated as well.
Scar tissue can have an impact on other parts of your body (eg a scar on your knee can lead to back pain), so it is really important to remove it as quickly as possible.
PhysioTouch can drastically diminish the appearance of scars and reduce the feelings of tightness and pain by its revolutionary method. Negative pressure lifts the skin in a PAIN FREE manner and helps ‘grab hold’ and break down the scar tissue in the area.
We treat scars that are old and new, so:
Physiquipe offer the AlterG as part of a unique package to support natural weight loss. The “Alter-G” Anti-Gravity treadmill is technology developed by NASA that allows patients to reduce their body weight in 1% increments to as low as 20% of normal – the equivalent of walking on the moon. This not only allows patients to actually experience what their planned weight loss would feel like (making you fully understand how you are going to feel – what a motivator!), but it also means you can actually run freely with no pain. Patients will be in a non-gym environment and a completely private setting with our grade 4 personal trainer and specialist in obesity and nutrition. Our programmes last 1 month, consisting of 3 sessions per week, each designed specifically for you and your own body’s progression.
Physiotherapy relieves pain using techniques like Joint Manipulation and Mobilisation, Muscle & Soft Tissue Myofascial Release. Our treatments have been scientifically validated to help a range of problems from spinal pain and injury, to enhancement of your sporting performance.
Like any other muscle group your neck is weakened by injury. Weakness causes progressive pain and reduce range of motion. Physiquipe target the underlying cause of pain and stiffness through the unique BTE Multi-Cervical unit. The BTE MCU allows us to precisely measure your neck strength and mobility to pinpoint the route of your pain. We will assist you to get better faster with a fully personalised treatment programme specifically developed for you. One of only 4 such systems in the UK, 75% of MCU Patients experiences decreased neck pain and improved range of motion.
A number of the worlds top athletes are now using Kinesiology tape. Our clinicians are trained to apply it for maximum benefit either as part of your treatment or as one off, standalone session.
Kinesiology tape is made from tightly woven elasticated cotton fibres. It is highly durable and waterproof so the tape can be worn for up to a week withstanding vigorous movement, sweat and total immersion in water. It works in several ways: To take pressure off painful areas – this reduces the tension through weak or inflammed muscles and tendons; To relax muscles – activating stretch receptors in the skin which feed back to influence the control of the muscle tension under the skin or activate muscle spindles within the muscle; To promote blood flow and lymphatic – when applied to the skin with stretch the tape naturally wants to recoil. As a result it lifts the skin and fascia to allow blood and lymph flow to increase which is thought to speed up the heeling process.
The running clinic is to help any runner who is looking to:
We have the AlterG treadmill which can be built in to your program. This sytem is used by all elite runners ansd now you can use it too. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill enables athletes of any level to maintain and even increase endurance and leg strength, without the usual pounding such training entails.
We also have the PhysioTouch equipment. This negative pressure device reduces swelling and aids muscle recovery. Whether it is treating a twisted ankle or recovering from a hard training session, PhysioTouch will get you back running again more quickly and comfortably.