The Mission Of OnTrack Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre
Our mission is provide the best care and outcomes for our clients. We do this using a holistic approach where clients are seen as individuals and the person is viewed as a whole. Our detailed assessment process will ensure that we identify the cause of the problem rather than just treating the symptoms.
At OnTrack, we look outside the box to try and find the root cause of the problem. For example, in order to asses a knee injury we may need to perform gait analysis and observe the biomechanics of the hip, back and ankle. Biomechanical problems can affect all of the joints in the kinetic chain. As well as assessing the site of the injury, it is also important to understand the individual’s fitness and activity levels, training patterns, motivation, footwear and unique requirements of their sport and lifestyle.
We believe that educating clients about their injury will enables ultimately ensure the recovery is faster and more complete. We aim to empower clients to manage their condition, and will jointly agree targets and exercises to ensure that there is a pathway to full recovery.
Physiotherapy is a clinical health profession that rehabilitates people following injury and improves movement disorders. Sports physiotherapists have specialist skills to assess, diagnose and treat sports related injuries as well as understand how an injury can affect sporting performance.
Physiotherapists use evidence based methods to treat and rehabilitate after injury including manual therapies such as massage, soft tissue manipulation, Joint mobilisations, exercise, postural education, alongside other treatment modalities including electrotherapy, acupuncture, dry needling and
We also provide sports and remedial massage which can relieve muscular tension, improve flexibility and promote general wellbeing. Sports massage treatments aim to enhance recovery, facilitate performance and restore the balance in the body’s muscles.
Acupuncture is one of many skills employed by Physiotherapists as part of an integrated approach to the treatment of pain and inflammation.
Physiotherapists who use acupuncture base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to release natural pain relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin and serotonin. These chemicals assist the body’s own natural healing process and offer pain relief as a pre-cursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise.
Conventional acupuncture involves the use of single-use disposable needles of varying lengths and widths that are placed into the skin and soft tissues at various points of the body determined by the Physiotherapist. A number of needles may be used in each treatment.
Acupuncture is a safe treatment, needles are disposable, pre-sterilised, individually packaged and disposed of safely. However, acupuncture is not suitable for everyone and some conditions are contraindicated for acupuncture. We will be able to advise you on the suitability of acupuncture within your physiotherapy treatment.
Professional Standards, Ethics and Safety
Karen Murphy is a Chartered Physiotherapist, registered with the HealthCare Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org Reg No: PH 49957). She is also a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (www.csp.org.uk- Reg no: 62929 which ensures we adhere to strict professional codes of conduct.
Karen is also a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine (www.acpsm.org) and PhysioFirst, an association for
Physiotherapists in Private practice. Both of these special interest groups have their own additional guidelines for clinical practice ensuring a recognised
standard of service provision is met.