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Physiotherapy Clinic - Cyncoed Campus

The Cardiff Met Physiotherapy Clinic is located on the Cyncoed Campus in the National Indoor Athletics Centre. The physiotherapy team are experienced in working with the general public, students and athletes from a wide range of sports from recreational to elite level. They will work alongside you and any specific goals you may have, to provide expert treatment and advice using up to date evidence based practice to help reduce the risk of injury, rehabilitate from injury and improve performance and recovery.


Physiotherapists specialise in promoting and aiding the healing process after injury, reducing pain, increasing range of movement and guiding and progressing individual rehabilitation programmes for a wide range of conditions, including:

    • Sports Injuries

    • Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain

    • RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury)

    • Whiplash Injury

    • Spinal Pain & Dysfunction

    • Joint Pain & Dysfunction

    • Fractures

    • Postural Pain

    • Workplace Injuries

    • Home Injuries


What to expect from your Physiotherapy appointment?

During your initial appointment, the physiotherapist will begin by getting a full history of your injury, and will ask questions about your general health and previous medical history. They will then assess the relevant body area which is likely to involve testing the movement and strength of the joint and palpating the specific area required to treat. Your physiotherapist will then discuss the outcome of their assessment and will explain the proposed treatment plan with you. This treatment plan will be monitored and reviewed at each subsequent appointment to ensure the best possible outcome. Treatment usually consists of a mixture of hands on treatment combined with rehabilitation exercises to be completed by the patient in between their physiotherapy appointments.

Please note: clients may be asked to undress as part of the treatment. Please wear appropriate underwear and loose-fitting clothing to the appointment.

 

Examples of treatment include:

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation

  • Specific soft tissue massage

  • Acupuncture

  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy

  • Exercise and stretching regimes

  • Postural advice and core strengthening

  • Muscle imbalance correction

  • Sports specific rehabilitation



Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to treat a range of painful conditions and injuries. There is an increasing number of research publications demonstrating the positive treatment effect of acupuncture when compared to other forms of treatment.

Traditional Chinese medicine principles are combined with scientific and clinical evidence as a means of reducing pain and promoting healing, always with the aim of enhancing physiotherapy treatments such as exercise and rehabilitation techniques to promote recovery and improve quality of life.


Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions.

An extracorporeal shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, non-electrical high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and will break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions.

The break-down of scar tissue is the key to why shock wave therapy is so effective. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function, thereby weakening the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain. By increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. The normal function can then be restored


Diagnostic ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound is used in clinic to assess the physical quality of lower limb tendons. We currently do not have an ultra-sonographer but one of our therapists is trained to use this modality as part of the clinical assessment of patella tendon, Achilles tendon and plantarfascia conditions.





Booking information

Contact tel. 029 2041 6777 

​Email - lcarwardine@cardiffmet.ac.uk  


Physiotherapy Clinic Address

National Indoor Athletics Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Road, Cardiff, CF23 6XD