Meniscal Tear – Identifying and navigating a common Knee Injury

Meniscal Tear

The menisci are two C-shaped pieces of cartilage that sit between your shinbone and thighbone and serve as shock absorbers. A common knee injury is a Meniscal Tear, especially in athletes who play contact sports. But how can you know if your meniscus is torn? What can you do to change it? Explore now. How […]

Top 5 Differences between a Physiotherapist and a Chiropractor

Physiotherapist vs Chiropractor

A Physiotherapist is… A physiotherapist is a healthcare professional who specialises in the treatment and management of a wide variety of conditions affecting the physical function of the body. They are governed by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and typically earn a three-year bachelor’s degree, or a two-year master’s degree Physiotherapists use […]

What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and a Sports Therapist?

Physiotherapist or Sports Therapist

Have you ever come across a Sports Therapist and wondered what sets this clinician apart from a physiotherapist? The terms Sports Therapist and physiotherapist are often used interchangeably, so what’s the difference between the two? Who should you choose, and how can both specialists help you? What is Physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on restoring and […]

Injection Therapy – Is it right for you?

Injection Therapy

Injection therapy can be a very useful form of treatment to settle acute symptoms to allow you to engage with rehabilitation or to manage long-term chronic conditions. There are two main types of injection therapy that have proven benefits for a wide range of pain conditions Corticosteroid Injections and Ostenil (Hyaluronic Acid Injections). Corticosteroid Injections Cortisone […]

Soft Tissue Therapy – What is it?

Soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.  Also known as the musculoskeletal system it has a strong influence on our bodies other systems, including the nervous system, immune system, lymphatic system and fascial system, to name a few.  It is first important to make clear, […]

Shockwave Therapy – What is it and why would i need it?

Shockwave Therapy Machine

A new treatment is now available here at Freedom Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre is delighted to offer Focused Shockwave Therapy, a non-invasive treatment that will enhance and reset the healing pattern in stubborn conditions that are slow to repair. Generally 3 – 6 sessions is sufficient as a course of treatment, if combined with […]

5 Ways Physiotherapy can Help manage Arthritis


Do you suffer from Arthritis? Arthritis is a common and painful condition that affects millions of people. It causes inflammation, pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility in the joints Regardless of the type of arthritis, it can vary in severity and impact quality of life. Unfortunately there is no cure for arthritis, but it doesn’t […]

The Benefits of Physiotherapy

Booking your first physiotherapy appointment can be daunting. Laura Cattell, Director and Clinical Lead Physiotherapist explains why physiotherapy has been proven to help people of all ages with the pain relief, healing and rehabilitation of most medical and surgical conditions. Physiotherapy gets results In most appropriate cases, including problems affecting the bones, joints and soft […]