Una has been a chartered physiotherapist and has been qualified for 31 years and accordingly has built up a tremendous body of knowledge and experience.
For her first 18 years of practise she worked in the NHS originally in The Royal Infirmary and then eventually in the community.
For the last 13 years she has run her own clinic’ working with patients who suffer from musculoskeletal conditions i.e. back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, tempro-mandibular pain, shoulder, elbow, hand and arm pain, knee, ankle and foot pain, sports injuries, post-operative joint rehabilitation, assessment, diagnoses, advice She prefers running her own physiotherapy clinic as she is able to spend the appropriate time with each patient,and not be constrained by the pressure of the NHS waiting lists.
Each session is on a one-to-one basis lasting 45 minutes and this will include discussion, objective assessment, explanation of the findings, treatment and an estimate of the likely time span to treat the condition and the number of treatments required.
Una has a BSc. in Physiotherapy from Glasgow and has previously worked in various hospitals including; Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Falkirk Royal Infirmary Rheumatology Wards and Clinics, South Glasgow community outpatient clinics, she decided then to set up in private practise.She is current in new treatments and takes a keen interest in stretching her knowledge and improving her technique. She has attended post graduate courses in various manual therapies; including Maitland, Cyriax, Grade V manipulations, Mulligan’s, cranio-sacral, Recoil therapy, Muscle energy, massage, Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation ( PNF) and myo-fascial release and has undertaken electro therapy courses in Therapeutic ultrasound and Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation(TNS)to learn the current research in this field of treatment and is also up to date with Acupuncture and Kinetic taping.
The body is a dynamic organism made up of bones, joints, ligament, cartilage, tendons, muscles, connective tissues, nerves, and the brain all working symbiotically with each other.
A problem can arise when one of the above or a collection of these tissues becomes sensitised by over-use, excess tissue stress, trauma or psychosocial issues leading to Chronic pain.
While assessing you Una will discuss your physical symptoms,examine you and thereafter identify with you the likely underlying cause of your pain, teaching you strategies to overcome your pain using postural advice and exercises that can speed up recovery and prevent reoccurrence or chronic pain.