Avenue Clinic

Avenue Clinic

Therapies

Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a ‘game changing’ treatment for musculoskeletal soft tissue and sports injuries including chronic tendon pain (tendinopathy). It can be effective where other treatments have not been, in the treatment of a range of tendon problems including plantar facsiitis, ankle, shoulder, knee and elbow pain and often in only 3-4 treatments.

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Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a safe and natural approach to healthcare. Patients of all ages may benefit, and the osteopaths within the clinic have varying experience of treating newborns through to octogenarians and above!

Osteopaths look at the body as a whole and aim to find and treat (using a variety of hands on techniques) the cause of a problem, thus aiming to minimise the likelihood of recurrence.

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a system of healing which focuses on improving the overall wellbeing of the patient. According to Traditional Chinese philosophy our health is dependent on the body’s motivating energy (qi) moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of channels beneath the skin. It is when this becomes unbalanced that illness may result and pain may occur.

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Respiratory Physiotherapy

Respiratory physiotherapy uses a combination of education, breathing exercises and techniques, movement analysis, soft tissue release techniques, postural correction and strength and conditioning training to help you meet your goals.

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy uses a ‘physical’ approach that involves manual assessment and treatment techniques, which aim to:

Encourage tissue healing by controlling and reducing pain and inflammation
Restore normal range of motion by integrating the muscular joint and nervous system.
Identifying and treating problems and reduce the risk of re-occurrence.

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Neurological Physiotherapy

Neurological Physiotherapy is the treatment of individuals with a neurological condition such as stroke, MS, brain injury, or Parkinson’s disease.

A Neurological physiotherapist has in depth knowledge and experience of the physical and cognitive impairments associated with neurological conditions.

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Nutritional Therapy

​Nutritional therapy applies nutrition science which identifies potential imbalances that may affect a person’s health and well being. This is achieved by taking a thorough case history together with the use of diagnostics tools including functional medicine tests to get to the route cause of a person’s symptoms. Recognising the importance of an individual approach, clients are given personalised programmes to include diet and lifestyle changes and sometimes targeted nutrients to enhance health.

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Psychotherapy

A number of models are utilised including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which is effective for a range of mental health problems including anxiety, depression and employment related stress.

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Podiatry

Podiatry (Chiropody) is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the feet. Podiatrists offer a wide range of treatments including common conditions through to minor nail surgery, biomechanical assessment and orthotics (medical insoles).

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Holistic Massage Therapy

Holistic Massage can assist your recovery from injury or illness. It is also rejuvenating and restorative. A combination of bodywork techniques are used within each treatment in order to reinforce and enhance relaxation. Massage is beneficial to all and specialist treatments are available such as pregnancy, oncology and seated massages.

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Sports Massage

Sports massage is geared toward athletes of every kind, from the elite to the recreational athlete, world-class professionals to weekend joggers.

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Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy Massage

Massage during pregnancy can be relaxing and also help to ease problems such as lower back pain, aching shoulders & neck, sciatica or swollen ankles, nausea or headaches etc. With a qualified therapist, massage is safe in all trimesters as well as after birth.

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Developmental Education Programmes

The Developmental Education programme includes Neurodevelopmental therapy and Johansen Individualised Auditory Stimulation.

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Indian Head Massage

Origins of Indian Head Massage Indian Head Massage, also known as ‘Champi’ (Hindi), ‘Shiroabhyanga’ and ‘Champissage™’, has been in existence in some form or another for thousands of years. The traditional art of Indian Head Massage is based upon the ancient system of medicine known as Ayurveda, which is recorded in ancient texts that date […]

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Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy that helps to balance the body’s systems and aid relaxation. Using a firm pressure on specific reflex areas on the feet or hands, it aims to stimulate the flow of energy through longitudinal zones of the body. Treatment can be beneficial for headaches, tension, digestive disorders, PMS etc.

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Speech Therapy

From February 2017, there will be an independent Speech & Language Therapy Service available in Guernsey. The Speech & Language Therapy Service based at Avenue Clinic can provide assessment and therapy for children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties. Zara offers a highly individualised approach, tailored specifically to the needs of your child.

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Health Kinesiology

Health Kinesiology aims to provide a drug free alternative to everyday life issues and to work alongside conventional medicine, using established HK techniques and to promote awareness to people who choose to explore the benefits that complementary therapy may offer.

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Ergonomic Assessments

Ergonomics looks at the relationship between people and their work. It seeks to ensure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suits each worker. There are five aspects of ergonomics – safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance, and aesthetics.

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Gait Scanning

The TOG Gaitscan machine is a wonderful tool for assessment of mechanical problems and also, if necessary, for prescription of custom made orthotic insoles.

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"The more they assessed and looked at my body alignment I soon realised they weren’t just interested in treating the injury and sending me on my merry way, they were looking at a permanent solution so that I would hopefully not have any reoccurring similar problems.....how refreshing!"

Happy Client (for Hannah Lord & Elaine Strappini )

From the blog...

Shockwave Success!

Here is a great testimonial from one of our patients who had fantastic results with Shockwave Therapy. We’ve had our machine for over a year now and we are really excited about the great results we’ve had in a variety of conditions including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, shoulder tendinopathy / calcification and tennis elbow. ‘In […]

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Avoiding Injury Over Christmas

BE CAREFUL OUT THERE! Unfortunately, at this time of the year, we see a rise in injuries caused by anything from the wet and icy conditions on the roads to lifting Christmas trees from storage etc. So in order to avoid your festive season being marked by pain, we thought we would offer a few […]

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Cold and Flu Season

We’ve all been there. Sore throat, headache, cough, runny nose, achy body. It all seems to happen right before a busy weekend. Since the cold and flu season is upon us, did you know that whilst our body’s immune system is fighting the virus, it can put additional strain on our bodies. For example, the […]

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