PhysioTherapy at Balanced

Physiotherapy tailored just for you

Balanced Edinburgh is one of the country’s leading physiotherapy practices, with 5 clinics across Edinburgh. The specialist team at Balanced will thoroughly assess and diagnose your problem then work with you to provide a detailed physiotherapy programme that is tailored specifically to your needs. Whether you are recovering from injury, training for your next event or tired of being in constant pain, Balanced Physiotherapy can help.

We believe in providing hands on treatment in combination with the very latest evidence based practice and we have a wealth of clinical experience to enable us to give our clients the best possible care. Our Physiotec software enables us to email you videos of your exercise programme giving you access to it at home, at the gym and on the move.

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Balanced cover treatment from all major healthcare insurers and is a registered Nuffield and BUPA clinic. Call us now with your insurance authorisation code and we will do the billing for you.

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for Life  

Many of our clients are looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle but feel limited by pain, injury or deconditioning. Our team are able to use there deep understanding of injury pathology and strength and conditioning to help you to work towards your goals and begin to live the life you would choose, doing the activities you enjoy.

for Sport  

Whatever you are passionate about, whether it be elite level sport, recreational running or hillwalking at weekends, our sports specialists have specific understanding of sports biomechanics and the demands of your sport to allow a personalised physiotherapy programme. We believe that a thorough comprehension of the demands of your sport is crucial to delivering an effective rehab programme. Balanced can also provide isokinetic testing for accurate strength assessment to determine readiness to return to sport and diagnose muscle imbalances.

for Work  

Our physiotherapists are trained in ergonomics and workstation assessments which are essential to address the stresses and strains of daily working life. We work with all major insurance companies and can provide a seamless return to work programme and make recommendations on working environment and adaptations. Early Physiotherapy intervention has been proven to reduce time off work due to musculoskeletal conditions.

Booking & Pricing

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs 8.30am - 9pm
Fri - Sun 9am - 4pm
 

Make an Enquiry

Balanced have 5 clinics across Edinburgh. Call us on 0131 315 3105 to be seen at the clinic that suits you or email info@balancededinburgh.co.uk

Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Bowen
60 minutes £60
45 minutes £53
30 minutes £45

Physiotherapy at home
60 minutes £70
Folow-up £65

Physio Massage
60 minutes £60
45 minutes £53
30 minutes £45

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The specialist team at Balanced will thoroughly assess and diagnose your problem then work with you to provide a detailed physiotherapy programme that is tailored specifically to your needs.

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The Neck

Neck pain can be a debilitating and often worrying condition. Your physiotherapist will be able to assess safely and provide an accurate diagnosis for your injury. Our physiotherapists are highly trained in how to assess for more significant neck pathology, in the vast majority of cases this will be ruled out at your first consultation, but when appropriate we will refer on for further investigation where necessary.

Symptoms

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain or tingling in shoulder, arms and hands (known as referred pain)
  • Dizziness
  • Pain that worsens with turning or bending neck

Treatment

  • Postural assessment and retraining
  • Myofascial release and trigger pointing
  • Acupuncture
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Deep neck muscle strengthening
  • Home exercises and rehabilitation programme
  • Assessment of your work and desk position
Head and Face

Many people don’t know that headaches and facial pain are commonly a direct result of problems with the muscles and connective tissue around the neck and head. We have physiotherapists who can treat these problem areas and help to manage your pain.

Causes

  • Stress
  • Posture
  • Neck problems
  • TMJ (Jaw) dysfunction, ie ‘clicking jaw’
  • Previous orthodontic surgery
  • Bruxism, bracing, clenching

Treatments

  • Soft tissue treatments
  • Mobilisation
  • Acupuncture
  • Home exercises and self-treatment techniques
  • Joint mobilisations
The Elbow

Elbow pain can be a result of tendon injury (such as ‘tennis’ or ‘golfers’ elbow) as well as pain following a traumatic injury or following surgery. Pain in the elbow is also commonly referred from the shoulder or neck.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the elbow with gripping or twisting movements
  • Throbbing pain after activity or at night
  • Pain when driving or using a keyboard
  • Numbness or tingling into forearm or hand
  • Commonly associated with sporting activity such as serving in tennis or pushing weights at the gym

Treatment

  • Myofascial release, massage and trigger pointing
  • Strapping or offload devices
  • Acupuncture
  • Joint mobilisations
  • A graded strengthening programme
  • Advice re technique in sport or when using arm
The Shoulder

Shoulder pain is one of the most common conditions treated in our clinics. Shoulder pain can be a result of a traumatic injury but more commonly is a result of overuse and can often be directly linked to posture. Our physiotherapists specialise in treating rotator cuff injuries as well as adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder).

Symptoms

  • Pain or discomfort over the shoulder joint and upper arm
  • Pain when sleeping on affected side
  • Often a ‘catching’ pain with reaching or rotating arm
  • Pain with everyday tasks such as reaching overhead, dressing, driving or reaching into back pocket

Treatments

  • Myofascial release, massage and trigger point release
  • Acupuncture
  • Strapping
  • Electrotherapy
  • Postural assessment and retraining
  • Jojnt mobilisation
  • Strengthening to rotator cuff and scapula
  • Home management programme including exercises to relieve pain and strengthen
The Wrist & Hand

Wrist and hand pain is commonly a result of a repetitive strain injury but can also present after a fall, an operation or a traumatic injury to the area. Some arthritic conditions also manifest as joint pains in the hand and fingers.

Symptoms

  • Pain in wrist, hand or fingers
  • Difficulty with gripping, throwing, writing or using computer
  • Swelling/reddening or pain to touch
  • Reduced fine motor control

Treatment

  • Myofascial release, massage and trigger pointing
  • Strapping, taping or supportive device
  • Electrotherapy
  • Manual therapy and mobilisations
  • Functional rehabilitation
  • Home exercises and rehabilitation programme
Thoracic & Ribs

A number of structures can cause pain in the thoracic and rib area from a simple mechanical strain to a more serious pathology or visceral referral. Crucial is to undergo a full assessment to determine the root cause of your symptoms before embarking on a treatment plan.

Symptoms

  • Pain with coughing or sneezing
  • Stiffness and pain with twisting motions of the spine
  • Pain or ache with sustained postures as with sitting or driving
  • Restriction of range of motion and difficulty fully extending
  • Symptoms of constant night pain, unexplained weight loss, malaise/fatigue, non-mechanical pain or difficulty breathing should be reported urgently to your doctor.

Treatment

  • Myofascial release, massage and trigger pointing
  • Posture re-education
  • Mobilisations and/or manipulations
  • Acupuncture
  • Strapping/taping
  • Core stability re-training
The Hip & Pelvis

Hip, pelvis and groin pain is a limiting and often complex injury. Chronic overuse injuries are common here, for example Sportsman’s groin or ‘pubic overload syndrome’. Gradual increases in groin pain can often be a result of osteoarthritis of the hip joint and this area is also susceptible to sudden injury with cutting or pivoting movements.

Symptoms

  • Pain in the hip, buttock or pelvic area
  • Pain with any sideways movements of the hip
  • Pain with rolling in bed or getting in/out of car
  • Pain when lying on the affected side
  • Commonly associated with lower back pain and/or leg pain

Treatment

  • Treatment is targeted to the area of dysfuntion, identified after thorough assessment
  • Advice of offloading and protecting area
  • Myofascial release, massage or trigger pointing
  • Acupuncture
  • Graded exercises and return to activity/sport programme
  • Often pilates will be recommended to address core stability
The Lower Back

Pain from the lower back is one of the most common musculo-skeletal complaints dealt with in our clinic. This is largely due to the huge stresses and strains though our lumbar spine with daily living. Pain is often multi-factorial and can originate from the muscles, joints, discs or nerves in this area. Problems in the lower back can often refer pain to the buttock, leg and even feet and can often be associated with numbness or tingling sensations

Symptoms

  • Pain in the lower back, buttock or leg
  • Stiffness or restriction in the back or hips
  • Pain often after prolonged sitting, bending or first thing in the morning
  • Pain with standing or walking could be caused by lumbar stenosis
  • Pain into both legs, numbness in the saddle area and changes to bladder or bowel function should seek urgent medical attention

Treatment

  • Joint mobilisations/manipulations
  • Advice on your injury and comprehensive home management programme
  • Myofascial release, massage or trigger pointing
  • Acupuncture
  • Postural assessment
  • Advice on work station, ergonomics and exercise routine
Ankle & Foot

Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury. Simple sprains are easily treated with the correct advice but often sprains can become more chronic and stubborn. Biomechanical factors are also crucial for foot and ankle pain including alignment, footwear, training environment and any underlying medical conditions. We also have specialists for managing soft tissue injuries such as tendinopathy or plantarfaciitis.

Symptoms

  • Pain following acute injury, swelling or redness.
  • Foot or ankle pain with load bearing ie walking or running
  • Feelings of instability
  • Pain in the sole of the foot first thig in the morning

Treatment

  • Offloading with strapping/taping
  • Advice on use of ice, compression and elevation
  • Biomechanical assessment and identification of abnormalities
  • Graded return to activity/sport programme
  • Balanced and strength retraining
  • Electrotherapy
  • Soft tissue treatments
The Knee

Our lower limb specialists are experts in dealing both with long term degenerative conditions of the knee as well as acute knee injuries and post-operative conditions. Initial diagnosis will take into account the site of injury, as well as biomechanical factors for the hip and ankle and the demands of your sport/hobbies.

Symptoms

  • Pain in and around the knee joint
  • Feelings of locking, clicking or giving way
  • Difficulty kneeling or squatting
  • Pain or feelings of instability with twisting or pivoting movements
  • Ache in the front of the knee with sustained loading (ie running/runners knee)
  • Problems going down stairs

Treatment

  • Full biomechanical assessment and identification of risk factors
  • Soft tissue treatments
  • Strapping
  • Graded return to activity/sport programme
  • A custom strengthening programme
  • Balanced re-training (Also known as proprioceptive training)