Work Related

Stiff Joints & Repetitive Strain Injuries

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, or in other words work place injuries and accidents, account for roughly a third of all the injuries we see in clinic.

Sports Injury

Muscle & Joint Injuries

Sports Injuries is the name given to a group of injuries commonly associated with sport and activity.


Whiplash Injuries, Slips & Falls

Accidents are a common cause of injury. They can be Work Related Accidents, Road Traffic Accidents, Slips and Falls on the pavement, or simply tripping over your shoe laces!


Tendon, Ligament or Nerve Problems

Orthopaedic Injuries are Musculoskeletal Injuries that involve the Muscles, Joints, Tendons, Ligaments, Bones, or Nerves.


Pre or Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Surgery is often used to treat serious musculoskeletal or Orthopaedic injury. Surgery is also considered for injuries that may not heal either on their own, or with the help of treatment.

Back & Neck Pain

Stiff & Achy Backs & Necks

Back Pain and Neck Pain are probably two of the commonest types of musculoskeletal injury. We treat a lot of clients with Back and Neck Pain at Physio 1st.

Conditions Explained


Here at Physio 1st we treat and managing most musculoskeletal conditions. It doesn’t matter whether you injured your leg playing football, or whether you fell over on a night out! The important bit is making sure that your treatment and rehabilitation is as specific and personal as it can be. It is also important that your goals and objectives are met quickly and effectively.


As we’ve said, there are many different ways that you can injury or hurt yourself. The reality is that Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Injuries, and Orthopaedic Injuries always involve at least one or more of the following body tissues:


  • Bones – Make up the skeleton and provide framework for the body


  • Joints – Where two bone meet and join together


  • Muscles – Enable movement by contraction and relaxation


  • Tendons – Connects muscle to bone


  • Ligaments – Connects bone to bone forming Joints


  • Fascia – Surrounds the whole body and keeps all the muscles and organs in place


  • Bursae – Small fluid filled sac that reduce friction and provide cushioning between other tissues


  • Nerves – Sends messages to and from the brain and control all tissues in the body


Injuries are often grouped into the environments in which they commonly originate e.g. Sports, Work, Accident, etc. Despite this there is often no overall difference in the actual injury process and subsequent injury repair. A neck injured during a game of rugby is no different to a neck injured in a car accident. The injury will look the same and, given the right circumstances, will repair in the same way. However, the goals and objectives of each client will differ significantly depending on social, occupational, and physical demands. This is where Injury Management becomes important. Injury management is what we pride ourselves on at Physio 1st.


It can be useful to categorise injuries into sections, as we have already said. With this in mind we have broken down some common injuries and put them into different recognisable sections. We have identified the common causes, symptoms and treatments used for each injury in an attempt to make things a bit clearer.


The information presented is based on years of knowledge and experience. The treatment techniques listed are not exclusive to Physiotherapy as a whole, but do relate to how we historically treat our clients at Physio 1st. For this reason it should only be used only as a guide. At no stage should you attempt to self diagnose your own injuries, or anyone else’s, or follow any of our advice without first consulting one of the Physiotherapists at Physio 1st, or another suitable qualified medical practitioner.