Physical Needs in the Tweed Valley region

Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Hydrotherapy, Oncology Massage to keep you moving freely. Physiotherapy treatment can benefit individuals with a number of complaints and it does not matter the age of the client. We are highly regarded and commonly recommended by Orthopaedics and local doctors and all major insurance companies. And we are recognised providers of healthcare with health funds.


Physiotherapy looks to assess, diagnose, treat and work on the prevention of a diverse range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps to repair damage, reduce pain and stiffness, enhance mobility and enhance quality of life. Physiotherapy goes further than health promotion to injury prevention, rehabilitation, acute care, chronic disease management, maintenance of functional mobility, carer and client education and occupational health.

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiologists are allied health professionals who have reached the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals. This equips Exercise Physiologists with the skills, knowledge and competencies to develop, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for individuals who are dealing with acute, sub-acute or chronic injuries, medical conditions and disabilities. These specific interventions include education on physical activity, support and advice, and lifestyle modifications with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change


Hydrotherapy can be used to speed up the recovery of clients that are unable to weight-bear or can only partially weight-bear following surgery or injury, by increasing range of movement and maintaining muscle strength. Hydrotherapy can help to relieve pain, mobilise joints, promote relaxation, develop balance, strengthen muscles, enhance coordination and improve overall fitness.

Sports Injury/Sport Massage

There are many different types of sports injuries, and some can be prevented if you take the proper precautions. Managing a sports injury correctly can minimise damage to muscles or joints so you can get back doing what you love. The best way to deal with injuries for a speedy recovery is to get some professional advice from a Physio or Exercise Physiologist.

Rock Blading/Tape

RockBlades were developed by RockTape, a company you may have heard of as they produce kinesiology tape worn by many athletes. The RockBlades are tools with a variety of different edges and shapes which can be used to scan soft tissues for any areas of alteration in the soft tissue. The tool offers a very different form of tissue mobilisation and can be extremely beneficial in painful areas requiring injury rehabilitation. Our Soft Tissue Sports Therapist Ashleigh has worked with Professional Sports Teams with this technique.

Accupuncture/Dry Needling

Both forms of treatment aim to provide relief from pain and if you were to see a photo of both techniques it is difficult to identify one from the other. Dry needling practitioners use “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue to help release tightness or muscle spasms. The primary philosophy of acupuncture is, it releases a persons endorphins to help ease pain or discomfort and it can be used for a variety of medical conditions.

Personalised Exercise Programs

We have a digital library FULL of exercises that can be followed on an App with videos and directions, and if you prefer, a printed hand out can be given. Individual exercise programs can be created once you and the practitioner have discussed what type of program is needed e.g. pre or post surgery, gym, hydrotherapy, home exercise programs etc.

Oncology Massage

Oncology Massage is a very gentle massage technique which has been adapted to an individual with, or has a history of cancer. Deep tissue massage on an Oncology client can leave the person in a lot of discomfort for many days afterwards and as chemotherapy can cause thinning of skin and brittle bones, a lighter pressure is recommended. Due to its gentle, relaxing nature, Oncology Massage can also be of benefit to the frail, critically ill, palliative care patients, carers and may be used safely both pre and post operations, as well as being very beneficial for those experiencing chronic pain.


Naturopathic medicine is a holistic approach to primary health care—an art, science, philosophy, practice of treatment, and prevention of illness. Naturopathic practitioners seek to restore and maintain optimum health in their clients by promoting The healing power of nature. The goal of a naturopathic practitioner is to treat the whole person, the mind, body, and spirit. It also aims to heal the root of illness, not just stop the symptoms. Naturopathic medicine supports facilitates and strengthens this process by identifying and removing obstacles to health and recovery. This is achieved through the use of natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It encompasses many therapies, including herbal medicine, nutritional supplements, massage therapy, nutritional advice, and self-care.

Cupping Therapy

Cupping creates a vacuum on a person’s skin which pulls up on tight, deep muscles. It promotes the skin’s blood flow and increases your body’s circulation which helps overall recovery.