By using a researched based scientific approach to assessing injuries, we are able to formulate and implement a treatment plan that corrects any issues/ injuries you may have. In our initial assessment we do a postural and biomechanical analysis, delve into the history of your injury, as well as any lifestyle factors that may be perpetuating the issue. By doing this we are able to identify the cause of your injury and if it is a chronic recurring injury, eliminate the root cause and prevent recurrence.
Our hands on treatment approach will ensure your muscles are healthy and joint segments balanced so any corrective exercises you will be performing in the future will be effective. Treatment will consist of muscle manipulation, which is a specifically targeted type of deep tissue massage, focusing on areas that are dysfunctional, dry needling, muscle energy techniques, which will help to balance joint segments and help with structural alignment as well as assisted stretching and cupping. Depending on what area is dysfunctional some modalities work better than others, but mostly a combination of a few modalities works best to achieve the desired outcome.
Patient education, we believe is the key to compliance to home exercise or stretching routines. If you understand why you have to do something, and how it will benefit you, by speeding up recovery or prevent reinjury, this will give you the motivation to do it. We aim to be specific and creative with our programs, bang for buck programs that will give you the best results with the fewest exercises possible. Some stretches can even be done at work, and no one would even know!
So if you have an issue/ injury especially if it is something that keeps coming back over and over again, book an appointment and let us help you get back to the things you love to do.
Dry Needling (DN) is a treatment method where fine single use needles are inserted into altered or dysfunctional tissue to improve or restore function. Needles are usually inserted into taught bands of muscle or connective tissue that may be contributing to your pain and limiting free and relaxed movement.
Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues.
Soft tissue techniques such massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue such as fascia. Massage is the best known example of a soft tissue technique. A soft tissue massage includes a whole range of massage depths, pressures and durations.
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Stretching is used to actively or passively stretch the muscles and connective tissue around joint segments to improve range of motion and realign muscle fibres to promote optimal functioning.
Cupping is another tool we use to help release the myofascial layer of the soft tissue. Cupping helps to bring blood flow to these tissues and when used with active range of motion helps to stretch the fascial lines of the body and improve range of motion and muscular function
Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of straight-lined, passive movement of a skeletal joint that addresses arthrokinematic joint motion (joint gliding) rather than osteokinematic joint motion. It is usually aimed at a 'target' synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion