Joint mobilization is a manual therapy, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a 'target' synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect.
Spinal mobilisation is defined as ‘a gentle, often oscillatory, passive movement applied to a spinal region in order to gently increase the passive range of motion of that segment.’ It is classified by five 'grades' of motion.
This technique has been used a lot over the years by our therapists and we have found it to be highly effective.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being.
Electrotherapy is a method of medical treatment which uses electric current to the affected areas. It is mostly used by experienced physiotherapists to treat a variety of conditions ranging from muscle pain to arthritis.
This treatment option is useful for treating chronic pain, muscle wasting, musculoskeletal injuries, and nerve pain by using targeted and controlled electrical stimulation.
• Therapeutic Ultrasound: This form of electrotherapy in physiotherapy uses a transducer instead of electrode pads. The benefits of therapeutic ultrasound include the healing of muscles and ligaments and aiding the healing process.
Acupuncture is a very ancient form of healing from China. It is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of needles in the body. At this practice we practice western Acupuncture and we use it to relieve pain and promote general health.
There has been a lot of research into the effects and benefits of acupuncture. About 75% of people will get some benefit from acupuncture depending on the condition they have. This may take a few sessions to achieve this. If you have had no benefit after four sessions, then unfortunately you are unlikely to.
We personally have used it in our careers for the last 15 years with particularly reliable results.
Exercise rehabilitation is a personally prescribed set of exercises that range from active movement through to strengthening exercises. This can be using gravity, body weight, TheraBand and weights.
The goal of any rehabilitation is to restore function to the greatest degree in the shortest time, helping people return to their function with minimal risk of re-injury. This is achieved through re-building muscle strength. endurance, power and improving overall flexibility.
Pilates aims to strengthen the body with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were intricately connected.
Practitioners say regular Pilates can improve posture, muscle tone, balance, and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress and tension.
Comprehensive rehabilitation and treatment programmes for people living with chronic neurological conditions like Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.
We provide expert support and care to ease your symptoms, increase mobility, prevent falls, and improve your quality of life.
Postural Re-Education is used based on the principle of correct alignment, biomechanics, and neuromuscular coordination. Postural re-education is not just for those that display problems with their posture but other relating musculoskeletal conditions that are a contributing factor into bad posture alignment.
If workers use display screen equipment (DSE) daily, as part of their normal work, continuously for an hour or more, a workstation assessment is essential. Poor workstation set up and posture can lead to stiffness, tightness, aches, and pains.
Upon assessment we will focus on your workstation, work conditions, the job being done and any special requirements for a member of staff with a disability.
Where there are risks, we can give you strategies and suggestions as to how to reduce them.
During a biomechanical assessment, a careful examination is undertaken of the anatomical structures, including muscle strength, range-of-motion at important joints, and the angular relationships of the segments of the foot and leg. Specific attention is paid to areas of pain or discomfort.
This is conducted with the patient lying, standing, and walking or performing certain tasks or sporting movements.
Recurrent injuries are often attributed to biomechanical deficit. These injuries will become persistent unless the underlying issue is addressed.
Taping is commonly used as an adjunct or temporary technique. Taping is one of the means of rehabilitation or prophylaxis in instances where support and stability are needed. It can also be used to reduce swelling, as a first-aid tool, and for the prevention of injury and protection of an injured anatomical structure while healing is taking place.
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