Physiotherapy Treatment Methods

There are many different ways in which you can be treated for an injury or a recurring pain. Each physio has their own preferred methods and techniques which they are trained in.

 

These methods have proven to be effective when treating a patient and the following methods are used in this practice:

Manual therapy

 

Joint mobilisation is a skilled manual therapy technique aimed at improving joint range of motion and reducing pain.

Joint manipulation involves a quick but small end of range thrust to a joint to provide immediate pain relief and improved mobility.

Soft tissue mobilisation is a general term used for different forms of massage techniques,eg effleurage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a form of mechanical energy and one of the therapeutic effects is in relation to tissue healing.

Tens

Tens is a method of electrical stimulation that primarily aims to provide a degree of symptomatic pain relief.

 

Exercise/Rehabilitation

The physio will give you a personal rehab programme to help you maintain the progress made in physio and to improve your strength and mobility. Modified Pilates exercises will be used when needed.

Dry Needling

A westernized technique based on anatomy and neurophysiology and is used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, connective tissue/scar tissue. It is used to treat pain and restore function by triggering the release of endorphins, your bodies own pain regulating chemical as well as releasing tension in the muscle fibres through the localised twitch response that changes the muscles physiological state.

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