Manual Therapy

Mobilisation

The Physiotherapist will use joint mobilisation techniques focusing on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion. For pain free movement it’s necessary for your joints to move easily in the direction they were designed without feeling any sense of stiffness or discomfort.

Manipulation

This is a passive technique where the physiotherapist applies a specifically directed manual impulse, or thrust, to a joint, at or near the end of the passive (or physiological) range of motion.

Massage Therapy

This is important for both injury prevention and recovery from injury and incorporates techniques for moving muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massage helps relieve muscle stiffness and decrease muscle spasm.

Stretching

Stretching encourages lengthening of your muscles and their associated tendons to normal your muscle length tension ratio. The result is a feeling of increased muscle control, flexibility, and range of motion

Trigger Points Therapy

This consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of the muscle spasm. It is specifically designed to alleviate the source of pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release.

Myofascial Release

This type of therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness and it used for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscle.

Muscle Re-Education

This involves therapeutic exercises to restore muscle tone and strength after an injury or disease which may have caused a rapid reduction in the muscle mass where the muscles have become weaker from non-use.