Is used to restore a joint’s normal mobility with special technique. Poor usage of joints causes them to stiffen and this, in turn, leads to other disturbances such as muscle tension and pain. The spine especially creates a stiffening of joints very easily if it is not used within its entire range of movement.
Mis-usage of joints not only leads to shortening of the ligaments surrounding them, but also impaired mobility to joint capsules that can be described as an electro-chemical blocking state in the capsules.
Is a technique to release joints from their blocked states. This blocked situation can be caused by an accident or hazardous movement as opposed to a ‘natural blocking’.
Manipulative “thrust” is done inside the normal range of a joints movement and is therefore a safe, precise, quick and extremely effective procedure.
Laser Light Therapy
Is used to open up blood circulation in the smallest vessels, by doing this it reduces swelling of the tissues and therefore reduces pain. A healthy tissue must have free blood circulation and metabolism.
Influences directly to the nervous system. All nerve functioning is based on electric information between body and brain. In a situation where there are disturbances in nerve functions we can activate them with electricity.
Is used to improve blood circulation in soft tissues.
Is an ancient Chinese health care system, using the “meridian lines” or “pressure points” on the body. If pain doesn’t relieve after mobility of the joints has recovered and muscles are relaxed, then we use Acupuncture. We use it mainly for loco-motor problems as it is a safe alternative to pain-relief medication for some cases.
Dry needling is a specialized therapy focusing on small trigger points to release myofascial tensions as well as knots within the muscle structures of the body. This technique promotes biomechanical changes within the muscle structure without the use of drugs, thereby offering an alternative to effective pain relief almost instantly. Dry needling has no side effects, making it safe for anybody to use in conjunction with other gentle practices during therapy sessions.
Dry needling is founded upon the same basic principles as acupuncture and used by a wide variety of health-care practitioners including but not limited to, Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Sports Therapists as a trusted method of treating a wide variety of problems. This treatment is similar to acupuncture as it utilizes the same needles but it is used to target different areas and used for different purposes. Once the needle is inserted into the skin the therapist can then manually stimulate the filiform needle depending on the desired outcome.
Why you might use this treatment:
If you are suffering from a specific sports injury, chronic muscle pain, certain nervous system disorders and joint dysfunction, you may find that dry needling is a complement to your recovery by reducing pain and restoring tissues. Dry needling treatments are also useful for preventative purposes for athletes or people with active lifestyles that wish to maintain proper muscle function throughout their lives.
Our highly trained and certified professionals are here to assist you with any questions and concerns regarding dry needling before your appointment. Please contact us today to find out if this therapy is right for your situation.
Taping and Strapping
Physiotherapists and Sports Therapists may use tape to protect a certain body part from (further) injury and to support the healing process. Strapping is applied to prevent excess or abnormal movement of an injured joint or structure. The therapist may use traditional tape to support joints, to protect minor injuries and to improve the patient’s balance awareness. It also helps to reduce pain. With taping, special elastic kinesiology tape is used for lymphatic drainage, to offload soft tissues and reduce swelling.
Taping and strapping may be used for:
Muscle strains and tears
Relaxation or activation of muscles