Techniques

Stretching

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Static stretching, dynamic stretching and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching (PNF)

Muscle energy Techniques

IMG_20161211_002946Is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion. It is “a direct manipulative procedure that uses a voluntary contraction of the patient’s muscles against a distinctly controlled counter force made by the practitioner (most likely). It is considered an active technique, as opposed to a passive technique where only the therapist does the work.

Cupping (vacuum and fire)

IMG_20161210_150030Through either heat or suction, the skin is gently drawn upwards by creating a vacuum in a cup over the target area of the skin. The cup stays in place for five to fifteen minutes. It is believed by some to help treat pain, deep scar tissues in the muscles and connective tissue, muscle knots, and swelling.The cupping procedure commonly involves creating a small area of low air pressure next to the skin. However, there is variety in the tools used, the method of creating the low pressure, and the procedures followed during the treatment

Corrective Exercise

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Rehabilitative Exercise and Corrective Actions are an imperative part of any myotherapy treatment. It enables the client to make take responsibility for their own health, acts to permanently change dysfunctional patterns, and is a vital injury prevention mechanism. Techniques may include:
Core Stability and swissball, hydrotherapy neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitative programs, biomechanical retraining, nutrition, injury prevention, lifestyle education

Dry Needling

IMG_20161211_002711Myofascial Dry-Needling (MDN) is the application of fine needles into specific points in the muscles known as trigger points, to produce a healing and analgesic (pain-modifying) outcome. MDN is a highly effective and painless technique.

TENs (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)

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Electromechanical Stimulation is the application of electrical currents or soundwaves to produce a healing and/or analgesic (pain-modifying) outcome. Techniques include:
TENS therapy, interferential technique, therapeutic ultrasound and low level laser therapy

Hot/ Cold Therapy

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Temperature Therapies is the application of either heat (thermal therapy) or cold (cryotherapy). Techniques may include:
Heat packs, cold packs, ice baths, whirlpools, heat lamps, and paraffin wax baths

 

Trigger Point Therapy

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Myofascial Release

IMG_20161211_003141Myofascial Stretching is the application of a range of stretching techniques, used to elongate the muscle fibres, return functionally short muscles to their optimal length and increase the range of motion of a joint, leading to prevention of further injury.

Soft Tissue Therapy

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Soft Tissue Therapy is the use of the hands to target specific areas of dysfunction for the purpose of a therapeutic outcome.