The objective of the McKenzie Technique is to reduce pain, return mobility and day to day function by providing tools to help manage pain.
Dry needling is widely used for the treatment of muscle tightness or spasms, as well as chronic pain. Dry needling is the placement of a fine needle into a trigger point (the knots in muscles).
When a specific joint is injured the physical therapist will often use manual techniques to help aid in the healing process.
It is important to recognize the role of muscles and their attachments around the joints. Muscle tension can occasionally decrease once joint motion is restored, however many times the spasm will continue to be present.
Kinesio tape facilitates the body’s natural healing process, preventing sports injuries, while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Manual therapy is a form of treatment that is characterized by specialized examination and treatment of the joints of the body. In many techniques that are performed, the hand (s) (= manus) is used, hence the name "manual therapy".
Posture is one of the most important factors affecting the physical and mental status of the individual. Posture is influenced by familial disposition, anatomical structural impairments, poor postural habits, and occupation.
Physiotherapeutic exercises are important in the recovery of clients with musculoskeletal conditions or disorders. Physiotherapists prescribed exercises are generally employed to specifically target muscle deficiencies, and to help rehabilitate after an injury or surgery.
What is cupping?
Cupping therapy is an ancient technique where suction cups are applied on the skin to relieve muscle tension and reduce pain.
Ultrasound is a passive modality that involves directing mechanical vibrations towards an injured part of the body. Ultrasound is used in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries in order to increase metabolic rates, decrease muscle spasms and pain, increase circulation and increase soft tissue elasticity.
Electrical stimulation uses an electrical current to cause a single muscle or group of muscles to contract. Contracting the muscle via electrical stimulation helps strengthen the affected muscle.