Dry needling is a valuable and effective adjunct to treating musculoskeletal pain. It specifically targets myofascial trigger points by stimulating a local twitch response and stretching of the affected muscle fibres, ultimately reducing pain and improving function.
Tape may be used to stabilise an injury, relieve pain by offloading specific structures, facilitate normal movement and enhance correct posture. It can also be used to reduce swelling and improve proprioception.
Soft tissue mobilisations
Hands on release of scar tissue, relieving tissue tension by removing adhesions and restoring free motion of soft tissue structures are core treatment techniques used to improve the structure and function of the tissues.
This technique is used to release fascial restrictions which disrupt the normal gliding and function of muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Accessory passive movements can be performed on each joint to improve range of motion, reduce pain and remove connective tissue restrictions.
Postural correction and advice
This is a crucial part of the physiotherapy treatment programme as optimal postural alignment plays an important role in achieving a full recovery. This also includes improving ergonomics such as sitting at your desk and in the car as well as teaching you about correct sleeping positions.
Rehabilitation (including post surgery)
The aim of rehabilitation is to restore function as quickly as possible. This will include improving pain, mobility, strength, balance, proprioception and agility.
Individualised exercise programmes
Each patient will be given a tailor made programme which will be progressed incrementally throughout the rehabilitation process.