What type of techniques are offered and what are their benefits?
Dry needling is the use of acupuncture needles that are inserted into the myofascial trigger point (MTrP) in the muscle tissue. Dry needling works well in inflammatory conditions such as tennis
A take from Chinese medicine that allows the fascia surrounding the muscle to stretch by placing a plastic ‘cup’ over the affected area the tissue is then vacuumed gently into the cup. This assists in the healing process of the underlying tissues.
Pads are placed on to the skin and a gentle electric current is passed between and this activates the muscle to twitch. This treatment works well with muscular weakness or injury, or for pain relief for arthritis.
Functional and Fascial Taping
Taping using either rigid or elastic tape can provide support and assist in the healing process for both soft tissue injuries such as ankle sprains to fascial dysfunction and limited mobility of the muscles.
Soft Tissue Treatments:
Trigger Point Therapy (MTrP)
A trigger point is a localised, small section of complete contracture of some muscle fibres within a muscle that cause pain and sometimes pain in other areas. Myofascial trigger points occur at the nerve-muscle junction and have strong inputs into the central nervous system (CNS), as well as being
affected by outputs from the CNS. It is more accurate to say that a trigger point is a neuromuscular lesion that can affect more than muscle function alone. Trigger points can occur due to stress, overuse of muscles, and injury. The painful point is placed under pressure and held until the pain is
Myofascial Release is a treatment used to stretch the fascia (‘GLAD’ wrap) around our muscles and connective tissues. It helps in relaxing the contracted fascia to allow more room for the muscle to function within it. Myofascial release works effectively in conditions such as compartment syndrome, Scleroderma, and Cerebral Palsy. Pressure and gliding or stripping techniques are applied to the affected site whilst putting the joint or limb through its normal range of motion.
Joint mobilisation is a technique that can assist with limitations of joint flexibility and pain from surgery, muscle injury or Arthritis. Gentle lineal pressure is placed over the joint moving it through its normal range of motion to help reduce stiffness and increase the receptors job within the joint, to produce fluid.