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Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine, solid needles into specific points in the body, to achieve a therapeutic effect. Medical acupuncture is used in physiotherapy practice to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Needles are inserted into areas of the body, resulting in a neurological response with therapeutic value such as:
- pain reduction
- increased blood flow
- increased motor activity of muscles
- improved tissue healing
- reduced muscle tension and tissue adhesions
Exercise and Rehabilitation
Therapeutic exercises are an essential component in recovering from surgery or traumatic injury as some aspects of function become impaired. Exercises directed at improving strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, coordination and posture are combined to ensure your body returns to full and optimal functioning.
With repetitive strain or overuse injuries, there is often an underlying deficit resulting from imbalances in strength, flexibility or coordination. The body is unable to properly dissipate forces which are misdirected to joints and muscles not intended to handle the load. This results in injury as the joints and muscles are not able to meet the demands placed on them. Therapeutic exercises are designed to correct the underlying imbalances that cause these types of injuries and lead to recurrence.
K-tape is used to support joints, muscles and fascia, which can all be sources of pain following injury or from muscle imbalances caused by movement disorders. K-tape can help reduce tone in tight overused muscles, release trigger points, activate weak inhibited muscles and stabilize painful joints without restricting their motion.
Additionally, K-tape applications assist in the reduction of swelling and inflammation by improving lymphatic and blood circulation which can help speed your recovery and reduce pain. A major advantage of K-tape is that you take the therapy home with you, as the tape can be worn for several days, providing therapeutic value beyond your time spent in the clinic.
Manual Therapy and Myofascial Release
Manual therapy is often referred to as physical medicine; a manual therapist's greatest tool is their hands. In addition to hands-on treatment techniques, manual therapy also involves the ability to assess the patient's condition and needs, through touch.
Through palpation and joint manipulation, the physical status of muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, fascia, nerves and the circulatory system can be evaluated as well as treated. Manual therapy techniques can be directed at these body structures helping to reduce pain, as well as improve nerve conduction, circulation, tissue flexibility and joint mobility.
Ultrasound and Electrotherapy
Therapeutic ultrasound is used to improve blood flow, reduce pain, improve scar pliability and strength, break down soft tissue adhesions and myofascial restrictions thereby improving overall joint and muscle flexibility.
Electrotherapy involves the movement of electric energy through the body's conductive medium. It can be used for a variety of conditions to stimulate the healing process, reduce pain, increase blood and lymphatic circulation, strengthen muscles and reduce muscle spasms.