We combine this with a range of treatments including:
Joint mobilisations can be very small or large movements depending on the joint being moved and the desired outcome. The technique can be helpful in treating both pain and stiffness of any joint. Joint mobilisation can potentially include manipulation if this is both appropriate and consented to by the patient.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation
Soft tissue mobilisation can include massage, transverse frictions, trigger point massage, muscle energy techniques and myofascial release. These can improve circulation, assist drainage of lymph and flexibility. Soft tissues treated include muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia. Soft tissue mobilisation can be used to reduce inflammation, ease stiffness, promote healing and restore normal function.
Exercise is an important aspect in physiotherapy treatment. Exercises are prescribed based upon the condition treated to assist as effectively as possible with recovery. As well as recovery, exercise can be useful in long term for prevention of reoccurrence of any problems.
The most commonly used electrotherapy treatment, ultrasound can be used for reducing inflammation and promoting healing of injured tissue. A small ultrasound head is slowly moved over the area to be treated, using a gel to assist transmission and reduce friction. Ultrasound can assist with treatment for ligament, tendon and muscle issues.
Stretches can be carried out passively by the Physiotherapy and also actively by your self. Emphasis is again placed on the correct stretches being used, based on assessment findings. They are intended to restore normal length to a tight or injured area, thus restoring normal function.