Dry Needling is a technique used for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into the soft tissues of the affected area with the purpose of relieving pain and improving muscle function. Its therapeutic effect aims to relax overactive muscles and resolve trigger points. It is termed ‘Dry’ as it does not involve the injection of any substance.
Ultrasound is a treatment modality used by physiotherapists in the management of musculoskeletal injuries. It stimulates the repair of soft tissue and promotes healing in the muscles, tendons, joint and ligaments. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to raise the temperature of the deep tissue around the injured region. Special ultrasound gel is used to ensure maximal contact between the treatment head and the surface of the skin for maximal benefit.
Most daily activities require good balance. Balance exercises are specific movements that increase your body’s awareness and control in relation your surroundings. Injuries, especially lower limb injuries, have potential to lead to poor balance. Balance exercises can be used as part of a rehabilitation program to help improve your stability and prevent re-injury.
TENS (also known as electrotherapy) is a method for relieving chronic pain through electricity. A TENS machine is connected to a few electrode pads which pass small electrical currents across the skin.