Treatment Options

Dry Needling

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.

Stretching Exercises

Stretching is the process of placing parts of the body into a position that will lengthen, or elongate, the muscles and soft tissues. There are 3 different types of stretching exercises:

Ultrasound

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.

Balance Exercises

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.

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)

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.

Heat Therapy

Heat therapy is a method for relieving both muscle or chronic pain and stiffness. Heat therapy can either be used for specific areas or all of the body. Heat therapy can be achieved by using any of the following:

Cold Therapy

Cold therapy (also known as cryotherapy) is a method of relieving inflammation and swelling pain immediately after an injury. Cryotherapy can either be used for specific areas or all of the body.

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