We use such a wide range of techniques here at Spine Consultants that don’t belong to a single profession or modality, hence we’ve termed the name “Muscle Therapies”. Your therapist will conduct a thorough assessment and the during the treatment will accurately detect muscular, joint, fascia and neural restrictions and apply the appropriate technique with the correct amount of sustained pressure to facilitate the appropriate level of release desired. Each treatment is unique and tailored to you as an individual.
Techniques we frequently use
Commonly described as ‘localized areas of taut, band-like hardness in skeletal muscle that typically contain hyperalgesia zones’ (Kietrys et al., 2013). TrP Therapy focuses on applying pressure and active movements of the muscle to promote restoration of normal muscle tone & function.
Quick recovery from training and competition is recognized as the most important aspects for athletes, which can reduce the accumulation of exercise-induced fatigue, avoid overtraining, and prevent the risk of sports-related injuries (Neagu, 2017). To achieve this goal, many methods are used, and therapeutic massage is one of the effective treatments.
“The systematic manipulation of soft tissue with the hands that positively affects and promotes healing, reduces stress, enhances muscle relaxation, improves local
circulation, and creates a sense of well-being.” (Crawford et al., 2016)
Kinesio tapes, the colourful elastic cotton strips with an adhesive that may be stretched to up to 140% of their original length, were invented by the Japanese chiropractor Kenzo Kase in the 1970s. Used to modulate proprioception and muscle tone temporarily.
(MET) is a gentle and safe treatment technique which involves alternating periods of resisted muscle contractions and assisted stretching. (Franke, Fryer, Ostelo & Kamper 2015)
Utilises metal tools to localise and treat soft tissue restrictions. (Kevin, Bruce, Todd & Chris, 2014)
Mobilizations are low-velocity techniques that can be performed in various parts of the available range based on the desired effect. Mobilization techniques have been shown to produce concurrent effects on pain, sympathetic nervous system activity, and motor activity. (Sterling, Jull & Wright, 2001)
Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique used by physical therapists around the world . There are several dry needling techniques, based on different models (Dommerholt, Mayoral & Orlando, 2014). Our techniques are proven both safe and effective, with our therapists being highly experienced.
Neural mobilisations are defined as interventions aimed at affecting the neural structures or surrounding tissue (interface) directly or indirectly through manual techniques or exercise. (Shacklock, 2005)
Myofascial release (MFR) is a form of manual therapy that involves the application of a low load, long duration stretch to the myofascial complex, intended to restore optimal length, decrease pain, and improve function. (Ajimsha, Al-Mudahka & Al-Madzhar, 2015)
Cupping is applied to increase the circulation of blood and lymph to the local area and also to relieve painful muscle tension, cupping effectively treats pain and also enhances a patient’s general feeling of wellbeing. (Lauche et al., 2011)
During Active Release Therapy, deep pressure is applied to the affected structure as it is moved from a shortened to a lengthened position. The treatment goal is to improve or restore soft tissue function by reducing tissue stiffness, fibrosis, or adhesion (Leahy, 2008)
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Effective, efficient and safe techniques for treating musculoskeletal injuries, pain and dysfunctions.
Movement is the key to making short term changes permanent. Our “Pillars of movement” system helps you establish optimal movement patterns.
Every treatment is unique and may include multiple manual therapy techniques to achieve your specific goals.