A more realistic approach is to strive to prevent conditions before they arise (prevention is better than cure concept) and to improve quality of life and hope to prolong it too. For these to occur, knowing how the different parts of our bodies work is important. It's also crucial to see how the laws of physics (like gravity) and our body's response in different environments impact on our system.
If you have a bacterial infection, you go to the GP for an antibiotics prescription. The antibiotics are specifically designs to destroy bacteria, not to just mask the symptoms of the infection. However when you have a sore back, why do we take pain killers? We are just masking the symptoms of the condition. And that's fair enough. But don't you want to know why and how you got the sore back in the first place? And it would be even better to get some form of treatment to address this underlying cause and then put strategies in place to reduce the chance of it happening again!
Our approach to diagnosis & treatment
We identify problems with your posture and movement and implement strategies to improve your function and reduce pain. Our practitioners will select appropriate treatment from a wide range of techniques based on their analysis of your condition and your diagnosis.
There are a wide range of techniques to get you feeling better… here’s a few:
- Soft tissue manipulation
- Joint manipulation
- Muscle contraction & stretching
- Mobilisation & articulation
Soft tissue massage involving gentle sometime firm, hands-on massage techniques aimed at releasing tension and pain in tense and shortened muscles and other soft tissues. We specialise in soft tissue techniques which we use to prepare the joint for manipulation (just like warming up the car before you hit the road).
Joint manipulation involves a very small movement applied to a joint with the minimum force required and the maximum accuracy. This often produces a ‘click’. This techniques aims to decrease pain, improve the quality and range of movement of stiff and painful joints.
Muscle contraction and stretching involves gentle muscle contractions and practitioner-applied stretches to help improve mobility and muscle control, induce muscle relaxation and decrease pain.
Mobilisation and articulation involves rhythmically moving a body region to improve blood flow, nerve movement, and decrease pain. This technique is particularly effective for nerve type pain.