Hands on Treatment
A hands on approach allows me to take into consideration the position of the joint and its mechanics, tone, strength and reaction throughout the course of treatment, adjusting as needed to best serve each patient as they progress.
There is a time and place for equipment when appropriate, but nothing can replace the highest quality hands on, one-on-one treatment.
Techniques that I use in your treatment might include;
Effleurage & Petrissage
A series of massage strokes used to warm up the muscles before a range of different techniques are used. Effleurage will help improve your circulation, and lymph flow. Petrissage involves various ways of kneading and rolling the skin and muscles. This helps with stimulating the deeper layers of tissue and increasing the supply of blood to the area.
Myofascial Release Technique (MFR)
(Connective Tissue Massage)
Myo means 'muscle' and fascia means 'band'
Myofascial Release is a specialised therapy used to treat interconnecting tissue that binds and connects all the muscles within the body. Gentle pressure is applied slowly to the skin without the use of oils, cream or wax. This allows to detect fascia restrictions and then facilities release of the fascia.
Neuromuscular Techniques (NMT)
Also known as Trigger point therapy, it is used to locate specific tension/adhesions and involves static pressure on these specific points throughout the body to relieve pain.
Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) - Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR) & Reciprocal Inhibition (RI)
Used to stretch and lengthen tight muscles and area of adhesions whilst releasing tension and restoring normal function and elasticity.
Soft Tissue Release (STR)
This is a technique for stretching soft tissues, muscles, fascia and tendons. It's a great way to release areas of scar tissue and adhesions, and restore electricity to the muscles.
Positional Release Technique (PRT)
When the body is in a comfortable position, tension is released from within the muscles and tissue, this technique allows the neurological system to be manipulated to reset the resting length of tissue to be within the "normal" parameters, which promotes increase in strength, performance and function.