Manual Therapy & Manipulation
Manual Therapy & Manipulation is a specialised technique used within physiotherapy, which includes hands-on facilitation of joint movement of the limbs or spine. Joint mobilisation and manipulation can help improve mobility, reduce stiffness and provide pain relief.
Acupuncture & Dry Needling
Both Acupuncture and Dry Needling involve the insertion of thin needles into certain areas of the body. While Acupuncture is based on Chinese medicine and focuses on inserting needles into points along the meridian lines, Dry Needling instead is based on Western medicine and needles are inserted into trigger points of muscles. Both techniques are helpful in relieving pain and restoring normal body function.
Soft Tissue Massage
A form of massage therapy, soft tissue massage involves manipulating soft tissue to reduce muscle tension and pain. Soft tissue massage can also help increase flexibility, encourage better circulation to improve speed of recovery.
Crucial for preventing injuries and enhancing sports performance, Biomechanical Analysis is the study or analysis of a person’s posture and how they move. It includes postural assessment, gait analysis and functional movement analysis.
It is particularly helpful for athletes and those with active lifestyles, to find the root cause of their chronic condition, to better understand how to develop proper body mechanics, so they can prevent recurring injuries and enhance their performance.
Rehabilitation & Conditioning
Both Exercise-Based Rehabilitation and Exercise-Based Conditioning utilizes specific exercises to help improve fitness and strength. Exercise-Based Rehabilitation focuses on specific functional exercises following an injury to restore strength and mobility.
Depending on the specific sporting needs, a more sports-specific assessment focussing on technique and physical fitness may be beneficial for athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages and ability levels.
Our Sports-Specific Assessment can help identify and address muscular imbalances, abnormal kinesthetic movement, and other identifiable deficiencies. For example: Running assessment, golf assessment, tennis assessments.
Pilates is a collection of low impact exercises comprising controlled movements that enhance your core strength, mobility, flexibility and balance. It focuses on smaller muscle groups that support your structure and enhance your overall health. Reformer Pilates allows for a wider variety of exercises, as it adds resistance to exercises through the use of springs which form part of the machine. Besides being beneficial for injury recovery and conditioning, Pilates exercises can help women improve their pre-natal and post-natal health.
Stretching is one of the oldest forms of therapy used to reduce pain from tight muscles or decrease pressure on a joint on tendon. Following a biomechanical analysis, our physiotherapists will prescribe the appropriate type of stretches, either static stretches or dynamic stretches to achieve optimum recovery.