How Can Physiotherapy Help Me?
When arriving to see a Clarence physiotherapist, you may have concerns as to what will happen over the course of your session. You may also wonder why and what the therapist is doing. In general physiotherapists will utilise the following treatment modalities and tailor these to meet your needs.
Manual therapy consists of a variety of hands-on intervention techniques ranging from soft tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisations to joint manipulations. Manual therapy is a highly effective treatment method that can provide pain relief, improve range of movement and improving function.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation
Physiotherapists use various techniques to have an effect on the soft tissue. Deep friction techniques, Myofascial release and Trigger point therapy are the common techniques used by our therapists to breakdown scar tissues, improve the extensibility of the soft tissues, enhance circulation and encourage drainage.
The most common techniques are from Maitland and Mulligan. Varying degrees of passive mechanical pressure is directed at a particular joint, encouraging a specific movement in a specific direction. The movement aims to improve joint mechanics and/or correct joint positional faults.
It also stimulates mechanoreceptors which helps to reduce pain. Because of their knowledge of joint kinematics, physiotherapists are able to facilitate small movements in joints to have a big effect in the overall range of movement.
Teach Exercises Appropriate for You
Exercise is a key to keep moving and enjoying doing what you love in life. We, at Clarence joint Therapy, are equipped with the knowledge of your problem, your abilities and aims to devise land or pool exercises or both to enable you to either manage a chronic condition better and remain independent as long as possible, or progress on to other activities you prefer so you can get the most out of life.
Which Technique Works Best For Me?
Your Clarence physiotherapist will have to perform a consultation and physical assessment to determine the cause of the problem before choosing the appropriate technique that works best. It is also important to determine the pain pattern in terms of severity, irritability and nature of pain.
Sometimes, it is a combination of a number of these physiotherapy techniques over a certain time frame which is required to achieve the best results.