Most conditions that result in a visit to a physiotherapy clinic involve a degree of inflammation and pain. These symptoms typically result in functional limitations, decreased strength and impaired mobility. Physiotherapists provide a range of interventions which include treatment, education and counselling. The aim is to restore, maintain and improve a person's function and movement and therefore maximise quality of life.
A thorough and planned physiotherapy assessment is necessary to diagnose the patient's problem. The purpose of the assessment is to understand the patient's problems and the physical basis for the symptoms that lead to the complaint. The Physiotherapist will do a subjective examination, collecting details of the patient, his lifestyle and activities which could have a correlation to his condition. The subjective examination is guided by the presenting system and complaint.
The objective assessment is guided by the history and the findings of the subjective exam. The physiotherapist will observe posture, patterns of movement, any swelling, deformity, or asymmetry. The objective examination will use quantifiable measures to establish base line measurements to monitor progress, establish a diagnosis and guide treatment intervention.
Joint mobilization refers to techniques that are used to treat joint dysfunction such as stiffness, reversible joint hypo mobility, or pain. Treatment can vary from small oscillations to treat pain and muscle spasms to larger manipulative thrusts that move a joint beyond its physiological range of motion.
Mobilization is only one part of the management of a client with a neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction. Therapy will also include appropriate range of motion, strengthening, and functional techniques. A combination of techniques is needed for effective treatment of musculoskeletal problems.
Laser Therapy is a type of electrotherapy to treat muscle, ligament or bone dysfunction. Low intensity light energy is used to stimulate the natural healing processes in our body. It promotes healing of the targeted tissue as well as reduces pain, inflammation and swelling. Laser therapy can be used for skin conditions and soft tissue injuries and to heal open wounds. It is generally used in the treatment of inflammatory problems like tendonitis or acute ligament sprain or groin strain. It can also help in the physical break down of thickened scar tissue after an operation.
TENS is Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation and IFC is Interferential Current. These are electrical devices that deliver relatively low voltage electric impulse into the deeper tissue through small electrodes. It is used to block pain, reduce muscle spasm and promote muscle relaxation, stimulate muscle, reduce inflammation and increase circulation.
Paraffin wax heat therapy bath is one of the moist heat therapy modalities commonly used treatment of sports injuries as well as other forms of disorders and injuries where heat therapy and exercise therapy are required.
This moist heat treatment decreases pain, aches and stiffness in muscles and joints by removing any excess fluids from surrounding soft tissues whilst providing heat and natural lubrication to the desired part. The wax itself soothes and moisturizes the human body, the skin, opens pores, increasing blood flow, circulation and creates a general sense of relaxation and calm effect on the patients.
Vibration Therapy is an interesting form of exercise, which gives specific controlled stimulus to the body to simulate the human walk and thus promote performance capability for people of all ages and training conditions.
Vibration training is not always of the same quality. The modified, alternating-side Advanced Multipending Technology from Wellengang, uses frequency from as little as 1 Hz, to generate realistic walking movement, which is gentle on the joints.
Positive therapeutic effects of Wellengang vibration training are:
Muscles are subject to a condition, known as a Trigger Point, which is an involuntary contraction of only a small portion of the muscle, creating pain and dysfunction within the muscle. Trigger Points have been shown to be the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain. Trigger Points almost always refer pain to other areas of the body.
Trigger points can occur as a result of muscle trauma muscle strain from repetitive movements at work or play, postural strain from standing or sitting improperly for long periods at the computer, emotional stress, anxiety, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and toxins in the environment.
Trigger Point therapy can reduce pain, increase movement and allow the muscles to lengthen and become strong again. To treat Trigger Points, moderate to heavy pressure is applied to the Trigger Point. This will trigger soft tissue release, allowing for increased blood flow, a reduction in muscle spasm, and the break-up of scar tissue. It will also help remove any build-up of toxic metabolic waste.
A soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain, the therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles.
During myofascial release therapy, the therapist locates myofascial areas that feel stiff and fixed instead of elastic and movable under light manual pressure. These areas restrict muscle and joint movements, contributing to widespread muscle pain. The focused manual pressure and stretching used in myofascial release therapy loosens up restricted movement, leading indirectly to reduced pain.
Strapping and taping techniques are used to help prevent injury, to support the joint and reduce stress during activity to protect from re-injury. In addition it limits the movement of an injured joint to prevent excess or abnormal movements.
Applied over muscles, the main benefits are to reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, relax and support over-used/tired/injured muscles, provide structural support to joints and muscle movement, assist healing and provide support to the injury site whilst allowing full range of movement. The taping methods can be preventative or rehabilitative to allow movement as injuries heal. The tape may be used with differing degrees of stretch depending on the desired effect of the taping.
Cardiac Rehab programme is a 6 week programme of exercise and education for any patient following a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction), coronary artery bypass grafting, angioplasty with stenting, valve replacement, implanted cardiac defibrillator and angina.
The sessions will provide you as much knowledge as possible about your condition. At the end of the six week programme we hope to instil in you the ability and confidence to return to a normal fulfilling life. While those attending do require a certain degree of mobility, we adapt and alter exercises for people based on their condition. However. if you are unsure whether you would manage the exercises please do not hesitate to ask.
A programme designed to benefit the over 50 age group , by educating and showing how to continue into the later years with an active and healthy mind and body. Over a period of 4 weeks, under the direct supervision of our trained Physiotherapists, participants are guided through a series of exercises and education modules that can be then continued in the comfort of their own home, or progress to the gym.
Stroke Rehabilitation is a specialised physiotherapy treatment where the goal is to maximise the recovery of function in individuals who have sustained a stroke. Difficulties will be directly related to the specific part of the brain involved and may include loss of specific movements, perception, balance and weakness and associated problems such as tight muscles and pain. Stroke physiotherapy can have positive effects in all of these areas.
The first step would be a detailed assessment problems related to movement, sensory awareness, strength, postural stability, voluntary movement and balance. The therapy approach then may combine mobilisation of stiff joints and tight muscles, strengthening weaker postural muscles and increasing the sensory awareness of the affected body parts by specific stimulation techniques. Working to improve balance and independence is a large part of stroke physiotherapy.
Stroke rehabilitation may include some or all of the following activities:
Restore Physio specialises in the area of women's health. The physical changes to a women's body as related to pregnancy are multiple. The centre of mass changes, there is more pressure on the organs, and there is increased weight to be carried. All of this in a relatively short span of time often leads to back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. These conditions can be very effectively treated by physiotherapy.
Packages are available for assessment and treatment of pregnancy related conditions before birth and also Post Natal. The goal of our program is to offer improved prenatal fitness - that would lead to a healthier and easier pregnancy and delivery; and return to regular activities post delivery.
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Post-surgery rehabilitation or physical therapy is an important part of recovery. Physiotherapy treatments are planned with the surgeon's protocol to help decrease stiffness and pain. The ultimate goal is to return the patient to complete independence and to help them continue living a full and active lifestyle. It is essential to retrain core stability following spinal surgery, and often very specific strengthening is needed to achieve a full recovery after ankle, knee and shoulder surgery.
Our programs ensure fast recovery by first controlling the inflammation, then restoring the full normal range of motion and then progressing on to advanced strengthening and stretching. We treat a range of post-surgical conditions like:
A person who sits the whole day at his desk, working at his computer, will, in all probability, develop chronic lower back pain, shoulder pain or wrist pain. Ergonomics is the study of designing the workplace and equipment to fit the needs of the worker. By providing these necessary adjustments, ergonomics also prevents repetitive strains that lead to musculoskeletal disorders in the future and eliminate discomfort and inefficiency in the present.
The most effective and efficient way to improve the ergonomics of any work station is to have a professional adjust the work station in person. Restore Physio will provide experienced physiotherapists who will come on-site and educate your employees about how they can improve their work station to fit their physical needs.
Modern day desk jobs may not be conducive to perfect posture. Understanding and building on your body's natural postural support can open your world to easier movement, less pain and strain, improved strength, balance and flexibility and increased awareness.
Our experts will assess your core muscle function, posture and any other significant muscle imbalances. This assessment is to diagnose any areas of weakness. They will educate you about your muscle functions and how to reliably activate core muscle function.
Every occupation involves physical activity, whether lifting heavy equipment or sliding a mouse across a mouse-pad. The knowledge and awareness of staying fit, flexible and executing job duties with correct posture is a valuable tool in maintaining an efficient and effective business.
Injury prevention programs assist companies in preventing injuries which will not only lower worker down time but increase job productivity and efficiency. We will train your employees in ergonomically correct methods of performing regular activities without injury and discomfort.
We can also provide physiotherapy services for short and long term sporting events.
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