More Information on our Therapies
This is excellent for the treatment of chronic pain and discomfort associated with degeneration and inflammation of the tendons, muscles, bones, joint capsules, and ligaments. The shockwave device generates high-frequency sound wave pulses that penetrate tissues.
This re-initiates the healing process. Using a properly selected wave transmitter, the physiotherapist can perform trigger point therapy, larger joints, or stimulate muscles. The shockwave hyperstimulates nerve endings and cell membranes to block pain signals, which brings immediate pain relief.
Pathologies effectively treated with Shockwave Therapy include:
- Tennis and Golfers Elbow
- Piriformis Syndrome
- ITB Syndrome
- Compartment Syndrome
- Achilles tendinopathies
It is a non-invasive, pain-free light-based therapy. It stimulates ATP production, thereby accelerating the healing process. Infrared Light is used to target inflamed, injured, and diseased tissues. Compared to traditional treatment, patients recover from musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries with less scar tissue formation, accelerated cell regeneration, and improved function.
Pathologies effectively treated:
- Scar tissue
- Wound healing
- Breastfeeding mother with inflamed nipples
As part of a larger treatment plan, the therapist uses dry needling to try release a trigger point in a skeletal muscle. This can reduce muscle tension and improve pain. A twitch can occur when the needle goes into a trigger point, which may be a sign that the therapy is working.
Some of the many conditions that dry needling can help:
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee Pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Hip and Gluteal Pain
The first step towards recovery is getting an accurate diagnosis. This will lead to effective management of injuries resulting from sport. We work with numerous sport, at all levels – from “weekend warriors” through to our elite Provincial athletes.
Our team has comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics, tissue injury, and healing, allowing us to monitor your rehabilitation from injury through to your return to sport.
- Hamstring strain
- Ankle sprain
- Shoulder muscle and tendon injuries
- Heel pain
- Calf strains
- Overuse injuries
Focus is on speedy recovery, the correct optimal load strengthening and return to sport.
Pilates is so beneficial to incorporate into physio treatment! It is a low-impact, full-body exercise regime that focuses on strengthening, stretching, and stabilizing your body. These core aspects are so important and effective in the treatment of multiple conditions, including lower back pain, as it emphasizes optimal “postural alignment, core strength, muscle balance, and even mental awareness. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the 1920s.”
Saskia qualified as a BASI Pilates Mat Instructor. BASI (Body Arts & Science International) is an astounding pilates institution in that it teaches the instructors to focus on exercises that “facilitates building sessions that are balanced, well-rounded, address all planes of movement and multiple muscle groups, and tailor exercises to the needs of each individual.”
Saskia can construct a class “that suits the ability of each client without compromising on their specific needs or restrictions.”
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Rehabilitation is necessary after a variety of surgical procedures including shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle, spine (arthroscopies, Muscle and tendon repairs, spinal fusions exc.). Physiotherapy focus on decreasing pain, increase range of motion and strength, swelling and inflammation control, balance, coordination and recovery back to full functional activities.
Soft Tissue Release
The soft tissues of the body (muscle, tendon, fascia, and ligaments) are prone to acute and chronic injuries. This might be the result of overuse or incorrect movements. This leads to swelling, adhesions, and fibrosis of the tissues which often results in pain, loss of mobility, strength, and function.
STR is a hands-on manual therapy technique that is used to assess and treat this soft tissue. The therapist targets specific areas of tension within an individual muscle with the aim of removing scar tissue and adhesions to relieve muscular tension and pain. Sport STR is very effective to help with the recovery of tired and overused muscles, enabling athletes (cyclists, runners, triathletes, etc.) to perform on competitive levels.
The McKenzie Method
Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) is an internationally researched and acclaimed system of assessment and management for spinal (neck and back) and extremity (shoulder, hip, knee, ankle exc.) musculoskeletal disorders. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 60 years.
Clinicians trained in the MDT system are able to assess and classify all complaints of the musculoskeletal system. An MDT clinician will identify what management strategy is best and outline a predicted recovery pathway.
Learn more about what the method involves https://mckenzieinstitute.org/
Pre and Post Natal Care
Having a baby changes the way your body functions. Sometimes our body needs a little guidance to manage some of the common pregnancy conditions, including low back pain, sacroiliac joint pain, caesarean scar management and breastfeeding.
We can help through manual therapy, soft tissue release, postural alignment and assisting with supportive and corrective exercises. Guidance can be given about sleeping positions, pelvic braces, and support.
Post-natal therapy includes manual therapy. Breastfeeding sometimes leads to mastitis and sore nipples, which can be effectively managed with ultrasound, laser therapy and supportive advice.