After your initial assesment I will use either one or a combination of the modalities mentioned below during the treatment. Each will be explained prior to doing them.
Deep Tissue Massage
Remedial massage is a deep tissue massage to assist your body’s return to normal health after injury or with muscular-skeletal disorders. It is used to treat chronic muscular-skeletal imbalances, strains, sprains, bruising or any injury where the skin is intact. Deep tissue massage removes blockages, damaged cells, scar tissue and adhesions left after injury, speeds up recovery and encourages more complete healing. Remedial massage is also used for conditions created by lifestyle for example Repetitive strain injury and Back pain. It is designed to increase the flow of blood and lymph, particularly in the injured areas.
Dry needling is a procedure in which thin filament sterile acupuncture needles are inserted in a specific target soft tissue directly at a myofascial trigger point in order to improve or restore function and/or control pain. Dry needling is usually performed in conjunction with physical therapy techniques when appropriate to gain an optimal response. Most people don’t feel the insertion of the needle. The local twitch response may cause a brief painful reaction described as an electric shock or cramping sensation. It is important to remember that the therapeutic effect only occurs by eliciting the twitch response, and therefore, it is the desirable reaction.
For more than 25 years, Kinesio Taping has been breaking new ground in the fields of sports performance, pain management and physical therapy. The Kinesio Taping Method is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion. It is used to successfully treat a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions.
Spinal manipulation, also called spinal manipulative therapy or manual therapy, combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It’s designed to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It’s often used to treat back, neck, shoulder, and headache pain. It can be use it to treat other types of pain aswell such as disc herniation pain. Today, spinal manipulation is used in both Western and traditional Asian medicine. In North America, it’s usually performed by chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, and physical and occupational therapists.
Why Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a patient-centered approach focusing on the manual treatment of the soft tissue – muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia. Therapists use highly skilled, hands-on techniques to diagnose, prevent or treat underlying conditions and problems. It is based on health science principles and works alongside other health care practices.
Physical therapy is founded on a tradition which recognises and values the healing properties of touch. It is proven as being very safe, non-invasive and is of course, drug free. Each treatment is individually tailored to your needs. The therapist, after carefully noting your history and completing a thorough physical examination will devise a treatment plan which may include suggesting appropriate changes to lifestyle or work practices.
Below is a list of frequently asked questions, if you have any other questions please do so via email and I will reply to you as soon as is posssible.
Your first visit will begin with a questionnaire including a comprehensive history of your injury, this will be followed by an assessment of the injury and a diagnosis. We will then begin treatment and rehabilitation which will usually include some home exercises.
You only need to bring yourself, if you have any recent MRI or X-RAY reports these would be helpful and also a record of any medication being taken .
An initial consultation including a treatment is €60
I require 24 hours notice of any cancellations otherwise the cost of the treatment is due at the next appointment. However I am very understanding that there are extenuating circumastances from time to time so please call if you are unable to cancel online to discuss.