All injury assessments include questions about the general health and previous injuries of the patient, as well as the current injury. The aim of this is to identify which structure might be causing the pain and which treatments are appropriate. Then a physical examination is undertaken to help identify which structures are causing the pain and what may have contributed to the injury developing.
The specific treatment used will depend on the nature of your injury and your own personal history. Techniques commonly used are massage and soft tissue techniques, manual therapy and electrotherapy, joint mobilisation and manipulation, muscle stretching, taping and/or dry needling.
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury and involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power. It is achieved through various exercises and drills. The rehabilitation plan takes into account the fact that the objective of the patient is to return to the same activity and environment in which the injury occurred.
Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves inserting fine needles into certain points to encourage healing and pain relief, stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body and promoting the body's natural healing process, which can be essential in the treatment of painful musculoskeletal problems.
IASTM / GRASTON TECHNIQUE
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) is performed with ergonomically designed instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the ability to locate restrictions and allows to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure.
We all build bad habits over time, even if we try not to. For example, through sitting at a desk all day or holding a baby on your hip. We all build weakness and alternations in our movements. A posture evaluation look at your static posture to see if there are any imbalances that are causing pain and discomfort. An assessment will show these and give you an awareness of how to change them.