WHAT INJURIES AND CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH PHYSIOTHERAPY?
At Physio K, symptoms are never seen as isolated issues, but as a part of a dysfunction in a physiological chain. We believe in holistic physiotherapy and we are passionate about identifying and addressing the underlying cause of your pain rather than just treating the symptoms.
We specialise in sporting injuries, however we treat all conditions that relate to the movement system. Pain occurring in lower backs, necks, ankles and knees are often the catalyst of clients coming to see us. However, headaches, dizziness and nerve damage can also be addressed with Physiotherapy.
At Physio K, all physiotherapy sessions are one-on-one hands on. At first, you’ll get a thorough assessment, followed by an accurate diagnosis through clinical reasoning. The most important thing is knowing what's causing the problem, before the symptoms get treated.
The therapy itself will consist of manual release techniques to release any tension in the body relevant to causing your problem. Sometimes, this could be well away from where your pain is.
From the moment you start moving better, with less pain, you’re ready to be coached on how best to sit, stand and move correctly, get basic preventive skills that will not only improve your stability and control but also prevent future problems.
I want you to fully understand what is wrong and what you need to do to get better.
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy is a specific branch in physiotherapy. It’s a scientifically proven way of treatment where mobilising and manipulative techniques are used to free the joints and make the body more flexible. This method can also be used to relieve muscles, tendons and nerves.
It’s a thorough specialisation within the field of physiotherapy, with special attention for assessment and treatment techniques for joints, muscle-, tendon-, and nerve problems, including the use of spinal manipulations.
Dry needling is used to release muscle tension and pain from patients, through the activation of local twitch responses in the muscles. Dry needling works by advancing a fine filament needle into the muscle and de-activating a “trigger point” in the region.
Most patients do not even realise the needle has penetrated the skin. Healthy muscles will feel very little, but if the muscle is sensitive or tight, you may feel a cramp-like sensation, caused as the muscle activates a ‘twitch response’.
Dry needling treatments are an extremely effective method for treating chronic pain and neuromuscular dysfunction and has have very few side effects.
In combination with other forms of treatment or as a standalone, trigger point dry needling is a quick and effective way to treat neuromuscular dysfunction and greatly reduce pain and discomfort.