- Breathing pattern dysfunction
- Repetitive strain Injuries
- Shoulder & elbow conditions
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy, also known as Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), involves the manual treatment of soft tissue injuries that occur in areas such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia (the connecting tissue). It is concerned with evaluating and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal of Physical Therapy is to eliminate pain and restore functional independence to each patient by working with them to assess their individual needs and implement a customised programme that deals with their soft tissue pain.
Physical Therapy deals with trigger points, scar tissue, swelling, fibrosis, hypersensitivity and numbness using highly skilled, hands-on techniques to prevent or treat underlying conditions.
The principal techniques used by Physical Therapists include Muscle Energy Technique (MET), Positional Release (PR), Soft Tissue Release (STR), Sports Massage and Postural Rebalancing (PR). These techniques have the common goal of eliminating trigger points and muscle hypertinicity which are key causes of soft tissue pain and discomfort.