Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing, to reduce pain, swelling & muscle spasm and to improve function.This is done by inserting needles and sometimes combining it with electrical stimulation at very pre...

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Manipulation

A manipulation is a technique involving a controlled, small isolated thrust to a joint. The joint is usually placed at the end of its movement, and the manipulation gives an extra stretch to the soft tissues adjacent to the joint.There is o...

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Mobilisation

A mobilisation is a technique where a physiotherapist moves a joint repeatedly – either in small or large amplitudes; fast or slowly; firmly or gently; and for varying durations.The aims of the technique are to:Relieve pain Restore full joi...

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Myofascial Trigger Point Release

Trigger points have been found to be the sole source of around 75% of clinic patients’ pain. Myofascial Trigger Point Release is the main technique used by Willis Street Physiotherapy.Trigger points frequently appear in many myofascial stru...

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Pilates Based Rehabilitation

"I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They'd be happier."- Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86.Joseph H. Pilates was born in Germany, in 18...

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Soft Tissue Techniques

Soft tissue is the superficial, and to a lesser extent deeper tissues, within the human body – such as the skin, fascia, muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments and joint capsule.Whenever a physiotherapist touches a person, it is a soft tissue ...

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Strengthening

strengthening

Strengthening is where the muscles and other soft tissues are put under strain, and respond by increasing their loading capacity.Strengthening is important for:rehabilitation following an injury – it assists in soft tissue repair ensuring i...

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Stretching

stretching

Stretching involves taking soft tissue (muscle, ligament, nerve, tendon, any non-bony structure) to the end of its available range and holding it there for any length of time. It’s a good way of assisting soft tissue repair and maintaining ...

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