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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Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation (VM) or "organ specific fascial mobilisation" consists of gentle mobilisation (including direct stretching) of the viscera and their connective tissue to encourage normal mobility, tone and tissue motion of these struc...

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