Progression Physiotherapy specialises in treating musculoskeletal pain and injury.
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Physiotherapy is a health care profession involving the treatment, management and prevention of a variety of conditions. These may result from everyday activities, work-related conditions or sports injuries.
We use a broad range of skills to provide the highest level of specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including:
Mobilisation and Manipulation of Joints
Joint mobilisation is a passive hands-on movement technique applied to a stiff spinal or peripheral joint. It aims to restore full range of motion to the joint and causes relaxation of surrounding tight muscles. Simply, it helps to restore normal pain free motion.Joint manipulation is an advanced form of mobilisation, and those who respond well to mobilisation will usually respond to manipulation. Joint manipulation is a sudden small movement performed at high speed at the end of joint range.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation
This includes massage and stretching techniques, which are generally aimed at releasing areas of tension. These techniques can:
- Develop and maintain your physical function.
- Relax tense muscles.
- Relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain.
- Improve circulation and immune system functionality.
- Reduce stress.
- Relax the mind
- Improve blood flow
- Increase overall feeling of well-being
Taping Professional sports taping is used for support and protection of an injured area. It is also used to re-educate joint movement, improve function and reduce pain.Postural Assessment / Movement AnalysisA thorough posture examination is carried out, and where necessary positions are improved. Analyses of specific movements are also performed and may be re-educated to achieve correct function.
We use electrotherapy along side manual therapy and exercise prescription to accelerate healing and ensure pain and injury resolves as quickly as possible.
Uses a form of high frequency sound waves to aid the increase of local blood flow, stimulate the healing of collagen tissue in ligaments and tendons, and improve the extensibility of collagen, thereby having a positive effect on scar tissue. The benefits of ultrasound are widely accepted in the clinical world, and are constantly under scientific review to fully assess their benefit.
Is the acronym for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A TENS unit sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. The electrical currents produced feel like a mild tingle and can prevent pain messages from being transmitted to the brain thus giving pain relief.
Home Exercise Programme
Following a detailed examination we will prescribe specific exercises or self-treatment techniques in the form of a home exercise programme. This will be tailored to your individual needs. It may include core stability training, muscle imbalance correction, specific stretching techniques or various others. We may also give you ergonomic advice regarding certain positions and activities which may be affecting your condition. Following our advice and your exercise programme carefully at home will hugely enhance the benefits gained from treatment and often may prevent the initial problem from reoccurring in the future.
Is one of the many skills used within physiotherapy as an integrated approach to the management of pain, inflammation and as a means of enhancing the body's own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and enhance rehabilitation. Acupuncture within physiotherapy is used within the background of clinical and research evidence. The concept of Traditional Chinese Medicine [TCM] is an ancient system of written scripts as far back as 1000BC, founded on the holistic concept of treatment and an acknowledgement of the body's ability to return to its balanced state of health, given the correct stimulus to do so.
There are many forces within the body that require balance in order to achieve health and fitness; two forces that are commonly referred to are YIN [negative] and YANG [positive]. Treatment with Acupuncture is undertaken with the aim or restoring all the body systems to a state of balance (homeostasis). This is achieved by an in depth physiotherapy assessment to determine the source of the imbalance and the correct acupuncture points required to address this imbalance and facilitate the body's return to a state of health both physically and mentally.
The body has the ability to "self repair”; the use of Acupuncture, Acupressure or Electro-Acupuncture enhances the repair mechanism and enables an improved recovery time allowing other physiotherapy treatments such as exercise, muscle strengthening and rehabilitation can achieve effective results.
The acupuncture needle will stimulate the flow of QI [pronounced 'chee'], which circulates in channels or meridians within the body. The QI circulates within the deeper organs of the body, but connects to the superficial skin. In the state of a normal healthy body, a balance exists between these systems. Both the superficial energy and the deeper energy can be influenced by the stimulation of specific acupuncture points. If injury, disease, emotional trauma or infection occurs, the natural flow of QI within the meridians and organs may well be affected and the result is an altered flow, either a slowing or stagnation of QI causing pain and inflammation, or a deficit of QI, which may cause weakness, exhaustion and longer debilitating disease. The stimulation of relevant acupuncture points may free stagnation, reduce excess or indeed, increase QI to the specific area or organ and thus help to restore normal QI flow and balance.
Acupuncture is used by Physiotherapists, against a background of sound research and evidence, as a means of enhancing pain modulation via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce NATURAL pain relieving chemicals, such as endorphins; melatonin to promote sleep, serotonin to promote well being, to name but a few. These assist the body's healing process and offer pain relief as a precursor for other manual or exercise therapy. Acupuncture is also used by Advanced AACP members as a means of addressing some systemic and longer term illness, but always with the aim of enhancing physiotherapy treatment and improving the quality of life.