As physiotherapists, we aim to address any injury or dysfunction to the body hindering the patient from achieving full functional movement and quality of life. We have a hands-on approach and use patient-specific assessment and treatment techniques.
STRAPING & TAPING
Physiotherapists implement taping to:
increase joint stability
decrease the recurrence of injuries
reduce strain on injured tissues, to assist recovery
facilitate correct biomechanics and posture
inhibit or facilitate muscle action
increase lymphatic drainage
decrease swelling and bruising
The effects of taping are:
There are different kinds of tape that can be employed
Dry needling for active trigger points is an invasive procedure where a fine needle or acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle.
It is aimed at myofascial trigger points which are hyperirritable spots in skeletal muscle.
Electrotherapy modalities (with the exception of biofeedback) involve the introduction of some physical energy into the body.
This energy brings about one or more physiological changes, which the physiotherapist implements for the patient's therapeutic benefit.
The vestibular system is a complex system located within the inner ear. Information from the vestibular system together with your sensory inputs, such as proprioception and vision, coordinates movement between the eyes and head and provides important information about postural orientation. The latter keeps your balance and movement intact.
Our physiotherapist at PhysioXpert has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation and has completed post-graduate training to assist you with the treatment of vestibular problems, such as Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Vestibular dysfunction is often accompanied by vertigo (a sensation that feels like the earth or patient is spinning), dizziness, tinnitus (constant noise in the ears), nausea/vomiting, and hearing loss. These symptoms can result in impaired balance, falls, depression, anxiety, disruption of work/daily activities of living, and disability. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy has been shown effective for treating a variety of vestibular conditions that can be implemented by a physiotherapist
For the treatment of vestibular rehab to be effective it is important that your physiotherapist has completed the post-graduate training in how to identify, treat, and when necessary, refer patients with known or suspected vestibular dysfunction for appropriate specialist intervention.
A manual therapy technique comprising a continuum of skilled passive movements to the joint complex that is applied at varying speeds and amplitudes, that may include a small-amplitude/ high-velocity therapeutic movement (manipulation) with the intent to restore optimal motion, function, and/ or to reduce pain.
Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
Pilates is a system of exercises used by physiotherapists designed to improve our patient's physical strength, flexibility, and posture.
PhysioExpert has physiotherapists who are experienced pilates instructors and who will tailor your pilates programme to fit your specific individual needs to ensure you get the best results from your training.