Here at Equinox, we will initially undertake a detailed holistic assessment of your needs which can take up to 45 minutes. It is advised that you may need to bring shorts or other suitable clothing with you, as you will need to exposure the problem area for physical examination purposes.
CONDITIONS TREATED INCLUDE:
Back and Neck Pain It can range from localised muscle spasm or a general diffuse pain, through to sciatica and significant disability.Pain can start due to a specific incident or a gradual onset for no apparent reason.
Whiplash Post accident neck, arm pain etc.
Joint Pain Such as shoulder, hip, knee etc can cause significant levels of discomfort and can significantly limit mobility, thus having a serious impact on functional activities of daily living. They may be degenerative in nature or the result of injury.
Muscle Pain Frequently the result of sporting activity, due to overuse or repetitive use. It can also be the result from having poor posture or muscle tension issues.
Neurological Problems Such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, acquired brain injury and stroke.
Falls As the result of poor balance and muscle imbalance or weakness.
As part of the assessment process we will agree a treatment plan to enable you to meet your therapeutic goals.
TREATMENTS MAY INCLUDE:
Hands on joint mobilisation Gentle graded manual techniques used to restore movement and function
Massage Including effleurage and trigger point techniques to reduce muscle spasm, normalise tone and length and to reduce discomfort and swelling.
Complimentary therapeutic exercise to allow you to gain the maximum benefit from the physical gains provided through manual techniques and give you the tools to allow you to effectively manage or prevent further problems in the long term.
Other advice such as Posture correction or ergonomic assessment to manage or prevent further problems.
Follow up sessions are approximately 30 minutes in duration.
OTHER TEATMENTS INCLUDE:
Acupuncture for pain relief and improved wellbeing
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine stainless steel needles into the skin.It has been used in China for over 2,000 years and increasing in Western medicine with a growing body of scientific evidence and clinical research supporting its effectiveness.
Acupuncture may be used alongside physiotherapy treatment modalities to treat a wide range of common health problems and reduce pain.For example, in September 2012 NICE recognised acupunctures benefits for migraine and tension-type headaches. It can be used when other more conventional treatments have failed.
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body to produce endorphins and oxytocin, its own pain and stress-relieving chemicals. It may promote sleep by stimulating the release of melatonin in the body and may encourage a sense of well-being by stimulating the release of serotonin. Acupuncture also stimulates nerve fibres to block out pain signals and helps to reduce the sensitivity of tender points in the body.
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(Pre and Post event massage and as part of a regular injury prevention strategy).
Massage is increasing becoming part mainstream approach to injury prevention for recreational athletes.The physiological benefits of deep tissue massage may include: ~ Increased blood flow to tissues and organs. ~ Enhanced oxygen and nutrient delivery to fatigued muscles. ~ Increased removal of lactic acid from muscle and surrounding tissue. ~ Warming and stretching of soft tissues, leading to increased joint range of movement and flexibility. ~ Removal of knots and adhesions aiding performance. ~ Improve proprioception / body awareness.
The psychological benefits of massage should not be overlooked which may include improved mood state, increase relaxation and reduce feelings of fatigue leading to an improvement in emotional wellbeing.
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