At Harmony Physiotherapy Wolverhampton, we offer a wide range of treatment techniques however all treatment regimes are tailored to your needs. Physiotherapy treatment can include one or a combination of the following:
JOINT AND SPINAL MOBILISATION AND MANIPULATION
Mobilisations or manipulations are carried out by a therapist using their hands or a device to apply a controlled force to a joint moving it beyond its passive range of motion. The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve hands on techniques where a low load (gentle pressure) is specifically applied to help elongate fascia and release tension.
SOFT TISSUE MASSAGE AND FASCIAL RELEASE TECHNIQUES
These massages are used to alleviate pain by focusing on treatment of specific muscles that are causing symptoms. Soft tissue massage uses slower, deeper strokes with a more intense pressure as compared to Swedish massage. Fascial release techniques are hands on techniques where a low load (gentle pressure) is specifically applied to help elongate fascia and release tension.
These two exercise forms can be a great way to help improve abdominal and back strength, balance,co-ordination, flexibility and posture. At the heart of these methods is the aim to encourage you to take control of your body once more in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine. Fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
Western medical acupuncture is the use of acupuncture following a medical diagnosis. It involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles of the body.
This results in the body producing natural substances, such as pain-relieving endorphins. It’s likely that these naturally released substances are responsible for the beneficial effects experienced with acupuncture
Strapping tape and Supportive taping is commonly used by physiotherapists to:
relieve your pain
improve joint stability
enhance athlete confidence
reduce injury recurrence
Rigid taping is commonly used in taping or strapping is often referred to as “sports tape” or “athletic tape” and is most often a rigid style of strapping tape.
Kinesiology tape is an improved version of elastic sports tape that acts to dynamically assist your muscle function.