Pilates is a particularly beneficial form of exercise to develop spinal control, strength and correct movement patterns. We use this rehabilitation tool to reduce pain, regain function and improve activities of daily living. We have considerable experience dealing with whiplash, disc and nerve problems of the neck and spine, surgical rehabilitation and chronic pain conditions.
Remember you do not have to suffer with back pain for the rest of your life. There is always something you can do to help you feel positively better. It can be very frustrating for us as exercise professionals to hear that someone has been told by the medical profession to ‘live with it’ or ‘accept it is part of your age’. We have many young and older clients who have been through this disheartening process, only to realise that when they meet with us, that together we can help your symptoms with the right exercise, taught by the right professionals.
What we specialise in:
Exercise Therapy is clinical exercise prescription to reduce pain, restore strength and movement. It is a proven research based form of short and long term treatment which aids the recovery of acute and chronic complaints.
At Remedy, we use evidence based practice to prescribe personalised Physiotherapy Exercise Programmes. These programmes consist of specific exercises tailored to manage your pain and improve strength and mobility to optimise your recovery.
Benefits of Exercise Therapy at Remedy:
- Reduce pain
- Increase mobility
- Specific strengthening
- Individualised programmes
- Sport specific
- Goal oriented
- Evidence based
Joint mobilisation and manipulation physiotherapy techniques are used to treat pain or enhance range of movement.
Our Physiotherapist uses mobilisation and manipulation techniques to increase the mobility and function of your joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons while reducing pain in tender areas.
Mobilisations are slower than manipulations and both may be carried out on joints to ease pain and improve mobility and flexibility easing movement. They can be deep or gentle, depending on your assessment and what our Physiotherapist deems necessary for your condition and specific treatment plan.
Effective method to release trigger points in muscles using fine needles.
Dry needling works by changing the way your body senses pain (neurological effects), and by helping the body to heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects). It involves the insertion of sterile acupuncture needles into myofascial trigger points, through the skin and muscle. It is an alternative treatment to massage, which some people prefer, as they find it targets the deep tightness in the muscle more directly.
The insertion of the needle is quite often painless, followed by a quick pain response from the trigger point. This is short lasting as the pain gradually reduces, causing the muscle to let go and loosen out.
Dry needling is strictly based on Western medicine principles and research, and can be used to treat various issues where the muscles are identified as the source of the problem. This includes neck pain, lower back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, tension headaches, buttock pain, leg pain and knee pain. We use dry needling as part of a multi-modal approach combining it with our other treatment modalities.
Soft tissue therapy for the treatment of stubborn tight muscles that can cause pain, discomfort and limitations.
Deep Tissue Massage is massage that uses deeper pressure, beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia – the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints.
Myofascial release is a type of physical therapy used to treat muscle immobility and pain. It releases restrictions within the fascial network and relaxes contracted muscles. Myofascial tissue surrounds and supports the muscles throughout your body and can become sensitive and tight. Myofascial release improves blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulates the stretch reflex to improve tightness in muscles.
Manual Lymph Drainage therapy is a gentle but specialised form of massage mimicking the pumping of the lymphatic fluid.
The aim is to redirect fluid away from swollen areas towards the healthy lymphatics where the fluid can be drained by normal routes back into the circulation. It is effective in the treatment and management of lymphoedema that can occur following surgery or radiotherapy in cancer treatment, and is used in combination with other components of care. It is good for traumatic bruising and swelling and promotes the healing of broken bones, torn ligaments and sprains where pain can often be eased.