Physiotherapy treatment involves the use of various techniques
Manual ‘hands-on’ treatment
This involves the use of soft tissue (massage) techniques to treat muscular, ligament and tendon injuries. Soft-tissue work aims to increase vascular flow into the troubled area and speed up recovery.
Interferential (TENS) therapy
The use of an Interferential or TENS machine is a method of treatment which draws a mid-frequency current to the affected area. The current has a pain inhibition effect on the nocioceptor (pain nerve) which in turns allows the body to release endorphins.
The use of laser therapy has been shown by many studies to have exemplary effects on soft-tissue injuries, particularly with arthritis.
Your Physiotherapist will prescribe a set of specific exercise with the aim of re-strengthening muscles.
The use of needling has been made popular as seen from the benefits of acupuncture. The use of a hypodermic needle into a muscular trigger point has been shown to initiate a local twitch response (LTR). The LTR eventually leads to the release of endogenous opioids, these bodily chemicals help relieve pain