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Exercise Therapy is a regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to work towards the restoration of normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain above and below the site of injury caused by diseases or injuries through neuro re-education, gait training and therapeutic activities. It is highly repetitive and intensive in nature, requiring time and dedication on the part of the client to encourage neuroplasticity. The therapy is provided by professionals with an educational background in exercise science, exercise physiology, or other similar degree. Clients who participate in an exercise therapy program can benefit from increased motor or sensory function, increased independence, reduction of medication, reduction of hospital visits, and increased overall health.
Manual Therapy is a “hands-on” treatment provided by the physical therapist. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement, 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. They are skilled hand movements intended to produce any or all of the following effects: improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction.
Dry needling is a modern treatment designed to ease muscular pain. During dry needling, a practitioner inserts several filiform needles into your skin. Filiform needles are fine, short, stainless steel needles that don’t inject fluid into the body. Practitioners place the needles in “trigger points” in your muscle or tissue. The points are areas of knotted or hard muscle. The needle helps release the knot and relieve any muscle pain or spasms. The needles will remain in your skin for a short period of time, often between 10 and 30 minutes. It provides relief for some muscular pain and stiffness. In addition, easing the trigger points may improve flexibility and increase range of motion. That’s why this method is often used to treat sports injuries, muscle pain, and even fibromyalgia pain.
Shockwave therapy is a new technique used for many chronic and acute processes in the body and is very efficient for treating the pain. It is used with injuries the tennis elbow, jumper's knee, tendon calcification around the shoulder, and the Achilles' tendon pain, to name but a few. During the therapy, a high-intensity soundwave affects the tissue, leading to many useful effects such as neurovascular growth, preventing inflammation, collagen stimulation, dissolution of calcified parts. Shockwave therapy and electrotherapy are used for treating chronic muscle and tendon conditions, cervical pain, back pain, and trigger point treatment. They are also useful in treating calcifications, painful exostoses, different tendinitis types, and slow fracture healing.
Pre Operative Rehabilitation: Surgery is generally the final step in any problem and is only undertaken when more conservative measures such as physiotherapy have failed to produce the desired or optimal result. In most cases, Orthopaedic Surgeons ensure that their clients have received a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and course of treatment before other interventions or surgery is contemplated.
Post operative rehabilitation: A major part of the successful outcome following surgical procedures is good physiotherapy treatment concentrating on restoring optimal mobility, strengthening weakened and unused muscles, compensation for any functional loss, and restoring normal movement patterns and habits.
At Orthosports, we offer specialized care and customized treatement for women and children. Our Physiotherapist provides high level physiotherapy assessment, advice and management to meet the needs of Women and Children! Our team at Orthosports treats a variety of conditions affecting women including urinary incontinence, birth-related perineal trauma and antenatal musculoskeletal issues. We also hold group sessions to provide advice and exercise for women who develop low back and pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy. Our Pediatric specialists help children maximize their physical abilities and minimize the physical limitations that accompany some developmental issues, including: Gross motor development, Posture/postural control and Endurance.