Physiotherapy is a therapy for people with physical dysfunction resulting from illness, injury, disability, disuse, misuse or aging. Physiotherapy helps the patient restore the use of muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and the nervous system through the use of different techniques. These are varied and include manual therapy, different soft tissue techniques and exercise prescription. It seeks to relieve pain, improve strength and mobility and train the patient to perform important everyday tasks and/or other activities in a pain free independent way.
Joint mobilization is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of a skeletal joint. It is usually aimed at a ‘target’ synovial joint with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. When applied to the spine, it is known as spinal mobilization.
Spinal mobilization is a type of passive movement of a spinal segment or region. It is usually performed with the aim of achieving a therapeutic effect. It has been described as “a gentle, often oscillatory, passive movement applied to a spinal region or segment so as gently to increase the passive range of motion of that segment or region.
Do you suffer from dizziness, balance problems or vertigo? Did you know that these symptoms can be the result of a vestibular issue and that physiotherapy may help?
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that help control balance and eye movements. If the system is damaged by disease, aging, or injury, vestibular disorders can result.
Vestibular Physiotherapy is aimed at improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of men and women of all ages who are suffering from vestibular issues.
Total Care’s Physiotherapists are expert at providing rehabilitation for patients following a wide variety of different surgeries. We regularly rehabilitate patients who have undergone joint replacements, tendon repairs, ligament reconstructions and bone surgery. Following each surgeon’s broad protocols, we develop exercise programs to ensure strength, range of movement and function are regained as early and as effectively as possible.
Taping and strapping techniques are commonly used by physiotherapists, athletic trainers and sports therapists in the treatment, support and prevention of sports injuries. Tape jobs are used to give extra support and reassurance to injured joints and soft tissues.
Acupuncture targets muscle tissue and it’s nerve connections. It is used to help many conditions related to muscle pain, joint stiffness and even assist with nerve conditions such as sciatica or nerve impingement. This may include conditions such as neck tension, headaches, back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder conditions, sciatica, muscle imbalances, joint mal-alignment and much more.
Acupuncture can also help those wanting increase performances to their overall health and well-being, or lifestyle to improve their work and even sport performances.