What is Physiotherapy?
A treatment technique addressing the musculoskeletal systems of the body. When we get an injury or pain disorder, our body is in a state of imbalance and measures must be taken to restore that balance. Your physiotherapist will use a variety of hands-on techniques and exercise therapy to get you back to normal and in your optimal condition.
Your physiotherapist is skilled in a number of areas from soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, stretching, strengthening, postural alignment, core stability and exercise prescription.
The benefits of Physiotherapy:
If you have had an injury to joints or muscles, your physiotherapist will be assisting in your recovery.
Receiving physiotherapy will speed up your return back to normal by:
Massaging tissues to assist their healing capability and mobilising.
Using TENS and ultrasound to aid in the healing process.
Stretching and mobilizing joints so that they are at their optimal functioning level.
Helping you to retrain postural muscles that may be weakened and hindering your recovery.
Helping you to retrain movement patterns that may be dysfunctional.
Who needs Physiotherapy?
Anyone who has had an injury to the musculoskeletal system from sports, work or accident.
Anyone who wants advice on exercises and posture.
Anyone with back pain or neck pain.
Anyone who needs rehabilitation after surgery.
Anyone with recurring problems and chronic condition of the physical body.
What techniques are used?
Trigger point therapy.
Muscle stretching techniques.
Exercise therapy including core stability and stretching.
Taping, bracing and supports.
Our Physiotherapist’s also seasonally look after local Rugby teams. This year we have contract’s to care for Clyde-Earnscleugh Rugby Club, Matakanui Combined Rugby Club and the Dunstan High 1st XV. Supporting and Educating local is important to us and we hold a high standard of care on and off the field.
We also Sponser the incredible Cam McHardy on his journey as an off-road biking athlete. You can follow him at @cmchardy on instagram to see up to date results in competition.