- Your initial one hour private musculoskeletal consultation will be a mix of the following techniques:
- 1. Posture Analysis
- 2. Movement Analysis
- 3. Oscillating Massage Gun
- 4. Soft Tissue Treatment
- 5. Kinesio Taping Application. Dry Needling and Electrotherapy if required.
- 6. Personalised Exercise Routine
- 7. Personalised Stretching Routine
- 8. Education
Thorough consultation asking questions on your past and present history, looking at X-rays, MRI’s or CT scans, enables us to form an accurate picture of your situation, the nature of injury/pain and what muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and organs are potentially involved. We then look at your posture to see which joints are causing problems elsewhere and how your pain affects your posture.
2. Movement Analysis
We determine the cause and effects of the injury through basic primal movements and balancing tests to assess weakness versus strength and movements that are causing you pain.
We use Reflexology and Kinesiology to test every muscle related to the injured or painful area.
This overall assessment allows us to determine the underlying issue and the cause of the pain opposed to just focusing on symptoms.
We don’t make assumptions.
3. Oscillating Massage Gun
The high frequency oscillating massage promotes three things:
1. Lymphatic drainage removing the built up toxins in the injured muscle.
2. Increased blood supply rich in nutrients to support and heal the muscle allowing the body’s natural healing process to take place.
3. Muscle proprioception which provides a clearer signal between the brain and the injured area increasing muscle function.
In one session the gun can turn an injured muscle that is not functioning into a firing muscle at 100% peak strength often with complete reduction or a significant reduction of pain.
4. Soft Tissue Treatment
We don’t release tight muscles straight away until we determine why they are tight. Often a muscle becomes tight and works harder due to inhibition of another.
When we identify a muscle that is not working we then activate the muscle using a combination of the Oscillating Massage Gun ,and Kinesio Taping, the tight muscle often releases on its own, with out the need of regular massage treatments, thus saving you money and time! For those muscles that do not release by them selves, it merely requires a little soft tissue massage to release it.
Using this technique, the muscle stays released longer because we are treating the underlying issue and the cause of the pain opposed to just focusing on the symptoms.
5. Kinesio Taping
Kinesio taping has the same elasticity as human muscle. The elastic characteristics allow the normalisation of muscle tone, promoting flow of lymphatic fluid and rich nutrient carrying blood. This allows the bodies natural healing process to take place in reducing pain.
Kinesio taping allows the patient compete range of motion during rehabilitation allowing you to return back to work, or your favourite activity with the confidence and security that you can lead a full productive pain free life. Elite athletes have integrated the taping method as a component of injury prevention and rehabilitation as well as increased performance.
6. Personalised Exercise Routine
After we have identified the non-performing/weak muscles and given them strength, and have returned the muscle to peak performance, we repeat the movement analysis to test the area.
We then re-access the movement analysis, to measure the effects of the taped muscle.
Based upon these results, an exercise routine is designed where necessary. With Roberts professional assessment he makes absolute sure each exercise is done correctly and tailored to your needs. Sometimes it’s a small but vital correction that needs to be made in the way you are exercising.
Over time, the exercises are re-evaluated and enhanced if need be.
7. Personalised Stretching Routine
A stretching routine is also created and designed to improve functionality and performance.
If you stretch a muscle that does not need to be stretched, you could be doing more harm than good!
8. Education and Follow Up
We teach you about your particular condition because we know when patients fully understand their situation they feel more empowered, and are more likely to follow a program and enjoy the benefits.
We only do follow up sessions if required. Often one or two treatments is all you need to begin your journey to a pain free life. The difference between us and other practitioners is that we don’t have you committing to 6 sessions. Our genuine aim and attitude is to get you MOVING WITH JOY AND EASE FAST . We teach you skills to maintain yourself at home and often PREVENT/REDUCE FUTURE APPOINTMENTS. Where possible we want our clients to be independent not dependent on us.
Informed people get faster results – therefore are happier people.
What All This Means To You After Your First Session:
Follow Up Sessions:
After initial consultation, follow up session continues to be hourly one on one session where we continue to evaluate what worked and did not work for you.
In each session we focus on the most underlying structures and methodically work thru them.
You can expect to be walking away from each session feeling noticeably better than you walked in.
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