Pain relief techniques

Shockwave therapy

Our practice is proud to be one of the few, that use Shockwave therapy.

A shockwave is essentially a pressure disturbance that propagates rapidly through a medium. A shockwave is, put simply, an acoustic wave, a means of transmitting energy. Acoustic waves that are generated by the shockwave, trigger biological effects which lead to faster and long-term healing and regeneration of the tissue.

Shockwave therapy is an alternative to invasive surgical procedures. It is a highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions.

Exercises

Active patient participation is crucial to a patient’s treatment plan.
Physiotherapy involves evaluation of an individual’s movement, physical capabilities, body type, and activity level in order to prescribe exercise and other physical means to help improve function. Depending on the conditions and diagnoses a customized exercise program will be designed.

Not only does the right exercises benefit the athlete but is also of benefit to patients with back or neck pain. The McKenzie approach to back exercises was developed specifically to centralize and relieve back related pain symptoms.

The slogans “Motion is Lotion” and “Use it or loose it” have never been more crucial to assist patients with pain relief and rehabilitation.

There are a number of complementary pain relief techniques available to our patients.

Kinesio taping:

“The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.” Kinesio Taping Association International

Dry Needling:

Dry needling is a treatment modality used to treat musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
It is an invasive form of myofascial release in which thin, flexible needles are inserted into the body. The places the needles are placed in the body are determined by accurate anatomical knowledge based on sound scientific reasoning within a biomedical paradigm.  This is different to acupuncture, which is a treatment technique related to Chinese Medicine, and takes a philosophical rather than empirical approach to the body.

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Pain relief techniques

There are a number of complementary pain relieve techniques available to our patients. Kinesio taping: “The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support...

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Education about pain

“Evidence shows that patients who better understand their pain, and what pain truly is, experience less pain, have less fear, move better, exercise more and can regain hope.” Adriaan Louw and Emilio Puentedura. We have introduced “Therapeutic Neuroscience Education’...

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