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What Are Included In Physio Treatments Of Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Manual therapy: This is a carefully graded system of moving the joints to reduce pain and restore normal mobility of the joints. It includes mobilization, manipulation, and other related techniques.
  • Massage-Techniques: Massage therapy vary from relaxing light pressure massage to deep friction massage to break down scar tissue in muscle or ligaments.

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  • Ultrasound Therapy: An electrical machine that produces ultrasonic waves which are transmitted into the affected area using conducting gel. This in turn causes a micro-massage effect that promotes circulation, reduces pain and increases regenerative powers of tissues, and helps muscle relaxation. It is very helpful in the treatment of soft tissue injuries.

  • Interferential Therapy: This is an electrical current delivered to the injured part via 2 or 4 electrodes. It sends two interfering currents into the body part which feels to the patient like pins and needles. It can be used to relieve pain. reduce swelling and optimize the healing process.

  • Neuromuscular Stimulation: An electrical machine with variable currents which is applied using electrodes to strengthen very weak muscles. This is very useful following knee surgery to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Portable versions are now available to rent or buy.

  • Dry-needling: This is a western medical technique and involves the insertion of fine needles into dysfunctional muscles. Dry needling works by changing the way your body feels pain and by helping the body heal trigger points. 

  • Myofascial trigger points are tender nodules within taut bands of muscle. There are electrical and biochemical changes associated with dry needling that assist in the healing process.