Trigger-point dry needling is a procedure where an acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle. It is aimed at myofascial trigger points which are hyper-irritable spots in skeletal muscle that are associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule in a taut band.Trigger point dry needling can be carried out a superficial or deep tissue level.
A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.
Manual Therapy is any "hands-on" treatment provided by the physical therapist. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist's resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
Electrotherapy is a form of medical treatment, which uses small electrical impulses to repair tissue, stimulate muscles and increase sensations and muscle strength. There are several different forms of electrotherapy; these include ultrasound, interferential therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), laser therapy and muscle stimulation. Ultrasound uses sound waves to speed up the healing process, while interferential therapy and TENS reduce pain by manipulating the nerves which reduces the sensation of pain and produces a tingling feeling. Laser therapy is sometimes used to repair damaged tissue; using lasers means the treatment can be both accurate and intense.
Physiotherapy: Delving Deeper
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that focuses on your well-being as a whole instead of focusing on individual ailments.
Whether it is physiotherapy for back pain, a sports injury, or keeping your joints limber throughout the aging process, Pace Yourself Wellness Centre's physical rehabilitation center provides a much-needed service for treating all those aches and pains that affect your day-to-day activities.
Combining their knowledge of the human body and how it works, along with the clinical skills they acquire through their education, physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat the symptoms presented by their clients, including illnesses, injuries, or disabilities.
Areas of Physiotherapy
The ailments tended to at a physiotherapy clinic are many but can be boiled down to four major areas of focus. With a focus on neuro-musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, neurological and respiratory issues, the therapists at Pace Yourself Wellness Centre provide rehabilitation for your limbs, lungs, brain and heart.
This is the type of ailment most associated with physiotherapy. When you experience back pain, sports injuries, injuries from a vehicular accident, or arthritis, this is included in the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Pediatric and geriatric physiotherapy can fall heavily into this category due to physical birth defects and fall-related injuries.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. To keep your heart happy, the rest of your body has to be working well, and physiotherapy is an integral part of prevention and recovery when it comes to your cardiovascular system.
Physiotherapy treatment can assist individuals who not only have a physical impairment, but neurological impairments as well. This includes traumatic brain injury or stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease. At physical rehabilitation centers, therapists can maximize or even enhance the functional ability of a client suffering from one of these impairments.
While physiotherapy is normally performed on a hands-on physical level, when working with the respiratory system with issues such as asthma or cystic fibrosis, the process is a little different. Therapists with a background in respiratory physiology also help you with your breathing. This involves coaching to reduce breathlessness, improve the efficiency of ventilation, reduce pain and educate clients on the best way to carry out daily tasks and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you are looking for a quick fix or temporary relief for pain symptoms—expand your goals! Physiotherapy can offer so much more. With our whole-body approach, Pace Yourself Wellness Centre can offer our clients permanent wellness.
As we age, humans take on pains, and in the fast-paced world we live in, recovery can go by the wayside. Too many of us learn to live with that small headache or nagging lower back pain—but you don't have to.
Taking a personalized approach to therapy, we are able to keep your whole system happy and healthy. Recovery from surgery will be easier—you can get rid of headaches and back pain for good and remain active through your entire life.