I believe it is important to not only treat the symptoms of an injury, but to understand the root cause of the problem and all contributing factors. This approach often links multiple parts of the body into treatment, including posture and functional movement. As a physio, I have lots of experience working with specific injuries at all stages of recovery, with a varied patient population. Some of these include;
- back pain (low back, mid-back, upper back and neck)
- hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries
- post-surgical rehabilitation, post-fracture recovery
- acute or chronic injuries
- athletes, weekend warriors, desk jockeys
- adults and geriatrics
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
IMS is a dry needling technique using acupuncture needles to loosen tight bands of muscle tissue that may be creating pain or causing compression on a nerve that in turn causes pain. This type of dysfunction, called neuropathic pain, is frequently part of chronic conditions. This type of treatment is particularly effective for muscles that won’t stay released with stretching or massage.
With specialized training in pelvic floor and core stability, treating this is area is close to my heart. Having recently had a baby makes this even more an area of interest! The pelvis is the powerhouse from which we move, and dysfunction in this area can be the root of many symptoms from bladder/bowel incontinence, pelvic pain, poor breathing patterns, poor core stability which can contribute to low back and/or hip pain… I use physio and yoga techniques to rehabilitate this area. If you are experiencing any strange symptoms in this area postpartum, it’s worth seeing if pelvic physio can help!
Human beings are designed to move! And moving well is an important part of our health which affects all our bodily systems. Functional describes the common movements that we need to be able to perform to live well in our daily lives. Learn about the benefits of movement, how the body is designed to move and then work on motor patterns of moving in more efficient, safe and rejuvenating ways for the body.
Posture, the alignment of the body and the way we habitually hold ourselves, is key to optimum health. You may experience headaches, neck/back pain, repetitive strain injuries or poor positioning tolerance if you do not have good posture. We know we should stand tall or sit up straight, but the tricky part is that we don’t always know how to do that properly. Learn about your posture and how to optimize your body alignment. Alignment is directly linked to our core stability and ability to breathe well, making posture all that much more important to pay attention to.