WHAT IS REMEDIAL THERAPY?
Remedial Therapy uses many techniques, including massage, to address a wide range of soft tissue and joint problems.
The aim is to reduce pain and tension by releasing pressure of muscles in spasm, and to address tendon/ ligament/joint complaints.
Treatments can dramatically reduce pain and discomfort and assist the body’s natural healing process and circulation. Whether it is stress, Work related or injury from leisure or sport; Remedial Therapy can assist people of all ages.
Remedial Therapy is designed for patients who have injured their muscles, ligaments, tendons and any other soft tissues, joint problems and postural issues.
Injuries that respond well to this therapy are things like repetitive use issues like carpel tunnel syndrome, headaches and neck tension, computer neck, whiplash, lower back pain, tendonitis, and general muscle tension and pain to name just a few.
WHAT DO REMEDIAL THERAPISTS SPECIALISE IN?
Remedial Therapists specialise in:
• Back & neck pain
• Shoulder and neck tension
• Tension headaches & migraines
• Improved body alignment
• Sciatica, hip & lower back pain
• Overuse injuries
• Injury recovery
• Improved flexibility & range of motion
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN REMEDIAL THERAPY HELP?
Remedial Therapy helps reduce the risk of fibrosis and adhesions in muscle and fascia. It can also help relax muscles and reduce tension. Relief can be gained for cramps and spasms and rehabilitation after injury can be enhanced. Circulation can be stimulated. It can stretch contracted muscles and increase function for sufferers of Repetitive Strain Injuries.
WHAT TECHNIQUES ARE USED FOR REMEDIAL THERAPY?
• Soft tissue release
• Deep tissue massage
• Trigger point therapy
• Taping & strapping
• Myofascial release
• Muscle energy technique
• Ultrasound treatment
• Rehabilitation exercises
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT A REMEDIAL THERAPIST
You will always be asked for your detailed medical history details on your first visit. This helps determine treatment priorities. Perhaps your treatment is an attempt to break the stress cycle. Easing out the main areas of tightness is your priority.
No doubt, your problems could have built up over time, so it could take a few sessions of treatment to relieve your issues.
For the treatment sessions it’s best if you can wear or have with you clothing such as a pair of shorts, vest, or a t-shirt which you can put on for the treatment. If this is a problem don’t worry as most of the techniques can be carried out through clothing.