Would you like to know a little more about the types of techniques our practitioners use? All of our practitioners use a combination of all of the following techniques, depending on what each patient requires, that have been learn from studying many different courses:
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the client to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion.
Balance Ligamentus Tension (BLT) The general prescription is to disengage and exaggerate the lesion. The practitioner then waits for a change in the palpatory quality of the structure being treated, i.e., a change in skin tension, temperature, or muscle tension. This is followed by a balancing stage in which the practitioner slowly brings the joint into the diagnosed dysfunction.
High Velocity Thrust (HVT/manipulation) is characteristically associated with the production of an audible ‘clicking’ or ‘popping’ sound. This sound is believed to be the result of a phenomenon known as cavitation occurring within the synovial fluid of the joint. When a manipulation is performed, the applied force separates the articular surfaces of a fully encapsulated synovial joint. This deforms the joint capsule and intra-articular tissues, which in turn creates a reduction in pressure within the joint cavity.
Targeted Deep/Soft Tissue Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being
Articulation of Joints is a gentle technique where the practitioner applies pressure over a joint in the body (where two bones connect) in order to help mobilise a stiff or restricted joint, enabling better blood and nerve flow locally.
Cranial Osteopathy – please see our cranial osteopathy page
Western Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality involving the insertion of fine needles; it is an adaptation of Chinese acupuncture using current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and the principles of evidence based medicine.
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Rock Taping Unlike traditional athletic tape that binds and doesn’t stretch, ROCKTAPE is engineered to mimic the human skin. This stretchiness is the secret behind ROCKTAPE. ROCKTAPE stretches up to 180% of its original length but has amazing ‘snap-back’ or recovery. This is what gives ROCKTAPE its performance advantage over other tapes.
Visceral Osteopathy is the treatment of internal organs: digestive tract, respiratory system and reproductive system and is one part of an over-all osteopathic philosophy, but focused on treating ‘visceral’ or organ problems that may cause pain or problems of the spine or joints in other parts of the body. It may also be used as part of treating local visceral problems such as slow bowels.