All of our physiotherapists have manual therapy skills and some hold postgraduate qualifications in manual therapy. Conditions commonly managed by way of manual therapy include sprains and strains of neck, back, shoulders, hips, knees, elbows, hands and feet. Manual therapy treatment provided to patients with osteoarthritis and osteoporosis can be modified appropriately.
We have a ‘library’ of video’s and computer generated exercise programmes to suit everyone and to ensure that your rehabilitation is coordinated and progressive. Our rehabilitation studio enables us to deliver suitable programmes to you effectively, and it is the perfect environment for rehabilitation following surgery. E.g ACL repair, meniscal surgery, rotator cuff repair. Home based rehabilitation is available to suitable recipients in the Central, East and West suburbs of Auckland.
Advice & Education
Empowering our clients by providing appropriate information, resources and support is essential for optimal rehabilitation outcomes. There will always be someone to discuss your rehabilitation with. If you need to be referred on we have a reliable and trusted network of medical and support personnel to assist us.
Dry Needling - In the treatment of trigger points for persons with myofascial pain syndrome, dry needling is an invasive procedure in which an acupuncture needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the pain cycle. Proper dry needling of a myofascial trigger point will elicit a local twitch response (LTR), which is an involuntary spinal cord reflex in which the muscle fibers in the taut band of muscle contract. The LTR indicates the proper placement of the needle in a trigger point. Research has indicated that dry needling that elicits LTRs improves treatment outcomes. Dry needling is also referred to as "intramuscular stimulation." - Wikipaedia