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FAQ

1.What is physiotherapy and what can physical therapy do for your back & neck pain?

Physiotherapy is the science of blending physiology with exercises and applying these principles to the body when an injury is sustained. Physiotherapy for back and neck conditions focuses on the structures that support the spine and its joints including muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Many people have neck and back pain, but it is not always isolated to those regions. The pain can also travel into arms or head/eyes as well as radiate into the gluts, groin, hip and legs/feet. Each episode of back stiffness and pain can become progressively worse and last longer and travel farther from its origin. If you don't stop the cycle and figure out the cause of each episode, accumulation of damage to structures lead to eventual failure of the spinal structures. At this stage, physical therapy alone will not be effective. You will need more extensive intervention with spine doctors, pain management, or possibly a surgeon. If the symptoms were addressed early, 95% of herniated disc patients would not require surgery.

2.What is Women's Health Physiotherapy?

Women’s Health Physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor. From incontinence to prolapsed, pelvic pain or constipation, there is growing evidence that physiotherapy can alleviate, and in many cases cure these symptoms. Most women don’t know that help is available and it can be an embarrassing topic so I hope that these pages are helpful in answering some of the questions you may have about your body and whether Women’s Health Physiotherapy can help you.

3.How can massage help your health and well being?

Generally, people use massage for either general relaxation or well being, or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion. Research suggests massage therapy may contribute to both goals. Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include: Physical relaxation, Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination, Relief for tight muscles and other aches and pains, Release of nerve compression, Greater flexibility and range of motion, Enhanced energy and vitality and Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears.

4.What specific conditions can massage therapy help?

Massage therapy may help the body in many ways. Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and improved function.
Massage therapy may also improve circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema. Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.

5.What's shockwave therapy? How does it work?

Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine. The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. In modern pain therapy, shockwave energy is conducted from the point of origin to the painful body regions, where it applies its healing capacities. Many medical white papers explain the benefits of Shockwave therapy. A recent paper explains the neural processes involved in pain memory. According to the new theory shock waves selectively delete "pathologic reflex patterns" and enable re-learning of "hale reflex pattern", being the basis of permanent healing.

6.What does a Kinesiology do and how does Kinesiology work?

Kinesiology uses gentle muscle-monitoring techniques to access the subconscious mind and gain accurate information about your current issues and what is needed to help your body, mind and spirit to restore balance. Kinesiology works through directly accessing the muscular feedback from your body. The beauty of Kinesiology is that we can bypass the stories, agendas and erroneous beliefs of the mind to determine what techniques will help bring your body back into balance.
Many people turn to Kinesiology when they feel limited by simply talking about their problems. While talking is therapeutic, Kinesiology taps into the body to find, heal or shift the root cause of the imbalance. Since emotions are held in the body, Kinesiology is a powerful modality to experience for you. Kinesiologists treat a range of disorders including stress, muscular disorders, nervous disorders, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, emotional problems and learning and behavioral difficulties.