Electrotherapy is used by to provide pain relief and promote tissue healing. The more common forms of electrotherapy we use at Mirfield Pro Therapy include ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and interferential therapy.
Taping and strapping techniques are commonly used by physiotherapists to treat joint instability, muscle imbalance and control oedema. Taping and strapping can also be applied during sport for the prevention and protection against sporting injuries.
Sports specific rehab
Sports specific rehabilitation is designed to develop an individuals physical conditioning to a particular sport. Following injury a thorough strengthening, flexibility and stamina training is undertaken to improve sport specific performance and prevent injury recurrence .
A spine joint mobilisation technique is a passive movement applied to the spine. Performed at selected forces (grades I-IV) a therapeutic effect of increased motion and a reduction to the level of pain is achieved. Manipulation is synonymous with a grade V mobilisation known as a high velocity low amplitude (HVLA).
An individualised exercise programme will significantly maximise recovery and their functional potiential. Our physiotherapists introduce and progress these into a treatment plan as appropriate and will compliment other chosen treatment modalities. Exercises may include flexibility and strengthening programmes.
Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle using various techniques. Other tissues targeted include tendons, ligaments, fascia and other connective tissue as well as the lymphatic system to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation.