What is women’s health rehabilitation?
This is the area of specialization in physiotherapy that deals with the unique problems experienced by women. This includes incontinence treatment and pelvic floor strengthening. It also treats conditions and problems experienced during pregnancy and post birth such as back pain, swollen legs, mastitis and safe exercise.
Orthopedic Manual Therapy is the hands-on approach that we focus on and include in almost all our sessions . It includes various techniques to decrease muscle spasm, increase muscle strength and length, and increase joint mobili-ty. Treatment combines soft tissue massage, joint mobilization and manipula-tion. Our therapists are trained in various treatment approaches of Orthopedic Manual Therapy of which the most commonly used with patients being:
The choice of which treatment method to use will depend on the condition and your therapist is well trained in determining which is the most appropriate for the patient.à Dry Needling
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph that carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the lymphatic system. It uses a specific amount of pressure and circular movements to stimulate the lymph flow.
After the massage your specialist may bandage the area. They use a special bandaging technique called multi layered lymphedema bandaging. You may also wear compression garments.
There are different types of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) including Vodder, Földi, Leduc and Casley-Smith. You should only be having MLD from someone who has been trained in one of these types.
Our therapists are doing Vodder and Földi MLD.
Dry needling involves pain relief by the de-activation of the trigger points of the muscles. Thus, it eliminates the nociceptive focus of the muscle. It also promotes collagen and protein formulation of the local muscles.
Dry Needling is the insertion of sterile single use Acupuncture needles directly into myofascial (muscular) trigger points. Trigger points are tight, tender knots within the muscle which cause and contribute to pain within the body.
Although Dry Needling uses the same needles as Acupuncture, it is not the same technique. Dry Needling is strictly based upon Western medicine princi-ples of treating myofascial trigger points, which are different to traditional Ac-upuncture points.
Extracorpeal Shockwave Therapy
Hight intensity Laser therapy