Physiotherapy treatment and therapy options at Perfect Balance
Are you curious about all the tools, treatment and therapy used by our physiotherapists. Here is a summary of all that can help get you back doing what you love.
Manual therapy comes in an array of forms. We predominantly use manual therapy to release; tissue, joint stiffness and relieve pain. Manual therapy may form part of your treatment session however, the best results come from combining manual therapy with self treatment strategies.
Acupuncture is a complementary practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions. The treatment is performed by one of our physiotherapists.
Trigger point release
Trigger points are tight areas of muscle tissue that reproduce pain either without external stimuli or when pressure is applied. Release of triggerpoints is performed by a physiotherapist using either their hands or a treatment tool.
Rehabilitation pilates is taught by one of our physiothearpists, and uses targetted pilates based strengthening exercises to build strength and endurance of the smaller stabilising muscles. This can be used post pregnancy to get back to exercise safely, return to sport following an operation or injury.
Deep tissue release aids muscle recovery, increases muscle length, decreases muscular tension and can be used as part of injury prevention or injury rehabilitation.
Tissue mobilisation aids muscle recovery, increases muscle length, decreases muscular tension and can be used as part of injury prevention or injury rehabilitation. Tissue mobilisation can be performed by the therapist using their hands, a graston tool, an IASTM tool or trigger point ball.
Taping provides support, can give proprioceptive feedback for support or injury prevention and can provide pain relief. There are a multitude of taping techniques including; Kinesiology taping, McConnel Taping, Strapping for sports matches and postural taping.
Targetting stretching can increase muscle length, aid muscle strengthening and provide pain relief when there is muscular tension.