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A professional Physiotherapist is on a lifelong journey to understand the body and how it copes (or doesn’t) with injury. Abnormal movement patterns and muscle contractions are easily retained by the body after injury. Severe or persistent pain triggers changes in the nervous system that increase pain sensitivity.
Pain in joints or muscle causes muscle to weaken and fatigue more easily. Stiffness in joints, muscle and connective tissue becomes more permanent over time.
Joint, muscle and connective tissue manipulation can effectively reduce pain and stiffness in tissues. Remedial massage reduces muscle tension and joint stifness. Dry needling and western acupuncture can effectively reduce tissue pain and reduce abnormal nervous activity. The nervous system can be gently manipulated.
Taping or orthopaedic supports may be used to allow the injured part to move more comfortably or safely. Exercise programs to either stretch restricted tissue or strengthen weak muscles are prescribed to improve the balance of forces through the body. Exercise as therapy is used specifically to assist the recovery or to help you handle your lifestyle better.