If your condition involves the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments, Step Forward Physiotherapy has a specialist with the expertise to treat it.
Contemporary medical acupuncture is used to therapeutically treat pain and abnormal activity in the body's nervous system. Very fine, solid needles are carefully inserted in the appropriate location by a highly trained and skilled physiotherapist. Acupuncture can help treat muscular pain, joint pain, chronic pain, myofascial headaches, and sports related injuries. Acupuncture needles can also be used to provide gentle electrotherapy treatments to promote improve muscle contraction and decrease pain.
Manual therapy is a hands-on approach used by physiotherapists to treat acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries. This involves moving of muscles and joints to help improve function throughout the entire body. A physiotherapist will massage fascia and muscles, provide mobilizations and glides to joints to relieve pain and promote healing. Manual therapy helps the body to heal in the correct way.
Therapeutic taping can help to support joints and facilitate the correct action. There are several different types of tape that can be used for various types of injuries. Often athletes rely on taping to help decrease pain, risk of injury, and to help improve performance. Different types of tapes are used in different application styles to produce the best results. For example: Kinesiotape is not created to support joints, its best used to facilitate muscle contraction and lymphatic return! Whereas a zinc oxide tape can be used to prevent injury in an ankle by creating additional support. Step Forward Physiotherapy can use therapeutic taping to help you achieve your performance and recovery goals!
Physiotherapists provide detailed assessments, identify the root causes of your injuries, and provide you with a diagnosis. At Step Forward Physiotherapy we strongly believe in educating our client to ensure you are able to actively participate in treatments. Physiotherapy treatments can consist of manual therapy, modalities (such as ultrasound and IFC), education, therapeutic taping, acupuncture, and exercise therapy. These treatments help your body to reduce pain and allows your body to return to function.