Needle insertion triggers a local twitch response which is an involuntary reflex in the muscle fibres which have become contracted and taut.
Dry Needling is becoming a more common treatment option for a wide variety of conditions.
You may have recently been referred by your GP, specialist, or physiotherapist to have some kind of scan done to investigate a potential joint or injury.
As physiotherapists, we employ hydrotherapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, arthritis and returning to walking/exercise after trauma.
Hydrotherapy is a word most of us have heard but a lot of us probably don’t have a clear idea exactly what it is.Essentially the word means ‘water as treatment/therapy’, thus it can mean lots of different things.
Physio is very important, after shoulder surgery - it will affect how quickly you get back to your work, sport and the things you love.
Recently we’ve experienced significantly hot temperatures and every year is getting hotter.
This makes it hard to train, particularly as winter sports commence pre-season fitness work, let alone the summer sports which are competing in the sweltering conditions.
The temptation might be to stay inside, relax or maybe go for a swim.
But what if I told you that training in the heat (when done sensibly) may be the best thing you could do?
Most runners, sprinters and kicking sport athletes have had a hamstring issue or two.
Some near the butt, some in the muscle, others near the knee, however one thing remains consistent - the pain and frustration for the sports person trying to return to their chosen athletic pursuit, it’s a pain!
Hamstring exercise is one the best leg exercises you can do at home or at work without the need for a gym equipment. Believe me, a chair will do.
Most people complain how tired their hands and arms are after working all day.
You might be stuck in a desk doing heaps of keyboard and mouse work (we feel you!) but did you know you can easily release your forearms from stress and tension?