Not to be confused with manipulations, joint mobilisations are small back and forth movements or oscillations designed to restore joint movement. Many joint movements are small and muscle tension and neurological issues can constrict small joint movement. Joint mobilisations go in grades according to the level of thrust used. Mobilisations are beneficial when there is joint restriction due to tension and pain, such as in lumbar restriction, wrist and hand tension, hip rotation, thoracic and neck tension.
Myofascial Dry Needling involves insertion of fine filament needles into specific points in the muscles known as trigger points, to produce a healing and analgesic (pain-modifying) outcome. A trigger point is a hyper irritable spot in a skeletal muscle. The spot is painful on compression and can give rise to characteristic referred pain, referred tenderness and reduced range of movement. Myofascial trigger points are commonly seen in both acute and chronic pain conditions like tension headaches, back pain, neck and shoulder pain. Dry needling is a highly effective and painless technique for the treatment of muscular pain and muscle spasms.
Myofascial Cupping is the application of suction cups to release muscular tension and assist in facial release. Air is sucked out from the plastic cups to create a vacuum which stretches the muscular tissue. It is used to treat musculoskeletal conditions using a range of advanced cupping techniques.
Rehabilitative and Corrective Exercises are an imperative part of any myotherapy treatment. It enables the clients to take responsibility for their own health. It acts to permanently change dysfunctional movement patterns, and is a vital injury prevention mechanism. Exercises include stretching, improving movement patterns, motor control retraining as well as nutrition, injury prevention and lifestyle education.