Whether it's a recent sporting injury, or a long-term issue that you've had for years, we will listen and work with you to find the best evidence, best practice solution.
Common conditions treated at Health Skills Physiotherapy:
- • Repetitive strain injuries
- • Soft tissue sprains/strains
- • Sports injuries
- • Spinal conditions and nerve impingements
- • Back and neck pain (including degenerative disc disease)
- • Hip and knee pain (including pre and post-operative care)
- • Foot and ankle pain
- • Shoulder pain and stiffness
- • Elbow and wrist pain
- • TMJ and facial pain
- • Fibromyalgia
- • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries
We believe that excellent Physiotherapy begins with a comprehensive physical evaluation to determine the mechanisms responsible for your pain. Based on your evaluation, we may use some of the following treatments for your pain:
Specific gentle movements of nerves to effectively relieve pain and restore functional movement by stimulating the blood supply to the nerve, improve nerve function, decrease nerve sensitivity, and prevent scarring and adhesions.
Hands-on treatment techniques including joint & soft-tissue mobilizations to improve mobility, reduce nerve sensitivity, and to promote normal healthy movement.
Pain Neurophysiology Education
Specific education about the role of the nervous system sensitivity and brain changes in maintaining pain which has been shown to decrease pain and improve movement performance.
The insertion of fine therapeutic needles to stimulate the peripheral and central nervous systems and induce biochemical changes in the body, such as the release of pain relieving endorphins.
The insertion of a small, thin needle into trigger points (commonly known as knots) stimulating an effective healing response in the affected muscle tissue.
A specialized method of therapeutic and rehabilitative taping which is designed to reduce pain, enhance performance, re-educate the neuromuscular system, prevent injury, and promote lymphatic flow.
A form of medical treatment, which uses small electrical impulses to decrease pain, repair tissue, and to rehabilitate muscles following injury or surgery.
Motor Control/Muscle Imbalance Correction
Individualized functional exercise to normalize movement impairments and improve efficiency and control of movement.