Now that government burseries have been disbanded, it is essential for students to be exposed to the latest technologies so that they are comfortable in using or at least understanding these when they graduate. Our aim to select the best technologies that physiotherapists will encounter once they graduate be it in the NHS, private practice or elite sport.
Access to such equipment also offers the potential to:
• Increased opportunities for research projects
• Improved skill sets for graduates
• Increase income generation
Physiquipe work closely with higher education centres in relation to the educational events we run through our academy. We also offer placements in our rehabilitation clinic. For more information on this please contact us.
Physical performance has always been assessed by quantity: higher, faster, further. Now, we need qualitative parameters to assess movement coordination, symmetry and efficiency. Biomechanics can play a crucial role in both injury prevention, rehabilitation as well as performance enhancement. It is important for people of all ages and skill levels to understand the importance of education to develop proper mechanics.
Noraxon have been producing research grade biomechanical analysis systems for over 25 years. The system allows you to work with surface EMG, Video Analysis, 3D Motion and Pressure analysis in one complete lab or in modular. The new portable lab allows you to conduct your analysis in the field but still with research grade data.
Soft Tissue Management
Soft tissue injuries including repetitive strain injuries are common. We have developed tools and treatment methods to give the best outcomes whilst reducing strain on the therapist. The choice of a specific soft tissue management strategy is directed by each patients symptoms including sensitivity to pain threshold, functional ability, and urgency to return to the stage. These techniques, used individually or systematically, with traditional methods help to manage soft tissue injuries, reduce pain, minimise time loss from work/performance, and to prevent further tissue damage. These techniques integrate seamlessly with common practices of movement based therapeutic exercise programs, kinesiology taping, and/or aquatic therapy programs.
Focused shockwave is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. Focused shockwave describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered by focused shockwave can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process.
HawkGrips are Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation tools. IASTM is an increasingly popular treatment method used by clinicians around the world. The tools are used to increase range of motion, treat acute and chronic conditions, reduce need for medication and surgery and decreased pain.
Targeted Negative Pressure Massage
LymphaTouch is a negative pressure device which allows vertical and horizontal stretching of the fascial (connective tissue) structures, expanding the space for circulation of blood and lymph. The results of LymphaTouch therapy are immediately measurable as reduced swelling, reduced pain and improved range of motion.
Objective physical assessment and rehabilitation
Outcome measures are an important way to accurately assess and rehabilitate the patient to their individual peak physical condition. They also give clear objective data to aid rehabilitation, whilst being a great tool to demonstrate the outcomes following surgery. Our systems our used within healthcare systems to: record and track progress for more accurate dosing and treatment; enhance a closer working relationship with surgeons; build links with other third parties such as case management companies and sports teams.
AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill has revolutionised medical rehabilitation equipment with its unique differential air pressure technology that provides accurate, sage and comfortable partial weight-bearing therapy while promoting normal gait patterns. The AlterG provides Physiotherapists with an accurate tool to track patient progress, keeping them engaged during rehabilitation as well as being able to easily observe and analyse their patients range of movement.
The BTE PrimusRS is cutting edge technology which allows you to recreate joint specific movements and real life everyday movements giving precise outcome measures. This can help with: Objective rehabilitation, pre season baseline testing and athlete medicals. The BTE PrimusRS is used by elite athletic trainers and strength coaches for objective, data-driven testing and training of athletes.
BTE MCU Unit
The MCU Unit is the most effective and complete system for the assessment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from neck pain, whiplash associated disorders (WAD), and general cervical spine disorders. It will enhance your hospital by helping you safely and efficiently satisfy the needs of patients, clinicians, and insurers.
The BTE Eccentron – ‘Gain the Eccentric Resistance Advantage. Negative Resistance for Better Outcomes’. Eccentric muscle work occurs everyday when a muscle lengthens under force: as when lowering a weight, descending stairs, or walking down a hill. Eccentric work provides unique responses and benefits compared to concentric exercise