Soft Tissue & Pain Management
Soft tissue & pain management is a common issue among an increasing active and elderly population in the UK. Physiquipe have a range of tools and treatment methods that are proven to give the very best clinical outcomes, whilst at the same time reducing strain on the therapist in what can be a very physically demanding job.
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.