Muscle Energy Technique (MET)

Muscle energy techniques are osteopathic techniques used by physiotherapists to assess and correct asymmetry and dysfunction in the body. This asymmetry and dysfunction may be the response to acute trauma (such as a muscle tear) or may be related to more chronic conditions (such as prolonged poor posture), both of which can cause certain muscles …

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Massage therapy (soft tissue therapy)

Massage therapy, which physiotherapists commonly refer to as soft tissue therapy, is a popular treatment choice in many clinical settings. Massage therapy at a physiotherapy clinic is often called remedial massage therapy, which means that is practised by a qualified health care professional to help in the healing of muscle dysfunction rather than a massage …

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Lumbar stabilisation

One of the most common complaints that bring people to the physiotherapy clinic is low back pain or pain in the lumbar region. In some people, it may be a sudden onset after lifting or bending, or it may be a chronic condition with frequent flare-ups. Lumbar stabilisation involves strengthening your core stabilising muscles to …

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Keeping lower back pain at bay

Most people will suffer from back pain at some stage in their life. Overwork, injury, poor posture or poor physical condition can all lead to back pain. Some people suffer from chronic back pain and have resigned themselves to accepting this as their fate, however with the help of physiotherapy, back pain can be eliminated. …

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Joint mobilisation

Joint mobilisation is a “hands-on” physiotherapy technique commonly used in a clinical setting to improve the range of movement of a joint to lessen stiffness and pain. The technique involves small movements performed by the physiotherapist in an oscillating manner on the joints, Before commencing joint mobilisation, the physiotherapist will determine if it is a …

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Joint manipulation

When a physiotherapist manipulates a joint, it means we take the joint to its end of range and then we perform a quick thrust movement to which takes the joint past its normal range of movement. The reason behind passively manipulating joints is that it is an effective way to “free up” an acute locked …

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