To optimise physical performance it is important to identify faulty movement patterns to prevent compensation and overloading to muscles and joints that could result in injury.
Treatments themselves may include remedial massage and techniques like Trigger Point release, active or passive and dynamic stretches, myofascial release techniques and/or suction cupping, active or passive mobilisation of joints, positional release, sports or kinesio taping, muscle energy techniques, scar tissue release and reassessment to maintain focus on the goals set initially.
Functional, active, passive and resisted tests are used to identify stresses, which our bodies are subjected to from general or repetitve movements and activities. A movement and postural assessment takes up to 30 minutes, allowing the therapist to determine a structured, personalised treatment plan. Treatment is then undertaken for the remainder of the 60 minute session, at which time some education will occur about what what muscles or systems may be involved with what was seen and felt from the assessment. A report is then sent to you describing what was found during the assessment and treatment, visual representation of the muscles affected and home care stategies to combat what may be dysfunctional, inactive, overactive or weakened – this is emailed to you approximately five days after your appointment.