Physiotherapy, at it's most basic, is the restoration of movement. There are many different techniques used to achieve this end goal. Momentum Physiotherapy's treatment philosophy and approach is strongly biased towards the body as a system of interrelated parts, rather than individually functioning pieces independent of each other. This approach has proved to be successful in helping long-standing or recurrent injuries, especially those of athletes who suffer the same injuries year after year.
Below you will find a brief description of the techniques used in our treatments. Remember, there are no recipe programs at Momentum Physiotherapy - nobody else has your injury, with your body and your daily life demands. As your pain changes, your treatment program will change to reflect the new state of your body, and what is most important to focus on at the time.
Manual and Manipulative Therapy
Manual therapy is the use of the hands to perform tests on the affected areas of the body in order to determine where problems lie, whether it is a problem of being too stiff and tight, or too loose and poorly controlled.
Here at Momentum Physiotherapy, your physiotherapist will go through these tests, and explain their significance to your problem. These assessment findings are integrated into the treatment program, where the areas responsible for your pain will be mobilized or manipulated as required.
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) treatment utilizes very thin acupuncture needles to penetrate deep within muscle tissue, specifically targeting injured muscles that have contracted and become shortened from distress. The stimulation of the muscle by the needle encourages relaxation of the muscle spasm, and creates a permanent change in the sensitivity of the muscle.
This means your symptoms don't just return two or three days after treatment, requiring you to return again and again in order to get relief. This technique has become an invaluable tool in Jordan's approach to persistent conditions, especially in endurance and power sport athletes.
Kinesiology is the foundation of exercise-based treatment. At Momentum Physiotherapy, strength, flexibility and endurance exercises are demonstrated and assigned as part of your treatment plan. Some exercises will be completed in the clinic, and some will be designed to allow you to perform them throughout your workday, to maximize effectiveness.
Neurodynamics is a physiotherapy treatment technique that is based on the concept of the neural system (your spinal cord, nerve roots and peripheral nerves) requiring the ability to slide and glide through the tunnels in the body uninhibited.
In cases where peripheral nerves or nerve roots become adhered or stuck and unable to move, they will generate pain signals and cause muscle spasm or tightness. In cases such as this, we may mobilize a stiff joint, then use a neurodynamic technique to improve the mobility of the nerve system.
A concussion is a brain injury that can affect how your brain works. Concussions may happen because of a hit to the head, face, neck or somewhere else on the body. When this hit takes place, the brain moves back and forth inside the skull. If it moves hard enough, the brain can become injured. This can make your brain and body work and feel different.
Common symptoms include headache, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, and concentration or memory difficulty. A physiotherapist trained in concussion management is able to evaluate and treat many of the symptoms and problems related to concussions.
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