Physiotherapy Manual Therapy
You knew the moment you came down on your step, something in your ankle didn’t feel right. You went for a walk later that evening and it felt sore and uncomfortable.
The next day you visited your WIN physiotherapist. Your physio greeted you with a warm smile and listened patiently as you explained how your injury happened.
Your physio assessed your ankle, discussed what the cause of your discomfort was stemming from and recommended a manual therapy treatment.
During the treatment you felt the tension in your ankle begin to ease up and a reduction the pain.
As your WIN physiotherapist worked, they explained everything, making sure you understood the process.
They showed you exercises I could do at home to speed up my recovery and prevent further injury. You felt empowered, like you was an active participant in your healing journey.
After just a few sessions, you felt a significant improvement in your ankle.
You could walk without pain, and even jog a little. It was like a weight had been lifted. Your proactive treatment of your ankle with your WIN physio was a positive decision for your self care and you couldn’t believe the difference manual therapy made.
What Is Physiotherapy Manual Therapy?
Physiotherapy manual therapy is a non-invasive method of treatment. WIN Physiotherapists use their hands to work on soft tissue, ligaments and joints.
At our Niagara Falls clinic, our WIN Physiotherapists consider themselves manual therapists.
They use their hands to assess and test certain areas of concern related to the musculoskeletal and nervous system.
Based on their assessment and findings, they can then treat areas of concern with specific techniques using their hands.
They can work on areas of restricted muscle, fascia or joint mobility.
Manual therapy can also help scar tissue, calcified or calloused areas.
It can enhance blood flow to the area of concern. Circulation to the muscles and tissue speeds healing time.
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With manual therapy in your physiotherapy plan of care it can help you with improved range of motion as well as reduced muscle tension and pain. It helps your nervous system operate better as muscle, fascia, joint or scar tissue impingements are alleviated. It also can improve your circulation. Healing time increases with manual therapy.
What Is Manual Therapy
Our WIN Physiotherapists are each trained in different methods of manual therapy. There are many well known techniques that our Physiotherapists can offer you during your visit at our Niagara Falls clinic.
These techniques often follow a certain process of treating your muscles, joints and soft tissue.
Our WIN Physiotherapists can use a variety of methods in your plan. For example, stretching or adding tension to your muscle while also moving the area of the body being treated can help reduce restrictions that may have formed.
Another example includes using dull edged instruments to help knead out soft tissue that has restrictions and tension. This helps muscles, joints and tissues feel better and move better.
What Conditions Can Be Helped?
Our physiotherapists use manual therapy to address many different concerns such as:
Musculoskeletal disorders – conditions affecting the muscles, bones, joints, and connective tissues. This includes issues such as back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sports injuries, sprains, and strains.
Pain management – to manage chronic pain conditions if you have fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Post Surgical Rehabilitation – to help recovery and mobility if you’ve had joint replacements, ligament repairs, spinal surgeries, and cardiac surgeries.
Pediatric conditions – for children with orthopedic problems
Will Manual Therapy Help Me?
Manual therapy can help address health concerns related to the muscles, the bones and the joints.
Your manual therapy treatment at WIN Health is always individualized to you! Our physiotherapists are known to be very helpful in alleviating pain and improving mobility. If you are in the Niagara Falls area, have a physiotherapy visit to experience the benefits.
What Does Manual Therapy Do?
Manual therapy can help you improve mobility and flexibility. By getting your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves working and moving better you will experience better range of motion.
You can also experience reduction of pain and pressure in the area of concern.
What Are The Benefits of Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy can address many different concerns, especially when your receive a treatment by a skilled WIN Physiotherapist. Benefits of manual therapy include:
Improved range of motion
Reduced muscle tension
Is Manual Therapy Safe?
Manual therapy by our professionally trained Physiotherapists is safe. It is a well tolerated and is a non-invasive therapy.
Prior to beginning your treatment, your WIN physiotherapist will take a thorough health history wth you, and do a physical examination to determine a suitable treatment plan for your condition.
Along with this, your physiotherapist will always discuss any risks that may be associated with treatment and answer any questions you may have about treatment. They will always make sure that you are comfortable with all aspects of your treatment as this will lead to the best outcomes.
How Often Do I Need Manual Therapy?
The frequency of your manual therapy treatments really does come down to you – your health concern, your individualized plan and your overall state of health.
Having an individualized physiotherapy treatment often helps speed up the rate of recovery, which can help get you feeling better faster!
Your WIN Physiotherapist will alway assess your needs with each visit and will share with you the treatment plan so you understand how often you may need physiotherapy manual therapy sessions.
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Our Physiotherapy Procedures
Our physiotherapists can help you overcome pain, move better and recover from injury. Our physiotherapists at our Niagara Falls clinic start this process by taking an extensive history and asking questions about your health concern.
An assessment through testing position and movement will allow them to understand the specifics of your injury and how it relates to the joints, muscles and nerves involved in your body’s movement.
Through this concise information-gathering process, a special treatment plan and exercise program is recommended for you that caters to your specific needs. This treatment will take place and progress as they continue to see you for your follow-up visits.
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About WIN Health Performance Centre
Life is about thriving, enjoying each day, doing what you love and living life to the fullest. As time passes, if you’re like most, you want to keep moving, feel strong and continue to feel great.
This is how WIN Health Performance Centre – one of Niagara’s largest multidisciplinary health clinics – can help you.
At WIN Health you will find a number of health professionals – Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Massage Therapists – to help you in your health.
With 20 years of service to the Niagara Region, we know how important it is for you to stay healthy to feel great in your life and contribute to a healthier community!
Why WIN Health Performance Centre?
At WIN Health Performance Centre, we believe in helping you discover how you can keep your body moving well and feeling great. The WIN Health providers will take the time to talk with you, assess your specific concern and explain the connections within their body. You will receive a plan that is all your own and ongoing comprehensive care.
Through innovative treatments you will receive the professional care you need to address an ongoing health concern or prevent one from happening.
If you are struggling with a local health concern, or what to be proactive in your health to prevent health concerns, we will guide you to transform your health.