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Tavistock - Okehampton - Launceston

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INJURY TREATMENTS

Treatment of soft tissue injuries such as muscle strains, ligament sprains, inflammations and muscle spasm.

 

My aims are to help you return to fitness and your activity in the fastest and safest possible time and to eliminate the chance of the injury re-occurring.

 

Therefore, sound home advice or a rehabilitation program will be given on how to manage the injury correctly.

ULTRASOUND TREATMENTS

 

Nearly all soft tissue injuries will benefit from the use of ultra high frequency sound waves, which will bring about changes in damaged tissue at a cellular level.

 

As the ultrasound waves pass from the treatment head into the skin they cause the vibration of the surrounding tissues, particularly those that contain collagen. This increased vibration leads to the production of heat within the tissue. In most cases this cannot be felt by the patient themselves. This increase in temperature may cause an increase in the extensibility of structures such as ligaments, tendons, scar tissue and fibrous joint capsules. In addition, heating may also help to reduce pain and muscle spasm and promote the healing process.

 

Ultrasound will help to reduce pain, inflammation, muscle spasms and induce tissue repair.

 

Ultrasound is a highly effective treatment for acute or chronic conditions / injuries involving ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints i.e RSI, Tendonitis, frozen shoulder and built up scar tissue.

STRAPPING AND TAPING

Many kind of injuries may benefit from the application of tape or adhesive bandage by the simple fact they offer protection and support, including psychological support.

Providing that these injuries are minor, the taping techniques used will give adequate protection whilst participating in a particular sport or activity.