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Physical Therapy Techniques

Our approach to care is holistic and integrative, utilising techniques from Myotherapy, Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, and Remedial Massage to provide long-lasting results.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release works specifically on myofascial tissues to relieve the tightness, muscle restriction and pain, allowing for normal movement and function.


Muscle Energy Technique

MET involves the patient activating certain muscles or muscle groups against resistance provided by the therapist to help improve blood and oxygen circulation, decrease pain and improve function of muscles and joints.


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a specialised technique that manipulates and realigns deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.


Joint Mobilisation

Joint mobilisation techniques help to regain a normal range of pain-free joint motion, using a gentle and pain-free method.


Trigger Point Release

Trigger point release is a technique used to release painful spots of tension in muscles and myofascial which often restrict movement, function, refer pain or cause local tenderness.  


Dry Needling

Dry needling uses a thin monofilament needle to penetrate the skin and treat underlying trigger points.  The technique can decrease banding or tightness and reduce local and referred pain.


Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle form of massage that relieves swelling by gently manipulating specific areas of the body to help lymphatic fluid move from congested areas and allow it to drain.


Nerve Flossing

Also known as neural gliding, uses gentle movements to mobilise nerves allowing them to glide more freely against surrounding tissues.  This helps relieve painful symptoms caused by irritated or compressed nerves in conditions such as sciatica.



Rigid or elastic strapping tape are used when support and stability are required and to restrict joint movement.  Kinesiology tape is used to assist with healing of injured soft tissues, increase muscle activation, reduce muscle fatigue, reduce swelling to enhance healing.


Heat and Ice

Used appropriately, heat therapy can improve circulation and blood flow to soft tissues and helps to relax muscles, ease joint stiffness, reduce pain and assist the healing process for damaged tissue.  Careful use of ice treatment can help manage acute injuries such as sprains by reducing swelling and tissue damage, as well as relieving pain.


Exercise and Stretching

A prescribed combination of exercises and stretching together with physical therapy can help optimise recovery from injury, prevent injury, better prepare for orthopaedic surgery and subsequent recovery and return to function.

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