Reduced movement of the joint is called joint lesion or subluxation. These are active factors causing functional and organic dysfunctions often caused by contracted or weak muscle.
Those can affect tendons, ligaments and other connective tissues,
resulting in irritation which then leads to inflammation. When
inflammation occurs, joint feels stiff and area around it quite tight.
Orthopaedic manipulation is a type of manual therapy, which
restores correct anatomical alignment of the joints. It involves
applying pressure through the joint alongside with advanced
joint movement, which usually give sensation of a ‘click’. This
is a great way to relieve pain, reduce stiffness and improve
posture. Joint manipulation facilitates an increased range of
movement, function and body efficiency for everyday life.
Remedial therapy is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. This therapy uses active, passive and resisted (APR) assessment to explore range of movement issues (ROM), specific area/joint issues and to discover its causes. This assessment can distinguish between muscle tightness, joint motion limitation or strength imbalances.
Remedial therapy uses a range of advanced techniques
to treat conditions such as :
Accidental injuries (strains, sprains)
Golfer’s or tennis elbow
Particular muscle pain
Upper and lower back pain
Restrictions of ROM
Post-traumatic soft tissue injuries
Sports massage was originally developed to promote complete performance of athletes; maintenance massage, pre-post event massage and rehabilitation. Sports massage is based on various elements of Swedish massage and incorporates components of other techniques such as stretching, strengthening, eccentric contraction, kinesiology taping or exercise.
Its benefits are not limited to sports people, anyone can benefit from sports massage. That also includes people with physically demanding jobs (joiners, painters, plumbers, shop workers, waiters) whose occupations may not seem utterly occupational as emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
Combination of techniques, therapist knowledge and professional advice can help the individual to maintain or improve range of movement and muscle flexibility.
Relaxation / Swedish Massage is characterised by long flowing strokes.
Strokes are directed towards heart promoting the cardiovascular system
as well as the lymphatic system, which is responsible for the removal
of waste products from muscles and tissues. There are five main stroke
recognized as effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction