Treatment – what to expect
Your first treatment should always last an hour in duration and provide adequate amount of time to conduct a thorough assessment of your condition. It will involve a detailed patient history and thorough assessment.
A detailed subjective assessment will incorporate:
- Postural assessment
- Gait assessment
- Joint tests
- Muscle functioning & other special tests
This will allow an appropriate treatment plan for your condition, with the focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Treatments may involve some or all of the below:
- Myofascial tecnhniques – soft tissue manipulation working with restrictions on connective fascial tissues. This may also involve movement based techniques based on Anatomy Trains® concept to ensure efficiency of movement
- Deep tissue massage – a deeper form of concentrated massage therapy to aid chronic aches & pains
- Trigger point therapy – neuro-musculoskeletal therapy applied to taut bands of tissue to reduce pain, release endorphins & relax tissues
- Soft tissue release – combines movement and soft tissue manipulation to help inhibited muscles or restricted joints
- Muscle energy techniques – uses a client’s own muscle energy to bring about a change in a muscle’s natural resting length
- Kinesiology taping – used to help assist in the recovery of an injury
- Exercise advice – a combination of stretching & strengthening to treat areas of tighness or aid stability
What should I wear?
During the assessments/treatment it may be approrpaite to wear shorts and a sports top for women to allow you to feel more comfortable. Towels are used to aid your privacy.
To ensure the appropraite treatment, Amanda will advise typically how many sessions will be required to treat your condition. Maintenance treatments are also recommended to help maintain tissue balance.