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Kinesiology Tapping

The Kinesiology taping method, is a rehabilitative technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process, while providing support and stability to muscles and joints. It also provides extended soft tissue manipulation, to prolong the benefits of manual therapy.

Kinesiology tape is almost identical to human skin, in both thickness and elasticity. It is a thin stretchy elastic cotton strip, with an acrylic adhesive. This allows it to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of your movements.

When the tape is applied it forms convolutions and wrinkles this decompresses the tissue immediately below the skin, this in turn helps improve blood and lymphatic flow in the taped area. Increasing the slide and glide between tissue layers. Improving body awareness and the perception of pain.

Kinesiology tape can benefit a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries plus inflammatory conditions. and a variety of physical disorders.

  • Runners knee
  • Back pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Bruising or hematomas
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hypertonia (low muscle tone)
  • Poor posture
  • Joint instability
  • Tendonitis
  • Post fracture support
  • Shin splints
  • Systemic conditions

Myofascial Cupping

Is a soft tissue therapy that encourages the bodies natural healing process. Suction from the cups draws the skin and underlying tissues up and mobilises blood and energy around the body, loosening muscles, encouraging blood flow and sedating the nervous system. The treatment will be combined with massage.

Cupping is used to relieve
  • Back & Neck pain
  • Stiff muscles
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Rheumatism
  • Flushing built up toxins through the lymphatic system

Not suitable for pregnant women or people who bleed easily.

Cupping procedures may leave light to dark red marks on the skin, these will disappear in 5 to 10 days.

Only available at the Clinic.

Ultrasound therapy

Therapeutic ultrasound is often used for treating chronic pain and promoting tissue healing. It may be recommended if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Carpal tunnel
  • Shoulder pain, including frozen shoulder
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Joint tightness

Physical therapists use therapeutic ultrasound in two different ways:

Deep Heating
The therapist might use therapeutic ultrasound to provide deep heating to soft tissue to increase blood circulation to those tissues. This could, theoretically, promote healing and decrease pain.

The therapist might also use this treatment with the goal of improving the flexibility of muscles to restore a full range of motion.

The therapist might use ultrasound energy to cause rapid contraction and expansion of microscopic gas bubbles (cavitation) around injured tissue. This, theoretically, speeds healing.

What to expect

  • The therapist will apply conductive gel to the body part in focus.
  • They will slowly move the transducer head back and forth on the skin of the body part in focus.
  • Depending on your specific condition, your Therapist may adjust the depth of penetration of the waves.

Commonly the treatment lasts 5 to 10 minutes, and it’s typically not performed more than once per day. Only available at the clinic.