Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is the term used for special handling techniques to promote healing of joints and soft tissues. Let’s takes a brief look at some of the techniques in a little more detail.
There are two forms of myofascial release – the direct and the indirect method. The direct method gets to the deep tissue to stretch and elongate the fascia. The indirect method is a gentle stretch that brings blood to the tissues and allows the fascia to ‘unwind’ itself.
Firstly their is an effect on the nervous system to stimulate production of the body’s own natural opioids for pain control.
Second, demonstrated improvements in muscle function occur.
Thirdly, there are improvements in range of movement.
Hence jont mobilisation is indicated with restriction of joint (or muscle motion) or pain. It can also assist in the reabsorbing of scar tissue, promote muscle healing and joint mobility.
Take care when considering manipulative therapy, as nowadays it is being offered by non-professionals and persons who are not properly trained. Contact your Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in Hampton on 9533 5305 to discuss any concerns you may have.