Treatments and therapies available:
At Balance-Rite Osteopathy we use traditional osteopathic practices to treat you. With these techniques we can effect the deeper structures of your body. Unlike massage which relaxes only the muscles that are accessible with the fingers, traditional osteopathic techniques are able to work on the deeper structures of the body; for example the joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves of the spine, that cannot be accessed by massage. The aim of treatment is to restore a better alignment of your musculoskeletal structures and therefore improve the way in which they function; thus providing you with pain free joint and muscle movement and able to enjoy increased mobility and a better quality of life.
In some acute patients where movement is just too painful, medical acupucture has provided them with some pain relief until such times that osteopathy can be applied. Some patients also find this beneficial in particular areas of the body as a supporting treatment to osteopathy.
Sports Massage Therapy
Many patients who exercise regularly or may use particular muscles repetitively causing them to become shortened, find benefits from regular massage or sports massage therapy. These therapies relax the muscles and provide both the benefit of prevention of injury and post injury repair. Sports massage therapy tends to be a little firmer into more developed muscles.
Kinesio Taping Therapy
Kinesio taping can be used in addition to osteopathy by providing stabilization and support to a particular area. Unlike traditional taping methods, the tape used provides support without affecting the circulation of blood and range of motion within that area; both of which are very important for repair and rehabilitation of your muscles, joints and surrounding joint structures.
Electrotherapy (Ultrasound / Interferential Therapy)
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves applied to the tissues to speed up the rate of healing by promoting the inflammatory response, this is your body’s natural method of healing injured tissues.
Interferential therapy is used to reduce the perception of pain by interfering with the electrical messages received by your brain, thus providing you with pain relief.
All of the therapies listed are painless and involve non-invasive procedures.