Nowadays physiotherapy is a highly advanced research-based discipline which combines detailed knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to diagnose and treat a broad range of complaints.
Treatments include joint mobilisation-manipulation, exercise, electrotherapy, health advice and preventative therapy by a qualified physiotherapist.
Manual therapy – uses detailed examination in order to find dysfunctions in the neuromusculoskeletal system. By means of the precise mobilizing techniques it is possible to influence tissues quality improvement (capsules, tendons, muscles and nerves), its elasticity and mobility as well as the healing process, obtaining thus desired effect of the treatment. As a result, the manual therapist is able to prepare very effective treatment program to relieve pain, restore mobility and teach a patient how to avoid problems in the future.
Sensomotoric training (Proprioception) – an inseparable part of the modern physiotherapy. Applied to all joints in post-surgery rehabilitation, conservative treatment and preventative training for athletes to reeducate neuromusculoskeletal system and/or restore its capabilities of self-stabilization. As an incorrect activity and injuries can be the factors impairing the ability to stabilize joints in the correct range of movement, it is essential to incorporate the way of treatment into almost every rehabilitation protocol to help reduce pain, feeling of discomfort and weakness as well as prevent the joints from overuse, the most common result of hypermobility.
Massage – known since ancient times for its relaxing effect on body and mind. Nothing has changed since that time and it is still being used in patients to soothe muscular hypertension and pain. Sometimes it is applied as a treatment itself, but usually, it’s a preparation for more specific procedures like mobilizations, manipulations or sensomotoric training.
Friction massage – studies have shown that deep friction can bring about the local healing process in tissues that were injured. By application of the long-lasting friction, a body releases hormones and creates local inflammation to run a repairing process more effectively.
Functional massage – a combination of pressure on muscles and movement in the joint. It is effective in regaining the joint mobility and muscular relaxation by gentle stretching and allowing the muscle to slide in relation to the surrounding tissues.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) – lymph drainage is used primarily to promote the optimal functioning of the lymphatic vessels that lead to the circulatory system. Lymph drainage techniques facilitate the removal of metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules, and foreign substances from tissue via the initial lymph vessels and the venous capillaries.
Cryotherapy – the application of the local cold decreases inflammation, pain and muscular spasm, therefore it is indicated and effective in acute injuries as well as chronic conditions.
Electrotherapy – uses different sorts of current modulations. Applied in muscles weakness, restoration of strength, pain (e.g. sciatica, back pain etc), after injuries to stimulate muscular and/or nervous tissue healing.
Therapeutic Ultrasound – is a technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to speed healing in injured joint or muscle. This physical stimulation appears to enhance the cell-repair effect of the inflammatory response.
Laser – laser light directs biostimulative light energy to the body’s cells which the cells then convert into chemical energy to promote natural healing and pain relief.