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Musculo-Skeletal Issues

Absolute-fitness Remedial/Soft Tissue Injury Management:
The standard dictionary definition of the word remedial may offer such phrases as "providing a remedy"; "to relieve or cure"; "to correct or put right" therefore remedial treatment is a form of therapy which will relieve, improve or cure a selection of problems. This type of treatment focuses on a problematic area's of the skeleto-muscular system and aims to improve the functional movement and balance of the inflicted area so if you are experiencing neck, upper or lower back problems, hip, knee, shoulder or elbow pain we may be able to help. We dont just concentrate on the area which is showing pain, we take an holistic approach, it is totally pointless treating the area of pain alone, if we do not iron out the route source. The problem will just return in a few hours, days or weeks, our intention is to remove the source, so it does not come back. However, the source can be caused by our lifestyle, this is not so easy to remove, therefore we will instruct on remedial action for you to do at home, to help combat any re-occurance.

Do you suffer with one of the following

Sciatica/Lumbago,
General Back & Neck Pain,
Neuropraxia or Thoracic Outlet syndrome,
Lower or Upper cross syndrome,
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction,
Piriformis or Ilio-tibial Band Syndrome,
Snapping Hip or Impingement Syndrome,
Chondromalacia Patella/Painful patella Syndrome,
Hip or Knee bursitis,
Osgood-Schlatter's disease,
Muscle Strains/Ligament Sprains,
Plantar Fasciitis, Golfers/Tennis elbow,
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

We can help sort it

What are the types of techniques used withing absolute-fitness treatments?

Deep Percussion/Vibration Techniques : Deep percussion usually involves the therapist using mechanical tools to target superficial and deep muscle structures of your body. This is proven to help the client with the tight and painful areas of their bodies. Deep percussion can help to relax muscle and connective tissue, increase blood flow and lymphatic circulation. This type of technique is a specific area of therapy that has been developed to help improve sports performance, and is now an accepted and integral part of the considered scientific approach to sports training and injury management.

Trigger point techniques : This technique works on the same principle as acupuncture. Pressure is applied to "trigger points" (tender areas where the muscles have been damaged) to alleviate muscle spasms and pain and allowing the muscle to relax.

Soft Tissue Release : This technique works by allowing knotted muscle that have become less plyable to be lengthened out and thus releasing itself through active contractions and assisted STR.

Muscle Energy Techniques : MET's is a form of osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in which the clients muscles are activated on request, from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction and against a distinctly executed counterforce to return a shortened muscle to it's original or lengthened position.

Myofascial Release : Myo means "muscle", and fascia means "band", so this technique targets the fascia which surrounds the muscle and can often be neglected during other treatments. The fascia is a band of connective tissue which connects all the inner aspects of the body. Myofascia Release is a treatment and rehabilitation tool as it allows the collegen and elastin fibres to re-arrange themselves into a more conducive resting length

Kneading Friction/Transverse Friction : One of the primary purposes of friction technique is to break down facial adhesions and scar tissue that has become stuck together. Friction techniques encourage the seperation and stretching of the tissue. It will help to realign and build strong and mobile tissue, it helps to bring dysfunctioal tissue back to normal.

Points to note : There is the possibility that these techniques can cause the client some discomfort either during or after the treatment, but this is advised as being entirely normal. In fact, just like going to the gym, the slight feelings of discomfort can actually be embraced as a sign of healing and can make the client feel empowered and stronger within themselves overall

Before you go :

Please be aware, that you will be required to undress to underwear which will be done in private. You may also be observed for assessment purposes to identify the causes with muscle imbalance or injuries. Whilst being treated, you will be covered over with towels if needed. If the thought of removing all your clothes except underwear makes you uncomfortable, you will need to bring loose, comfortable clothing, but this can have an impact of identifying the problem.

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