NMT Physical Therapy specialists work with people with chronic pain, sports injuries or work related injuries and can significantly reduce or completely resolve your pain issues by deactivating myofascial trigger points (also known as ah-shi points in acupuncture), correcting muscular-skeletal imbalances and postural dysfunction and restoring normal movement and muscle activation patterns.
Physical Therapy can be very beneficial for relieving pain due to the changes in pelvic position which causes undue stress and strain in the lumbar region causing back pain and can even be the cause of pain in other limbs such as knee pain or elbow pain. Our sedentary life style can also lead to poor posture resulting in upper back pain, shoulder and neck pain and headaches. Rotator cuff issues, elbow pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are all conditions that respond well to physical therapy.
Physical Therapy is a holistic and patient-centred therapy. A physical therapist focuses on the hands-on treatment of the body’s joints and soft tissues – muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. I use a variety of advanced manual techniques to diagnose, prevent, treat and help you to manage your condition. Techniques include movement, myofascial techniques, joints mobilisations, massage, exercises and nutritional advice. Physical Therapy is proven to be safe, non-invasive and treatments do not involve medication. It is a primary care healthcare profession and is established on sound health science principles.
Pain and other symptoms of injury are usually as a result of repeated minor injuries, poor posture or stress on particular muscles due to seating or standing positions at work, at home or during activities. Certain muscles can become shorten and tighten (hypertonic) creating muscle imbalances. This often has a knock on effect on other surrounding muscles. As a result other muscles are required to do extra work that they were not original designed or intended to do. This quite often results in an interference with the range of movement and causing muscle and joint stiffness and pain of varying degrees. Physical Therapy works to restore correct muscle balance and a re-establishment of correct muscle activation patterns resulting in reduced pain and increased range of movement.