A specific type of massage which increases the circulation to the area of treatment, at the same time as dispersing the metabolites which cause pain. It also helps to reduce adhesions and stimulate the correct alignment of scar tissue.
An effective gentle manual technique often used on the spine, the ribs and the sacroiliac joint. This technique involves deep breathing and gentle stretching to align specific joints. The gentle approach means that it is ideal for many pregnant women, children and older patients.
This taping technique differs from others as it gives support to an injury whilst still allowing a full range of movement. Its other main advantage is that it can be worn in water. It is ideally suited to the athlete as it allows hydrotherapy rehabilitation, and showering after exercise.
The core muscles, which consist of, multifidus, transversus abdominis, the diaphragm and the pelvic floor, are often referred to as the power house of the body. It is from here that virtually all movements of the body should originate. Although the core muscles act as stabilisers of the spine they also help and support all the other muscles of the body.
They assist with good posture and are necessary for good control of the spinal column.
Childbirth is a common reason for weak pelvic floor muscles. When the muscles have been stretched and damaged it can be difficult to retrain them. Part of the problem may arise higher up in the thorax, or it may be due to malalignment of the sacroiliac joints, again very common after childbirth. Re education of the core ( of which the pelvic floor is part of) using biofeedback methods makes relearning these exercises easier and more exact. It means that what little time you have to yourself is used to maximum benefit.
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