We follow specific tools to measure balance and falls risk of our clients and then try to eliminate the issue. Our dedicated physiotherapist in the studio runs these programs and utmost care is taken while working with such patients. A referral is not required, however, if there are any special concerns regarding the balance problem, poor conditioning or reduced mobility then it should first be cleared with a medical doctor.
Mobilisations therapy can be used to treat both joints as well as soft tissues. A joint mobilisation is when a bone or vertebrae is moved to relieve stiffness, painful tension, pain and improve range of movement. These are performed with various pressures it depends on the initial condition and the desired outcomes. Soft tissue mobilisations are done to loosen tightness and reduce pain in the body through manual manipulation. Soft tissues refer to muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue known as fascia. Mobilisations techniques can increase range of movement and strength within a muscle. Depending on the condition and the desired results, our healthcare provider may perform some or a combination of the above two therapies.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation
The role of muscles and their attachments around the joints plays an important and vital role and hence it becomes very necessary to know them in detail. The goal of soft tissue mobilization is to break up inelastic or fibrous muscle tissue such as scar tissue from a back injury, move tissue fluids, an relax muscle tension. The therapist will localize the area of greatest tissue restriction through layer-by-layer assessment. Once identified, these restrictions can be mobilized with a wide variety of techniques. These techniques often involve placing a traction force on the tight area with an attempt to restore normal texture to tissue and reduce associated pain.
Joint mobilisation is a treatment technique that can be performed on peripheral joints like shoulder, knee ankle or on the spine. Patients often get diagnosed with a pulled muscle in their back and are instructed to treat it with rest, ice. Joint mobilization involves loosening up the restricted joint and increasing its range of motion by providing movement directly into the barrier of a joint, moving the actual bone surfaces on each other in ways patients cannot move the joint themselves. These mobilisations should be painless.
Types of joint metabolism:
Soft Tissue Mobility :
Structural & Integration
Individual muscle release & Mets
Soon after the treatment, our physiotherapist prescribes a customized and tailored exercise & workout program to our clients to maintain and improve the increase in range that joint mobilisation have achieved so far. Mobilisations are effective to reduce pain, stiffness and tension. Regular and guided exercise and workout ensures such results for a longer period of time and more effectively. Mobilisations also increase tissue elasticity, which is important for muscle flexibility and range of movement around a joint.
Dr. Drashti Shah treats the mobilisation with any of the following treatments or their combinations depending on the assessment:
Cyriax & Maitland
MET – Muscle Energy Technique
MFR – Myofascial Release
Primal Movement Chains
People these days have an access to all kind of information and DIY techniques available on web for treating the pain & stiffness in the joints on their own. However, practicing such methods without proper guidance can significantly expose you to the greater risk of injuries. Hence, it is very important to get a well-structured physiotherapy from an experienced and reliable physiotherapist. Dr. Drashti Shah offers a well organized & result oriented physiotherapy treatment in India.