Glossary Of Treatment
ORTHOTIC THERAPY: Orthotics are used to realign the body. If the body is out of alignment you can get increased wearing of the ankles, knees, hips and back causing muscular compensation and pain. Using orthotic therapy can help eliminate pain.
FOOT MOBILISATIONS: Where orthotic therapy is required, patients will benefit greatly by undertaking foot mobilisation. Foot mobilisation realigns the bones of the foot thus reducing the stretch on ligaments and tissue in the foot.
PROLOTHERAPY: Prolotherapy is a highly effective method of treating chronic pain by strengthening weak ligaments. This is achieved by injecting glucose into these ligaments, to cause an inflammatory reaction so the body can heal itself by making strong healthy tissue.
ACUPUNCTURE: Acupuncture is a 5000 year old Chinese art of healing that involves the insertion of very fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific parts of the body. It is used for the treatment of pain and dysfunction caused by trigger points (irritable spots in the muscle). The needle will enter the trigger point and cause it to release thus helping reduce pain. Acupuncture is also used to break down scar tissue in the muscle and around tendons and ligaments.
PILATES: Pilates is an exercise style that involves training your muscles to improve posture and alignment. By focusing on your core abdominal strength you are better able to support the larger ligaments, tendons and joints and help reduce back pain.
CT SCAN: A CT scan is a scan using an x ray machine that takes a cross section shot of the body using very little radiation. The purpose is to measure the bone length of the legs to determine if there is one leg shorter than the other.