Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation

Sports Therapy
26th November 2014

What is Sports Therapy?   Sports Therapy is an area of healthcare that looks at musculoskeletal conditions arising from sporting activity. A sports therapist will give advice, treat and assist with the rehabilitation of such injuries.   What will an appointment entail?   Assessment: The sports therapist will firstly take a full history of your […]

Myofascial Release
27th September 2013

What is Myofascial Release? Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy technique in which fascia is stretched and bonds are released between fascia, muscle tissue, bones and other soft tissues within the body. It is classed as a manual massage therapy technique and aids alleviating pain, increasing range of motion and helps to balance the […]

Trigger Points
25th September 2013

What are Trigger Points? Trigger points are known to be palpable ‘knots’ or ‘taut bands of tissue’ within a muscle that may develop from overuse or injury. They may be associated with being the causative factor of referred pain into specific body areas in close or distant proximity to the trigger point. Trigger point theories […]

Ultrasound Treatment
16th August 2013

What is it? Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of physiotherapy treatment provided for specific injuries that uses ultrasound waves for therapeutic benefit. It is classed as a form of electrotherapy treatment to assist with the management of various soft tissue injuries. The modality is applied via a transducer that makes direct contact with the body surface area. The ‘ultrasound waves’ […]

Mulligan Technique
15th July 2013

What is the Mulligan concept? Mulligan’s concept is a form of manual therapy developed by Brian Mulligan in New Zealand through his role as the principle clinical instructor for the New Zealand Manipulative Therapy Associations Graduate Diploma program. This manual therapy concept has been around for over 30 years in clinical practice. First used in […]

Spinal Manipulation
2nd July 2013

What is Spinal Manipulation? Spinal manipulation is one of the many manual physiotherapy techniques used at the G4 Manchester clinic to help alleviate pain and restore full movement. Manipulation is most often used to treat neck and back pain. However, it may also be used to reduce discomfort and aid the recovery of other areas […]

Functional Rehabilitation
3rd April 2013

Following any form and type of injury, it is important that the client’s symptoms fully resolve in conjunction with the most effective rehabilitation programme based on the client’s functional goals for the restoration of complete recovery. The team at G4 excel at not only assisting with the full resolution of symptoms, but also helping the […]

Inflammation is a result of damage to body tissues and can be caused by a number of factors including trauma, repetitive use and those conditions affected by age such as Osteoarthritis. The are three main stages of inflammation which can each vary in intensity and duration: Acute -swelling stage Sub-acute – regenerative stage Chronic – […]

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