Our Physiotherapists at North End Spine & Sports are very “hands on”. We call ourselves “Manual Therapists”. Manual Therapy is very effective in treating movement dysfunctions in your body that may be causing pain or affecting your mobility in certain sports or activities. Extra post graduate training allows us to use specialized techniques to restore […]
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion. To define it specifically, it is “a direct manipulative procedure that uses a voluntary contraction of the patient’s muscles against a distinctly controlled counterforce from a precise position and […]
Active Release Technique (ART) is a hands-on treatment in which muscle, ligament, fascia, tendon, nerve, or capsule is held with tension on the tissue involved (not the skin) in a shortened position, while the structure is lengthened through a full, comfortable range of active motion and tension maintained throughout the movement. There is no skin […]
If you or someone you know is preparing for an upcoming surgery, the information you are about to read will be very useful. Most individuals are familiar with the thought of rehabilitation after surgery, but the idea of pre-surgical rehabilitation is gaining recognition. There is often a period of waiting involved prior to any surgery. […]
Heat therapy opens blood vessels, which increases blood flow, relaxes muscles and helps alleviate pain. Cold therapy slows down the blood flow to an injury, which reduces swelling, inflammation and pain. Learn when to use which type of treatment.
5 tips to help prevent athletic injuries in high school athletes Ah the back-to-school season… jumping into the busy routine of classes and extra-curricular activities is often a significant transition from a more leisurely summer schedule. With the return to class often comes the return to organized sports for a lot of students. We unfortunately […]
Functional Dry Needling (FDN), also know as trigger-point dry needling (TDN) or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a treatment technique that involves inserting a thin filament needle past the skin into a muscle. The air of this technique is to remove any muscle trigger points and ‘reset’ the muscle to normal resting tension. By deactivating the […]
Once Spring arrives Vernon’s fields are filled with kids playing soccer. It is a very popular kids sport but kids do get hurt. And we shouldn’t ignore their aches and pains. Common injuries can be colliding with other players, the ground or a goalpost. Injuries can also occur while running, twisting, shooting and landing. Children […]