Manual Physio Therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand, by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissues and skeletal joints. Manual Physical therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function. Patients respond positively to hands-on work when combined with exercise and education. This Physio Therapy leads to faster recovery and less out-of-pocket expenses.
Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.
Vcare Manual Physical therapists are therapists specially trained and certified with different skilled hands-on techniques. We practice various manual therapy and soft tissue techniques such as Mulligan Technique, Maitland Technique, Positional Release Technique (PRT), Myofascial Release Technique (MFR), Muscle Energy Technique (MET) etc.
Taping Physiotherapy (also known as Kinesiology taping or kinesio taping) includes a thin, stretchy, elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that helps in a wide variety of musculoskeletal & sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. Kinesiology tape is like skin on skin in both thickness & elasticity, which allows it to be worn without binding, constricting or restriction of movement. It is used in treatment of athletic injuries & a variety of physical disorders. It enables athletes to return to sport faster, improve their performance & prevent further injury.
There are many proposed benefits to Taping Therapy that include Proprioceptive facilitation, reduced muscle fatigue, muscle facilitation, reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness, pain inhibition, enhanced healing such as reducing oedema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow.
It has five main effects:
- Improvement of circulation
- Improvement of muscle function
- Pain relief
- Joint support and function
- Segmental influence (influence on visceral organs)
At our clinic we not only practice the Kinesiology Taping but also Mulligan Taping Technique in which a rigid tape is used for applying. These tools have given successful results by achieving full range of motion. They have also being proved helpful in cases of tendinitis and frozen shoulder treatment. There are different methods of application which may help to either facilitate the muscle or release it. Each method of application is decided according to its need and requirement.
Dry Needling or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is an effective and efficient technique for the muscular pain treatment & Myofascial dysfunction. It is a technique developed by Dr. Chan Gunn and is extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points that aid in increasing the oxygenated blood supply. In simple terms, dry needling treatment involves needling of a muscle’s trigger points without injecting any substance.
The cells of a normal healthy individual oscillate rhythmically. Once this rhythmic pulsation is disturbed in any way, we get a slowing down of the healthy processes within the extra cellular matrix and congestion in the normal flow of fluids. Therefore the relevant parts of the body no longer receive sufficient nutrition and toxic waste products are not being eliminated fast enough. The first minor irritations resulting from this malfunction are hardly even noticed by the patient. However, soon there will be serious painful disturbances which can gradually affect the entire cell apparatus of muscle, bones, cartilage, vascular and nervous tissues.
The Matrix Rhythm Therapy produces mechanical pulsations which will gently and harmoniously induce the cells to accept again their own body analog oscillations; this is particularly effective for the skeletal musculature and the nervous system. Because of this, metabolic processes will be back to normal in a very short time setting the healing and regeneration in motion.
- Painful joint conditions
- Frozen shoulder
- Post operative stiffness
- Degenerative conditions like Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis, Calcaneal Spur
- Ligament and Meniscal injuries
- Fibromyalgia and Tendinopathy
- Osteoporosis, Osteopenia
- Tension stress in the joint capsule
- Phantom pain
- Cervical Spondylosis, prolapsed disc
- Post once-surgeries like Mastectomy
- Acute pain and sprain due to sports injury
- Craniocerebral trauma
- Acute and chronic pain episodes like migraine and other neurological conditions
- Brain tumour operation
- Multiple sclerosis
- Motor neuron disease
- Incomplete spinal cord injury
- Facial palsy
- Foot drop
- Nerve cut injuries
- Non-healing ulcers and cellulites
- Varicose vein
- Non infective gangrene
- Wound healing
- Post plastic surgeries
VCare is equipped with all the instruments and facilities which include all the modalities required for complete physiotherapy treatment. The electrotherapy treatment - modalities help to alleviate pain,frozen shoulder treatment, reduce inflammation and swelling,muscle pain relief, release muscle spasm & aid in muscle strengthening.