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What is Orthotherapy

Orthotherapy is an advanced stage in remedial massage therapy, drawing on techniques from many different physical medicines, including Myotherapy, trigger point, Mobilization, PNF stretching, muscle energy techniques, massage techniques, exercise rehabilitation, postural and orthopedic assessments, hydrotherapy, cupping, taping and dry needling.

If you have not had success with other forms of treatment, or you are looking to supplement your treatment, I am able to offer you an alternative, hands on, long session.

Muscular dysfunction can be caused by trauma, overload or misuse of muscles arising from occupational, sporting or recreational activities.

Consultation will typically commence with a thorough history taking followed by various muscle, joint and neurological testing.  Combined with manual palpation of muscles and joints, my aim is to identify the cause of one's pain to ensure quick, effective and long lasting results.

At Bodywork & Fitness I combine various modalities to help bring balance back to the body with increased physical freedom / range of motion. Treatments may incorporate:

 • Soft and deep tissue manipulation

 • Myofascial medicine

 • Trigger point therapy

 • Rehabilitative exercises

 • Posture correction training

 • PNF stretching and release

 • Lengthening techniques

 

Why seek Orthotherapy?

 • For natural drug free pain management solutions

 • Sports recovery and injury rehabilitation

 • To increase range of motion and reduce joint and muscle stiffness

 • Restore postural alignment and muscle balance

 • Reduce recovery time from exercise and sports activities

 • We have successfully treated many debilitating muscle conditions and injuries

 • We have helped many of our clients prevent recommended surgery and recover fully

 • Many of our clients are elite athletes who trust us in helping them perform at their best

 • We have a reputation for getting lasting results and pride ourselves on self-care education


 

 Myofascial Release

 Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that provides sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. 

 

 Trigger Point

Consists of a small band of muscle which feels knotty, It is sometimes painful when touched, but the pain is often referred to another area of the body, Trigger points are thought to be due to an accumulation within deep muscle of the waste products of physical activity. 

This causes localized muscle tension and spasm which may make the points feel like small nodules.