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  • Ice or Heat for Acute Injury

    Acute Injury Management Treating an acute injury correctly can make a big difference to how quickly you recover.  We are continually asked ” Should I ice the injury or apply heat. Should I rest or get moving?” The immediate treatment of any muscle, joint or ligament injury consists of the RICER protocol for the first […]

  • Dry Needling

    Dry Needling is a technique used by many trained Physios to relieve pain caused by Trigger points,  more commonly known as muscle knots.  Acupuncture needles are placed directly into the trigger point or into tight bands in the muscle.  Dry needling can be superficial which means it is only inserted a few millimetres into the […]

  • Why Do We Get Muscle Knots?

    As a Physio, we are often asked what are muscle knots or trigger spots, why we get them and how to get rid of them? What are Muscle Knots? The muscle knots are called trigger points.  They are areas within a muscle that don’t fully relax and the muscle fibres in the knot stay in […]

  • What to Expect When You See the Physio

    What Happens in the Treatment Room? Many patients are unsure about what to expect when they go to a Physio for the first time.  We have outlined what happens in most initial consultations below, to help you prepare. Most initial appointments are about forty minutes in duration. New patients will be asked to fill in […]