Muscle Therapies

Muscle therapies include a range of practices that involve manipulating muscles and other soft tissue to improve health and well-being. It can involve kneading, holding, moving and applying pressure to muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. At Northbridge Chiropractic, we develop tailored treatment strategies that include advanced muscle therapies, and consider factors like your lifestyle, treatment goals, limitations, fitness, activity tolerance, medical history and more.

The muscles, joints, spine and nervous system are all connected to each other, affecting how you function, recover as well as your overall health. Our combination of physiotherapeutic muscle therapies and chiropractic adjustments aims to improve your health by treating the whole body as one connected system.

Muscle Therapy

What Can Muscle Pain Therapy Treat?

Physiotherapeutic muscle therapies can alleviate symptoms and restore function, movement and aid in the resumption of normal activities such as work and sport. Research indicates muscle therapies are effective at treating:

  • Chronic/subacute back pain
  • Delayed onset muscle soreness
  • Pain and dysfunction in various body parts
  • Muscle spasms
  • High blood pressure
  • Fascia restriction
  • Soft tissue injuries

It can also help with psychological issues such as stress and anxiety.

Types of Muscle Therapy Techniques

At Northbridge Chiropractic, we can treat your ailments using a variety of muscle therapy techniques, including:

  • Dry needling – Using acupuncture needles, this is an extremely effective technique for relaxing overactive muscles which contain trigger points, helping to relieve muscle pain and myofascial dysfunction.
  • Myofascial release – The fascia is a web of connective tissue that covers and connects the muscles, organs and bones in our body. This technique involves manually stretching the fascia, which can become restricted following injury, stress, trauma or poor posture.
  • Trigger point therapy – This involves applying pressure to tender muscle tissue to relieve pain and dysfunction in other body parts, focusing on active centres of muscular hyperactivity which are sometimes in the same place as acupuncture points and areas with muscle knots.
  • Gua sha – This involves scraping your skin with a special tool to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, increasing blood flow, improving circulation and helping to address health issues like chronic pain.
  • Kinesio taping – Therapeutic kinesiology taping is designed to provide support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting motion while the body heals. It also provides extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual muscle therapy.

Benefits of Muscle Manipulation Therapy

Along with directly addressing injuries, muscle therapies offer a huge range of benefits, including:

At Northbridge Chiropractic, we offer a friendly, relaxed environment and a holistic approach to healing. We work closely with each patient, ensuring you’re given the time and expertise you need to improve your health and wellbeing.

Make an Appointment at Our Perth Clinic

For more information on our physiotherapeutic muscle therapy or chiropractic adjustments, read our section on what to expect for your first visit. If you want to make an appointment, contact us online or call 08 9227 9341.

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