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Manual Therapy
Manual Therapy involves the physiotherapist’s use of his or her hands to mobilize the joints of the spine and extremities, create movement in nerve tissue or facilitate the activation, flexibility and normal tone of muscle. Several different techniques can be used to restore normal motion (not too much, not too little) and regain control of that motion. This allows each region of the body to move fully, efficiently and safely.

Soft Tissue Release
Soft tissue consists of the fascia, connective tissues, muscles, tendons, fat and organs that lie beneath the skin. When these become injured pain and decreased function are the result. Soft tissue therapy seeks to speed the body's natural healing mechanisms through manipulation and other hands-on techniques. Conditions that respond well to soft tissue therapy are muscle strains and sprains, contusions, tendonitis and bursitis.

Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient, safe and effective alternative to medication and, in some cases, surgery. It stimulates the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones – through the insertion of needles into specific anatomical points (acupuncture points) to encourage natural healing. Therapeutic effects include:

● Pain relief

● Increased energy

● Improved mood

● Improved body function

Atraumatic acupuncture needles are rounded at the tip so that they slide smoothly through tissueand are unlikely to cause bleeding. Needles are left in place for 15 to 30 minutes during whichtime the practitioner may manipulate the needles in order to strengthen or reduce the flow of Qi.

Pilates
Pilates brings fast relief to those who are suffering from pain and limited range of motion. Pilates is a great way to help get rid of pain, regain function and strength in a safe and efficient manner. Equipment is simple and inexpensive for the most part and you can use it at home once the basic movements are mastered. Since Pilates targets the core muscles, patients lose belly fat quickly and this in itself is a bonus to good health.

Joint Mobilization
When joints become dysfunctional as a result of trauma, overuse or disuse, they are unable to perform the movements for which they were designed. Joint mobilisation is a technique physiotherapists use to restore the small, involuntary movements that assist joints to perform to their optimum. Joint mobilisation involves performing a back and forth oscillation of the joint in order to restore motion.

Exercise Therapy
Exercise therapy involves eliciting motion of the body or its parts in order to relieve symptoms and improve function. Specific stretching, strengthening, and stabilization exercises are a critical part of the rehabilitation process for most musculoskeletal injuries. Continued exercise is an important component of injury prevention. Athletic Taping and bracing injured joints and body parts protects those areas from further re-injury and allows for an earlier return to activity. It also can supply support to an area which will allow muscles which have tightened or sprained to relax thus facilitating an earlier return of motion.

Sports and Fitness Conditioning
Sport-specific dryland training to help take your sport to the next level, specializing in mountain biking and big mountain freeskiing. High level coaching available on snow for skiing and on trail for mountain biking.

TESTIMONIALS

"Kirsty is an attentive, caring and exceptionally effective physiotherapist who not only helps her clients recover from their physical ailments, but also helps them to understand the underlying cause of these ailments. When I first visited Kirsty I was unable to lift my left arm. I didn't like the first physiotherapist I had visited following my accident, and the experience had left me hesitant to try someone new. After a few sessions with Kirsty, however,  my arm began to show a great amount of improvement. Kirsty was always very attentive during our sessions- never rushing treatment and always ensuring that all my questions and concerns were fully addressed. She was very easy to talk to and constantly provided advice regarding how my condition could be improved outside of our sessions together. Kirsty is both very knowledgeable and extremely personable and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to begin physiotherapy."

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