OUR SERVICES | Knead Registered Massage Therapy

By: Knead Physiotherapy  09-12-2011
Keywords: Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Physiotherapy

Knead offers a large range of Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and Physiotherapy services including: Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy, Sports Massage and Pregnancy Massage. Below is our complete list.

Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy® is a technique designed for increasing circulation to trouble areas, beginning at the base of the spine and translating upward. SDTT® focuses on the speed of strokes, and allows the nervous system to change its holding patterns that have been learned due to stress, posture and injury.

Best suited for: any acute or chronic condition that requires deep tissue work

Neuromuscular Therapy focuses on first identifying your trigger points (irritable nodules found in taut bands of muscle fibers), and secondly resolving them and releasing the affected structures (usually muscles) along their natural range of motion and length.

Best suited for: headache & jaw pain sufferers; recent sprains and strains

Muscle Energy Technique is a gentle technique used to isolate the small structural and supportive muscles of your spine and limbs – all while you are actively contracting. MET is great for alignment issues and chronic joint stiffness.

Best suited for: treatment and maintenance of scoliosis and joint stiffness

Myofascial Release is a type of soft-tissue therapy that provides a slow stretching of stuck connective tissue. This technique allows for an increase of mobility to affected joints and a temporary increase of blood-flow to the muscles.

Best suited for: treatment of knee conditions (including ITBS), postural problems, scar tissue or contusions

Sports Massage is a general term, but can be divided into pre-event and post-event massage. Depending on your sport and any prior injuries or conditions, Massage Therapy may be useful to elongate short and fatigued muscles or focused on preparing your joint proprioceptors prior to an event.

Best suited for: elite athletes and weekend warriors

Pregnancy Massage is based on what you need as a new Mom. Massage Therapy can be helpful for the entire gestation period – you are changing daily, and the sessions are catered to the ongoing challenges that your body may be facing.

Best suited for: new and veteran Moms

Therapeutic Exercise is a style of therapy that focuses on stretching and strengthening problem areas. Therapeutic Exercise is designed to allow you to perform exercises at home, and includes a variety of programs, including: balance and postural awareness, mobility, and flexibility.

Best suited for: anyone proactively working on their health

Somatic Release Therapy is based around gentle, pain-free active movements that reconnects the muscle with your brain. This technique reeducates and reminds your nervous system and muscles as to what normal and healthy posture is.

Best suited for: anyone who is starting to feel their age

Acupuncture is an extremely specific, focused therapy – in fact it can be profoundly impactful depending on your condition. Acupuncture can help with: sinus problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive issues, allergies, infertility, sport injuries, addiction, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and headaches – to name a few!

Best suited for: treating a variety of conditions by addressing the root issue

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture) aims to address fine and deep lines, sagging skin, puffiness, scarring, and more. This amazing technique is BOTOX-®free, chemical-free, and surgery-free. There's zero downtime required, only your commitment to weekly treatments.

Best suited for: anyone who wants to look younger

All types of conditions can be treated with Tuning Forks, such as depression, eye disorders, stress, deep emotional stress, and trauma. Tuning forks can balance the hemispheres of the brain, useful for labor induction, withheld placenta, and much more – all without the use of needles.

Best suited for: treating a variety of conditions without using needles

Physiotherapy at knead aims to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability. We accomplish this goal by using a variety of skills and techniques designed to restore, maintain, and maximize your strength, function, movement – and overall well-being.

Best suited for: anyone looking to treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability

Medical Acupuncture is best suited for conditions stemming from muscle tension, such as: muscle strains, tennis elbow, tension headaches, and post-motor vehicle accident (MVA) back pain.

Best suited for: relief of conditions stemming from muscle tension

Exercise is appropriate for almost all people receiving physiotherapy treatment. The degree of exercise depends on the client's situation, and may vary from very light post-surgical exercises, to repeated heavy lifting for people undergoing work-hardening programs.

Best suited for: almost anyone receiving physiotherapy treatment

Manual Therapy techniques are numerous, and may include: tissue and joint mobilization, joint manipulation, soft tissue massage, assisted stretches, and manual cervical and lumbar traction. Manual Therapy techniques in some form are indicated for most clients of physiotherapy.

Best suited for: most clients of physiotherapy

Electrophysical modalities are one of many different treatment techniques during physiotherapy sessions, and may include: Ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, and the application of heat or cold to an injured area.

Best suited for: treatment of muscle tension, injuries; recovery from surgical procedures

Keywords: Acupuncture, Deep Tissue, exercise, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy

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