What is Physiotherapy?
- Physiotherapy is the treatment to restore function, maintain mobility and well- being to those affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapy helps to repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.
- Our Physiotherapists will assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders ranging from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.
- At Align, we take a holistic approach and consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness. In addition to offering education and advice on things affecting the patient’s daily life such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to prevent injuries, our physiotherapists may recommend tailored exercises to improve mobility and to strengthen specific parts of the body. Traditional manual therapy is also offered as warranted.
Our therapists can provide clients with:
- Musculoskeletal rehab
- Neurological rehab
- Cardiac rehab
- Ergonomic assessments
- Dry needling/acupuncture for health care professionals
- Bariatric exercise
- Geriatric exercise
- Sports conditioning/injury prevention programs
- Aquatic therapy
- Kinesiotaping/static sports taping
- Myofascial release/peripheral joint mobilization
What is EPTE?
- Percutaneous Electrolysis Therapy (“EPTE”) is a groundbreaking technique in the treatment of tendinopathies. Tendinopathy is a broad term encompassing painful conditions occurring in and around the tendons in response to overuse and injury. Treatment is fast, effective, and involves minimal pain for the patient. It reduces recovery time considerably thereby minimizing treatment costs.
- Treatment involves applying a modulated electrical current directly to damaged soft tissue via an acupuncture needle, which destroys degenerated tissue and induces a natural inflammatory that is necessary for regeneration of healthy tissue. The low-intensity micro-currents are usually not felt by the patient.
- In a short space of time, the patient should recover movement range and any pain will be significantly alleviated. EPTE is proven to work on patients who have suffered soft tissue injuries and for whom the more traditional treatments have not been successful. It is effective in treating all types of patients from professional sportspeople to sedentary workers presenting with everyday injuries.
EPTE can be used to treat tendinopathies presenting in:
- Supraspinatus tendon
- Patellar tendon
- Achilles tendon
- Plantar fascia
- Fiber breakage