- Dr Abbie Clinics
We utilise therapeutic massage as a manual therapy designed to help with pain relief, identify trigger points and assist blood flow. Manual therapies are best used in conjunction with other conservative treatments e.g. mobilisations, dry needling and shockwave.
E.g. a subluxated (partially dislocated joint) may be difficult to mobilise into the ideal position if the surrounding muscle is tight preventing any movement OR we may identify a trigger point (taut band of tissue) that we can further direct an acupuncture needle into this area. The tight soft tissue will adversely affect range and quality of motion!