At The Bay Sports Clinic, we use a variety of treatments to ensure the best possible outcome. Each patient, injury and ailment are different and therefore need to be treated individually as best for them.
Treatment is usually determined based on findings following an initial consultation/discussion, you will always be made aware of the treatment being carried out and we will also ensure that you understand why you are receiving that treatment.
You can see some of the treatments that we offer below, with a short description of each.
Massage treatment involves soft tissue, deep tissue and myofascial release techniques using a range of techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, percussion, trigger point therapy and more. These techniques essentially work the muscle and surrounding tissues to alleviate pain and tightness, increase functionality, improve blood circulation and promote healing.
Cupping therapy is a treatment derived from ancient medicine, it works by picking up the cutaneous layers (skin) and fascia (connective tissue) to increase blood flow, allow for myofascial release and to alleviate tightness. They also promote healing to a specific area and provide a 'detox' effect locally. They can often be used over particularly sore areas where massage is too painful/uncomfortable.
Medical Acupuncture (also known as Dry Needling) is a treatment which has also derived from Traditional Chinese Acupuncture however it focuses more on pathology rather than ancient acupuncture points. Medical Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin sterile needles into an area/trigger point to create a 'twitch response', triggering the bodies natural pain killers, such as endorphins, to release and reduce pain, the insertion of the needles also increases blood circulation therefore promoting healing to the area.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Therapy uses a mild electrical current, these electric impulses can interrupt the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain, often helping to relieve the area of pain and to relax the muscles. The nerve stimulation can also cause the bodies natural pain relievers to be released, thus further assisting in the reduction of pain.
Kinesiology Taping (also known as KT Taping) is a taping technique that is used to alleviate pain, reduce swelling and bruising and to improve functionality. KT tape is applied when the affected muscle/area is on a stretch so that once the area is in a neutral position the KT tape is able to pick up the cutaneous layers using recoil in the tape to allow for fluids to be able to move effectively, to reduce any tightness in the fascia, and to increase blood flow to the area.
Therapeutic Mobilisations involves mobilisation of both the joints and surrounding soft tissue, often used when a bone or vertebrae is slightly misaligned which is causing pain, stiffness and/or discomfort and to also increase range of motion.
Therapeutic Mobilisations are generally painless, however they do tend to be uncomfortable. Due to the nature of this treatment, all patients must receive a full assessment and examination to ensure that they do not have any contraindications.