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Marion Edwards

Physiotherapist

DIP RG RT MSCP

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T: 01656 860981 M: 07968 753255

39 Taliesin Close,Pencoed, CF356JR

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Acute pain is the body's alarm system. It signals that something is wrong. It signals that you are in danger of injury or that the injured part needs to be protected and rested. Chronic pain serves no useful purpose and may cause disability and distress to sufferers and their families. Many types of chronic pain have been identified. However some people with chronic pain do not have a diagnosis from their doctor.

PAIN RELIEF

The pain relief treatment I can offer includes:

HEAT

  • Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
  • Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, and will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.
  • Heat application facilitates stretching the soft tissues including muscles, connective tissue, and adhesions.

 

Consequently, with heat therapy, there will be a decrease in stiffness as well as injury, with an increase in flexibility and overall feeling of comfort.

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ICE

  • Ice is one of the simplest, safest, and most effective self care techniques for injury, pain, or discomfort in muscles and joints. Ice will decrease muscle spasms, pain, and inflammation to bone and soft tissue.
  • You can use ice initially at the site of discomfort, pain, or injury.
  • You can also apply ice in later stages for rehabilitation of injuries or chronic (long-term) problems.

 

During an initial injury, tissue damage can cause uncontrolled swelling. This swelling can increase the damage of the initial injury and delay the healing time. If you use ice immediately, you will reduce the amount of swelling.
Ice decreases all of these: swelling, tissue damage, blood clot formation, inflammation, muscle spasms, and pain.


At the same time, the ice enhances the flow of nutrients into the area, aids in the removal of metabolites (waste products), increases strength, and promotes healing.


How Does Ice Therapy Work?
Ice initially constricts local blood vessels and decreases tissue temperature. This constriction decreases blood flow and cell metabolism, which can limit haemorrhage and cell death in an acute traumatic injury. After approximately 10 minutes of ice, blood vessels in the injured area then dilate (open) slowly, increasing the tissue temperature, an effect which is termed "reactive vasodilation.


What Does This Mean For Me?

It can mean a lot, if you are injured or in discomfort! Ice therapy can help the area heal faster, and there will be a decrease in pain and swelling and an increase in lymphatic drainage.

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Rehabilitating any injury can be a tiring and frustrating process. While the main goal of physical rehabilitation is to increase strength and flexibility, it often ends before the area has been returned to its full pre-injury state.

Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard injury rehabilitation procedures. By encouraging circulatory movement and relaxing muscles, massage helps the body pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the rehabilitating injured area(s) to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.

Massage therapy is also used to aid in pain management as the injury is nursed back to full strength. By committing to a continual massage program, you can accelerate the recovery process after injuries are sustained.

Massage

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I am trained in the mulligan’s technic

Brian Mulligan's concept of mobilisations with movement (MWMS) in the extremities and sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGS) in the spine are the logical continuance of this evolution with the concurrent application of both therapist applied accessory and patient generated active physiological movements.

 

The principles of the technique is aligning the joint into the correct position by the therapists handling and then performing repetitions of the movement to decrease pain and stiffness. This is a painless technique which has good effects on chronic and acute conditions alike and can dramatically reduce someone’s symptoms.

Manipulation

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Ultrasound is a great therapeutic option to decrease inflammation, pain and soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve and connective tissue) damage The treatment is easy, painless, safe, and generally requires between 5 - 10 minutes. It is based on a form of deep tissue therapy, which is generated through high frequency sound waves (that we can not hear). These waves send vibrations deep into your body and raise the temperature of your soft tissue. The waves are delivered through a hand held transducer and medicinal conductive gel that are used together in a slow, circular motion on your skin over the injured area. You may experience a slight tingling or warm sensation during the process partly due to phonophoresis - a secondary enhancing, therapeutic effect of ultrasound. 
The basic benefits of ultrasound therapy are:

An increase in the tissue elasticity of the collagen found in joint capsules, tendons and scar tissues; which in turn promotes blood flow (circulation) and brings oxygen and nutrients to your injured area. This cleans your tissue by getting rid of cell waste products and helps your injury to heal. 

The reduction of muscle spasm from an altered contractile activity of the skeletal muscle 
The muscle spasm reduction through the reduction of the activity of the muscle spindle. 
An increase in the motor as well as the sensory nerve conduction helps in reducing the pain. 
If not treated properly injured tissue can heal with a weakened state, which can lead to scar tissue or calcification. 
If used on an ongoing basis, ultrasound will help to increase your range of motion by breaking down any scar tissue that may form in damaged muscle. 
Ultrasound waves penetrate deep into your tissues, repair and relax your muscles and other tissues, decrease chronic inflammation and pain, and accelerate your recovery rate, so you can return to your daily activities as soon as possible

Ultrasound Therapy

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Therapeutic exercise is bodily movement prescribed to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a convalescing patient to the peak of physical condition. Therapeutic exercise seeks to accomplish the following goals:

  • Enable ambulation
  • Release contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
  • Mobilize joints
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve respiratory capacity
  • Improve coordination
  • Reduce rigidity
  • Improve balance
  • Promote relaxation
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Improve exercise performance and functional capacity (endurance)

No matter which types of exercise may be needed initially and are applied to remedy a patient's specific condition, the final goal of rehabilitation is to achieve, whenever possible, an optimal level of physical fitness by the end of the treatment regimen.
I have a range of equipment of pedals, pulleys, wobble cushion and many more.

EXERCISE

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Mobility can be an issue with some of the clients, I can assess there needs, and advice on mobility aids when necessary. I am able to advise in correct handling techniques, and in the use of these aids. In my experience this reduces frustration and again improves the clients self esteem, this will also increase the clients’ independence.
Therapeutic exercise is bodily movement prescribed to correct an impairment, improve musculoskeletal function, or maintain a state of well-being It may vary from highly selected activities restricted to specific muscles or parts of the body, to general and vigorous activities that can return a convalescing patient to the peak of physical condition. Therapeutic exercise seeks to accomplish the following goals:

  • Enable ambulation
  • Release contracted muscles, tendons, and fascia
  • Mobilize joints
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve respiratory capacity
  • Improve coordination
  • Reduce rigidity
  • Improve balance
  • Promote relaxation
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Improve exercise performance and functional capacity (endurance)

No matter which types of exercise may be needed initially and are applied to remedy a patient's specific condition, the final goal of rehabilitation is to achieve, whenever possible, an optimal level of physical fitness by the end of the treatment regimen.
I have a range of equipment of pedals, pulleys, wobble cushion and many more.

MOBILITY

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