At FCC, we are primarily a Chiropractic clinic. All of these therapies can be used to support a chiropractic treatment, with your permission, and when required. They can be used as individual treatments upon request, just ask reception.
This type of massage helps to increase your sense of wellbeing, allows for an improved quality and quantity of training, identifies potential problems early on which in turn helps prevent injury and loss of performance.
All of this is very important to an athlete who is seeking to remain injury free throughout their training schedule from the time that they begin increasing their training load to reaching those interim goals to peaking for their optimum performance in their chosen event.
Life stresses are often what leads an individual to seek out this form of massage. It will help to alleviate postural and structural concerns which often cause muscular imbalances.
A deep tissue massage of this type can help with a reduction in musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction triggered by emotional, environmental or occupational causes. A person who has had or is waiting for surgery, who has a systemic illness or physical disability could benefit from a remedial massage to help their individual situation.
During both a sports and remedial massage the aim is to stretch and loosen the tissues, increase the circulation to the localised area which leads to greater nutrition being able to reach the injured site. As a result scar tissue and adhesions that may be present can be broken down and allow healing. Excessive muscle / fascia tension and thickening can be reduced which in turn releases muscular spasms and decreases muscular pain and discomfort.
Regular sports and remedial massage can lead to improved function and rate of healing as the techniques used can help increase lymphatic drainage leading to a reduction in swelling, soreness, stiffness, lactate and fatigue in the muscle. Posture can be improved and muscle balance is often restored allowing for a greater range of motion around the joint and within muscles.
Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific parts of the body.
In the clinic Tania and Samantha can use, with agreement, Modern Acupuncture principally treating musculoskeletal conditions in the area of pain and tension. This can be very effective for muscle spasms and with patients who are in so much pain it can be difficult to use chiropractic. One patient has also found relief from her three day migraines with the help of chiropractic combined with acupuncture.
In the Western view, acupuncture likely works by stimulating the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones. These chemicals dull pain, boost the immune system and regulate various body functions. Acupuncture is generally very safe. Side effects are very rare, fewer than 1 in 10,000 treatments.
This type of tape, often seen applied to athletes is similar to human skin in terms of its elasticity and thickness.
Application of this tape to the injured area helps reduce swelling and encourages lymphatic drainage. Swelling causes pressure and pressure causes pain and use of this tape alleviates this pressure and pain also. This tape also provides support to injured muscles and joints whilst still allowing a safe and pain free range of motion. In turn this allows an individual to continue with training / competition or everyday life whilst the body recovers from injury, muscular imbalances and adapts to an improved posture.