Sean’s approach to physiotherapy treatment is centred around his practice of Clinical Massage therapy.
What is Clinical Massage?
Clinical Massage is the use of manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, treat injuries and improve medical conditions.
An effectice use of manual therapy techniques requires experience and skill, both of which Sean possesses.
The techniques Sean uses as part of his Clinical Massage practice to treat injury and pain include:
- Deep Tissue Stretching
- Dynamic Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point Release
- Joint Mobilisation & Manipulation
- Mobilisations With Movement
- Passive Muscle Stretching
- Friction Massage
Treatment sessions are typically scheduled every 1-2 weeks, subject to your preferences and availability. Sessions are generally 30 minutes in length.
The focus of individual sessions is determined by your most recent symptoms and a brief biomechanical reassessment at the statt of each appointment.
If you are experiencing pain in more than one area, Sean will typically ask you which one you would like treatment to focus on for that particular session.
Prevention and Maintenance
Once your issue has resolved, Sean may recommend follow-up sessions on a less feequent basis to prevent injury reoccurance.
This is particularly important for injuries caused by muscle shortening and myofascial tightness as these issues can resurface despite home exercises.
Maintenance sessions typically take place every 4-6 weeks. The duration of these sessions can vary between 30 and 60 minutes, as you prefer.
Maintenance sessions typically include a conversation about any symptoms, a brief reassessment, and clinical massage techniques to reduce tightness, spasm and shortening.
Getting your injury treated starts with your first appointment.