Physiotherapy is a form of treatment using heat, cold, massage, exercise, electricity to help the body heal and maintain heath. Here we often use massage and exercise as mentioned above. On occasion we will use electrical stimulation, cupping, Gua Sha, heat or cold therapy, herbal therapies and others. Each person is different, each injury or condition is unique we discuss with you the best plan for your health.
Gua Sha is a system of scraping the skin to elicit the movement of fluids under the skin; lymph, interstitial fluid, blood, etc. This movement helps the healing process in that it helps the body become more fluid and mobile. When an area of the body have been stiff and stagnant, the scraping of Gua Sha helps to move the fluids and stimulate healing and re-connection with the tissues. Below are the tools I use for Gua Sha or scraping.
This all begins with a detailed assessment of your balance, general strength and flexibility. In that assessment we look for changes in the way you stand, bend, and move. We can determine which muscles are over working, too tight, or too week and develop a training plan with you to fix it. A typical session is one half hour and TRAINS you. You get to go home and do the work, then re assess in a couple weeks to check progress. At Natural BodyWorks, we offer Corrective Exercise sessions in order to assist you in correcting musculoskeletal impairments or imbalances, injury recovery and/or enhancements to your movement, balance, strength and stability.
Our Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist is here to help you determine the TRUE source of your pain, discomfort, limited range of motion or decreased mobilization. (Often times, the area of pain or discomfort is not the actual source of the impairment). Through various, yet simple assessments, we will ‘track down’ the imbalance, and design an exercise program that will help correct that imbalance.
Stretch / Flexibility
The third aspect of injury prevention is your body’s ability to accommodate and/or recover from potentially injurious situations. Your body, much like a spaghetti noodle, is much LESS likely to SNAP if its mobile, pliable and flexible when put in a physically abrupt or reactionary situation. Whether sports-related activities, or just every day functionality, increasing your flexibility will help you give your body the “upper hand” when it is faced with physically challenging situations. Our sessions are ½ hour, and we use various stretching techniques to help you get your body in its most ‘bendable’ condition.