Posts Tagged 'treatment'

Therapeutic Ultrasound

What is therapeutic ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound has been used as a treatment technique since the 1950’s and it remains a popular treatment for a range of clinical problems. It is the production of mechanical energy created by the vibration of a quartz crystal, which is situated inside the treatment head. When the crystal vibrates sound waves are created and these waves are then passed into the tissues. Gel is applied to the area of skin in order to ...

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Headache and Migraine Advice Evening

img_7849On Tuesday 29th November, the Mike Varney Physiotherapy team presented an information and advice evening lecture to patients, local GP’s and opticians. The talk was aimed at examining the different types of headaches and migraines and the treatment that we can provide to help reduce symptoms, frequency and intensity.The evening was delivered by 3 of our therapists: Tom Green, ...

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7 Benefits of Indian Head Massage

It sounds like a treat for a special occasion or spa break, but actually Indian Head Massage has many health benefits both physically and emotionally.

The aim of Indian head massage is to release tension in the muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Indian head massage can also help with relieving fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and sinusitis. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving a feeling of increased energy, concentration and revitalisation.

Take a look at 7 benefits ...

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Headaches and Migraines

Recurrent headaches and migraines are a very common condition that people live with for years without finding a way to effectively cure or manage them. The World Health Organisation state that 31% of all migraine sufferers have never seen a doctor regarding them and it is thought that they are underestimated, under-recognised and undertreated throughout the world. For those that do seek medical help, they are often given strong medications with many side effects that do little to control ...

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Dry Needling

Mike Varney Physiotherapy uses a broad range of different treatments; one of which is dry needling. This is performed by a qualified practitioner and will be used as part of a massage, physiotherapy treatment or on its own as part of acupuncture.

What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling is an effective treatment for tension or spasm within the muscle. It has been proven to improve pain, reduce muscle tension, and speed up recovery. It is called ‘Dry’ Needling because there is ...

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Why Massage?

Today the benefits of massage are varied and extensive. It is an accepted part of many physiotherapy treatment sessions and rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions.

The Benefits

Massage has shown to improve blood flow, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and reduce swelling, spasms and cramping. Within the physiotherapy environment it has also been proven to relax overused muscles, providing greater joint flexibility and range of movement. Some of the evidence in the literature indicates that ...

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