Dry Needling

The concept of dry needling was initiated due to the philosophical concepts of acupuncture in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).Dry needling of myofascial trigger points was first developed in the 1800s and was formally researched by Dr Kellgren in 1930 and later by Dr Lewis in the 1940s. Dr Janet Travell...

Treatments

Melbourne Spinal and Sports Medicine (MSSM) Clinic provide treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions that can affect your muscles and joints.  There are many treatments that may be offered by your physiotherapists.WHAT ARE SOME PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT CHOICES? Joint Mobilisation and Spinal Manipulation * Joint Mobilisation and Spinal...

Programme for management of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis cause considerable distress to patients. Patients with hyperacusis consider sounds are a threat to them.Myriam Westcott, audiologist states that: “Hyperacusis is defined as an abnormal sensitivity or intolerance, a heightened sense of volume, and physical discomfort towards certain sounds, which other people can comfortably tolerate. Sounds that...

Cold Laser Case Study 3

A 35-year-old patient presented with left side jaw pain (Temperomandibular joint referred to as TMJ) for 6 years. She had treatment to the jaw region and provided an occlusal splint. Due to ongoing pain she consulted for Cold Laser Therapy and TMJ treatment. Thor laser was applied to the thoracic inlet...

Cold Laser Case Study 2

A 59-year-old patient (CR) presented with a 1-year history of neck pain and left elbow pain (tennis elbow) which was aggravated by lifting objects and playing golf. The patient was a keen golfer and was unable to play.Following examination, Thor Laser was applied to the neck and elbow for lymph...

Cold Laser Case Study 1

A 65-year-old lady (KSS) presented in February 2017 with a 15-year history of pain in the low back, referred right sciatic pain, bilateral hip joint pain, bilateral knee pain and cellulitis in the left leg. The conditions were aggravated by sitting, moving from sitting to standing, walking with a limp,...