Manual Therapy is a clinical approach that uses a hands-on technique of manipulation and mobilization to ease and regulate pain, increase range of motion, improve circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and reduce inflammation. It is ideal for chronic sufferers of low back pain, neck pain, muscle soreness and stiffness, migraines and headaches, and joint dysfunction. The three main manual therapies used at Meridian are:
• Muscle Energy - This technique uses special positioning and your own muscle
contractions to bring your body back into balance.
• Jones Point - This gentle technique uses easy movement to put you in a position of
comfort which naturally allows your muscles to reset.
• Chapmen Reflex Points - This technique stimulates into healing the small discrete bumps
that occur under the skin as a response to pain and dysfunction.
Jones Points, Strain, Counter-strain -
This manual therapy technique is ideal for reducing chronic muscle soreness and/or acute muscle spasm in the body. The advantage of this technique is that it is extremely gentle on the client. By placing the tender point of the body in the position of greatest comfort, the body can reset and the client is able to experience pain relief and tension release. This technique is highly effective for sufferers of headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, tendinitis, chronic muscle soreness, symatic joint dysfunction and acute muscle spasms.
Muscle Energy –
The Muscle Energy Technique is a treatment used by physical therapists and massage therapists to increase muscular range of motion, reduce pain, and increase muscle tone. Muscle Energy is an active massage that requires the patient’s participation. By actively guiding the patient’s muscles in a controlled force/counterforce manner, the muscles are stimulated towards healing.
We know that it isn’t always convenient for our clients to have to go home to shower after their treatment. That’s why we put in a complete changing room with a full shower. Our onsite shower facilities mean that you can shower, change, and leave Meridian ready to take on your day.