Tagged as treatment modalities

Kinesiology Taping (K-Tape) Explained

  What is Kinesiology Taping (K-Tape)? Kinesiology Taping first ‘hit the headlines’ at the 2012 Olympic Games, when we started to see athletes sporting the brightly coloured funky tape.  We at the Rehab Hub believe it to be a beneficial modality – most useful when applied correctly and used to support soft tissue treatment, exercise prescription, […]

What is Ultrasound?

  What is Therapeutic Ultrasound? Therapeutic Ultrasound is a treatment modality that has been used by practitioners all over the world since the 1940’s.  It should not be confused with Ultrasound Imaging used to assist in the diagnosis of injury or condition. Therapeutic Ultrasound works by generating soundwaves through the vibration of crystals within the […]

Dry Needling and Acupuncture – what’s the difference?

Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture We regularly use a technique called Dry Needling which is beneficial for restoring normal muscle integrity and tone, kick-starting the healing process and reducing pain.  We are often asked; “What is the difference between Acupuncture and Dry Needling?” and “How does Dry Needling work?” Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCA) and Dry Needling […]

What is Dry Needling?

  What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is beneficial for the treatment of many myofascial complaints.  It can be used to help and relieve trigger points, increase range of motion, decrease muscle ‘tone’ and relieve pain. At the Rehab Hub it is considered for use (with your informed consent) as a treatment modality within a […]

Sports Massage Explained

  What is Sports Massage? Sports Massage is very hands-on and incorporates a variety of techniques to help positively influence the body’s soft tissues such as muscle, tendon and fascia.  It relieves problematic muscle tension, scar tissue and adhesions by breaking them down.  This can improve function, mobility and provide pain relief. Due to the increased […]

Sports Nutrition Explained

  What is Sports Nutrition? Sports Nutrition is the study and practice of nutrition and diet for improving performance.  It is vital in both endurance and strength sports even at an amateur level – fuelling ‘hobby’ runners or cyclists, or helping people lose fat/weight or increase muscle mass.  A well prepared and executed nutrition programme deals with the consumption of […]

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