Boon Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre specialises in a wide range of medical services to get patients feeling healthier than ever before. And while we work hard to offer top-of-the-line treatments that help you feel better and get better, we also focus on preventative strategies to ensure you stay better for longer.
Cryotherapy is also known as ice application. Cryotherapy an effective way to treat injuries such as bursitis (inflammation and/or swelling of joints), tenosynovitis (inflammation of fluid-filled sheath that surrounds tendon) and tendonitis (inflammation or irritation of a tendon). Ice is believed to be able to control pain, reduce swelling and decreases discomfort after athletic reconditioning.
Cryotherapy has three to four stages of sensation;
First Stage: Uncomfortable feeling of cold
Second Stage: Stinging sensation
Third: Burning or aching feelings
A duration of 30 minutes is required to achieve a pain-relieving effect while lowering the temperature to the injured area. The metabolic rate and swelling of the tissue injury area will be reduced as well.
Thermotherapy is a treatment that involves the use of heat in therapy. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of soft tissues, decreasing joint stiffness, reducing pain, relieving muscle spasms, and increasing blood flow to speed up the healing process. The increased blood flow to the affected area helps better help by providing proteins, nutrients, and most necessary oxygen.
This treatment is beneficial for patients with arthritis, stiff muscles and injuries to the deep tissue of the skin.
Hot packs, paraffin wax and infrared radiation (IRR) are used to achieve the heating effect during treatment.
Cupping is a therapy that requires cups to be placed on the skin to create suction and left on the area for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the condition of the patient. This suction process will mobilise the blood and energy or “qi” flow and to promote the healing of a broad range of medical illness.
Patients can experience relief of pain, relaxation of stiff muscles, removal of congested blood and relief from chronic joint rheumatism after cupping therapy is being done. Pain caused by menstruation, venomous bites, dermatosis, common cold, the pain in the lumbar region and so on can be treated by cupping as it helps to remove the wind, cold, damp or heat from the patient.
Dry needling is a treatment where thin filament needles are inserted to stimulate the trigger points and helps in healing process. Trigger point is an extreme irritable point in muscles that is connected to a hypersensitive palpable nodule.
Dry needling treatment is different from acupuncture as the objectives and philosophy behind the use of dry needling is based on Western Neuroanatomy and modern scientific study of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems while acupuncture is based on ancient theories of traditional Chinese medicine.
Patients with healthy muscle will only experience very minor discomfort with insertion of these needles however if the muscles are sensitive, the patients will feel a sensation similar to muscle cramp. Side effects to dry needling may vary among individuals but typically, patients may only experience minor muscle soreness or skin bruising.
Electrotherapy is a treatment that uses electrical signals to interfere with the transmission of neural pain signals into the brain to slows down or distract the “pain message” from the nerve to the brain. Electrotherapy can increase the speed of tissue healing process.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or TENS is a very safe method of electrotherapy and widely used for a variety of painful conditions such as arthritis, low back pain, and nerve related pain. It can also stimulate the production of endorphins (natural pain relieving hormones). A small electrical device will deliver electrical impulses across the skin. Wires connect this TENS device to sticky pad electrodes which are placed on the skin in the pain area to allow a small and low-intensity electric charge to pass across the pain area.
Electrotherapy and TENS treatment is not addictive and has only very few side effects however it is unsuitable for patients with epileptics, pacemakers and certain other types of heart diseases, certain skin conditions and unknown causes of pain.
Joint mobilisation treatment is a passive hands-on movement technique applied to the patient’s stiff joint. This treatment has pain killing effects and is able to relief pain from joints. This treatment can be extremely effective when healing nerve or muscular injuries in patients.
Joint mobilisation is generally a very safe treatment and side effects are very rare. Some rare side effects are such as post treatment soreness which should last no longer than a few days, and pain during treatment which is momentary and passes off quickly after treatment.
Spinal Manual Therapy
Spinal manual therapy or spine care treatment refers to the hands-on treatment of spinal pain and encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by our highly trained physiotherapists. Spinal disorders include low back pain, chest pain, neck pain, and headaches. Spinal manual therapy or spine care treatment can relief back pain by reducing muscle tension, promoting the release of endorphins within the body to act as natural painkillers, restoring blood flow, and taking pressure off sensitive nerves or tissues.
Spinal manual therapy or spine care treatment is a very safe treatment, and side effects are very rare. Some rare side effects are such as light headiness (patients who receive neck mobilisation), post treatment soreness which should last no longer than a few days, and pain during treatment which is momentary and passes off quickly after treatment.
Soft Tissue Manipulation
Soft tissue manipulation is an umbrella term that covers a range of physiotherapy techniques that involves soft tissue movement. Soft tissue manipulation includes massage therapy, muscle energy techniques, trigger point release and deep transverse friction massage. The aim of this treatment is to improve the mobility of stiff and immobile soft tissues as well as tissue that has poor circulation due to inactivity or increased tension. Soft tissue manipulation can also prevent long-term recurrence of inflammation as it is used to help mobilise scar tissue.
This treatment involves movement of the affected tissues therefore it can be quite uncomfortable, particularly if the tissues are very tight or very deep structures. Our physiotherapists will be able to guide treatment to a level that our patients can tolerate.
Kinesio Taping Treatment
Kinesio taping treatment is a revolutionary soft-tissue injury treatment that relief and accelerates healing for sprains, strains, bruises, muscle tear and so on. This modern treatment encourages the body’s own capacity to heal by facilitating muscle activity and reduces swelling. This treatment is also widely used by athletes from all over the world.
House Call / Home Visit
At BOON PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE, we do understand that some people may not be able to travel the distance to our clinic yet still require treatment and assistance from our physicians and physiotherapists. Click here for more information.
Neuromuscular re-education is a therapeutic technique related to balance training. Patients with spine-related symptoms or those who are working to prevent recurrences from an underlying condition can also use this education therapy to improve their balancing, strength, coordination, posture, kinaesthetic sense and restore their soft tissue tone and elasticity. People of all ages can benefit from this training regardless of their past medical history or level of function.
At BOON PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE, we do not only do treatment of pain on our patients but we also educate them to prevent recurrences. Our physiotherapists will educate patients on correct posture, stretches, treatment plan, resting positions, and so on.
Here at BOON PHYSIOTHERAPY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE, we utilise functional rehabilitation regularly with our patients. Functional rehabilitation incorporates a series of customised exercises by our physiotherapists to strengthen muscles and tendons, improve stability and prevent injuries. All exercises are tailored to each patient’s specific needs and ailments. Our physiotherapists will also prescribe a detailed home rehabilitation programme for patients to follow in order to get patients heal faster.
Posture Screen Assessment
With our Posture Screen Assessment, patients can quickly know how their structural alignment looks like in about 2 minutes with an analysis. We will take two photos of the patient from the front and side. The full report of the evaluation can be printed and emailed to the patients immediately.
This assessment can show patients the connection between the structure of their body and how it affects their health. Many patients do not aware that the source of their terrible pain is mostly due to their poor posture. For the vast majority of patients, the actual problems have been there for years, maybe even decades. Hence, this assessment is not only looking at the patient’s symptoms, but attempting to correct the structure of the body, thus improving an essential aspect of health, optimal structural function. It is clear that good structural posture is essential.
Good posture is simple and eloquent by design in form and function. The body is designed to have the head, rib cage, and pelvis perfectly balanced upon one another in both the front and side views. If the posture is deviated from normal, then the spine also deviates from the normal healthy position.
Benefits of good posture
Reduced stress levels
Spinal protection and alignment
Increase of local blood circulation
Elimination of muscle imbalance which causes chronic aches and pains.
Decreased risk of injury when exercising or even everyday tasks.
and much more!