Michael believes in the use of hands on high quality treatment and uses joint mobilisations and massage as a regular part of his treatment. He also has the use of a traction bed for backs and necks, interferential, ultrasound and a range of other modalities and treatments to help speed healing and reduce pain.
Exercise also forms a strong part of the recovery from injury in physiotherapy. Michael will provide patients with a range of exercises to help them stretch tight muscles, strengthen weak areas and speed up their rate of recovery.
Each set of exercises is tailored to the patient’s particular injury and needs and presented to them in a folder. That way if the pain restarts again at a later date the first thing they do is pull out the folder and start the exercises again.
In 2014 Michael attended the Level 1 Foundation Headache Course (20 hours), and has attended the 2 day Watson Headache® Institute, Level 2 Consolidation Headache Course titled “The Role of C1-C3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache”. The course was held on 19th and 20th September 2015, in Sydney, Australia and presented by Dean H Watson, Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. For further information, go to: www.WatsonHeadache.com.
The course comprised 14 hours and was based on the Watson Headache® Approach, a protocol for the skilled assessment and management of the upper cervical (neck) spine in headache and migraine conditions. The Watson Headache® Approach is recognised as a scientifically researched method of examination and treatment.
The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unparalleled. It can confirm if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved. There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation. Its unique and powerful feature involves temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of usual head pain. For further information, go to: www.WatsonHeadache.com.
In 2017 Michael completed the Watson Headache Institute Level 3 (final course) and became a Watson Headache Certified Practitioner. He has also gained extensive experience working in a dedicated headache and migraine clinic for since 2016.
At our physiotherapy practice we have access to a range of exercise and strengthening equipment on site for use by our patients to help speed their recovery and improve strength.
Our motto is Less Pain, More Movement and Better Strength and our physiotherapists use every skill they have to achieve these results for every patient.