Battlefield Acupuncture

Battlefield Acupuncture

Battlefield acupuncture to treat low back pain in the emergency department Battlefield acupuncture to treat low back pain in the emergency department – Battlefield acupuncture (BFA) is an ear acupuncture protocol used by the military for immediate pain relief. This is a pilot feasibility study of BFA as a treatment for acute low back pain (LBP) in an accident and emergency department (ED). Click here to continue reading. Battlefield Acupuncture Protocol Information Description The Battlefield Acupuncture protocol was developed by Col. Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH. It is designed to be administered quickly and easily in a variety of situations and delivers rapid pain relief. Results are often significant and long-lasting. Treatment is performed according to the following protocol: Treatment order is Cingulate Gyrus, Thalamus Point, Omega 2, Point Zero, Shen Men. Choose an ear (it doesn’t matter which ear) and insert a needle in Cingulate Gyrus point. Ask the patient to walk or move the painful part for 30 seconds. If there is no significant pain relief (at least 20%) move on to step 3. Insert a needle in Cingulate Gyrus point on the opposite ear from step 2. Ask the patient to walk or move the painful part for 30 seconds. If there is no significant pain relief (at least 20%) move on to step 4. Insert a needle in Thalamus point on the same ear as step 2. Ask the patient to walk or move the painful part for 30 seconds. If there is no significant pain relief (at least 20%) continue with Thalamus point in the opposite ear. Continue as above, in the correct...
Shockwave Therapy for Trochenteric bursitis

Shockwave Therapy for Trochenteric bursitis

Shockwave Therapy for Trochanteric bursitis- what is it? Shockwave therapy can be used to treat Trochanteric bursitis.  Trochanteric bursitis is an awful pain in the hip… it is inflammation of the bursa on the side of the hip. Bursae are fluid filled sacks that lie over bony prominences and allow muscles and tendons to move freely. This may also affect the tendons to the hip muscles. This is called Calcific tendonopathy. Trochanteric Bursitis and Calcific tendonopathy is a common cause of hip pain. What are the symptoms? • Pain on outside of the hip or thigh. • Often worse when walking and can cause limping. • Can disturb sleep especially if lying on affected side. • Swelling is sometimes observed on the side of the hip what are the causes? • Unequal leg length. • Altered biomechanics. • Repetitive activities. • Weak hip muscles. What’s the treatment? WATCH THE VIDEO Treatment of trochanteric bursitis (greater trochanteric pain syndrome [GTPS]) may include: relative rest, application of ice, injection of corticosteroids and local anesthetics, administration of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). So, what if you’ve done all of the treatment and you still have the pain!? The answer may lie with Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy (ESWT). Here at Therapy in Motion we use the Zimmer en puls Shockwave therapy machine manufactured in Germany. ESWT is a procedure where shock waves are passed through the skin to the injured part of the body, using a special device. Extracorporeal means outside of the body. The shockwaves are mechanical and not electric. They are audible, low-energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the injured...
Tool Assisted Massage

Tool Assisted Massage

What is Tool Assisted Massage? Tool assisted massage Decreases overall time of treatment Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery   The Tool assisted massage incorporates instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation techniques that enables clinicians to effectively detect and treat scar tissue and restrictions that affect normal function. • Separates and breaks down collagen cross-links, and splays and stretches connective tissue and muscle fibres • Increases skin temperature • Facilitates reflex changes in the chronic muscle holding pattern • Alters spinal reflux activity (facilitated segment) • Increases the rate and amount of blood flow to and from the area • Increases cellular activity in the region, including fibroblasts and mast cells • Increases histamine response secondary to mast cell activity Why is scar tissue a problem? Scar tissue limits range of motion, and in many instances causes pain, which prevents the patient from functioning as he or she did before the injury. How is scar tissue different from other tissue? When viewed under a microscope, normal tissue can take a couple of different fashions: dense, regular elongated fibres running in the same direction, such as tendons and ligaments; or dense, irregular and loose with fibres running in multiple directions. In either instance, when tissue is damaged it will heal in a haphazard pattern–or scarring–that results in a restricted range of motion and, very often, pain. How are the instruments used? The instruments are used to enhance the clinician’s ability to detect adhesions, scar tissue or restrictions in the affected areas. Skilled clinicians use the stainless steel instruments to comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies the areas of restriction. Once the...

Sports Massage UK | Chosen By Top Athletes

Ben is fortunate enough to work with some of the UK’s leading Athletes including football teams, runners, boxers, cyclist and motor sport racers. Over recent years Ben has been working with racing driver & Bentley ambassador Guy Smith, helping him to stay supple before a race and just as important helping him to recover after a race. This is what guy has to say about Ben. “I have been going to see Ben for the last 4 years and it’s been a vital part of my preparation and recuperation pre and post event. After seeing Ben I feel relaxed and fresh and ready for any challenge the race throws at me and after the race I have to admit you feel pretty second hand and fatigued that’s where Ben works his magic and gets me feeling like new so I can carry on training and preparing for the next race, I’m pretty sure with out this support my performance would be greatly...