Our primary aim is to determine your DIAGNOSIS.
We then use EVIDENCE BASED approaches to EDUCATE, TREAT and MANAGE patients.
The team at Trident are invested wholeheartedly in making you
Feel and Move better!
DIAGNOSIS OF CONDITION
An accurate diagnosis of musculoskeletal conditions through a detailed history and assessment. Allows us to educate and form a tailored management plan which is to your individual needs. A large emphasis is placed on diagnostics and objective measurements. This allows us to best track your progress back to the activities you love. Having an injury shouldn’t be a drag, we actively try to make you feel comfy and have a laugh whilst still displaying professionalism. The perfect balance ?
Chiropractic encompasses a vast array of techniques from manipulation,soft tissue work, and mobilisation to advice on movement. Our title as Chiropractors isn’t necessarily what defines us and therefore it may be better to explain how our skills from our degree are utilised in our clinic. We focus on the musculoskeletal system as a whole while assessing and addressing the biomechanics that are pertinent to creating robust human beings. Whether it be spinal or peripheral joints, strength in tissues, or motor control, we as Chiropractors are well equipped to aid in the restoration of function. When appropriate we will utilise joint manipulation, mobilisation, soft tissue therapy, dry needling and specific exercises to address dysfunction. Post injury rehabilitation strategies in conjunction with monitored exercise prescription are also an integral part of every treatment session. Specific Chiropractic techniques are just a small part of what we do as Chiropractors at Trident Manual Therapy.
SOFT TISSUE THERAPY
Soft tissue therapy aims to alter muscle tone, allowing an immediate change and tolerance to muscle stretch. This in combination with exercise aims to get you back moving.
Western Dry Needling uses acupuncture needles to unload local muscle tissue by creating a micro-inflammatory response and neuro-modulation of tone. This essentially can lower the firing rate of contraction and reduces muscle tension. Dry needling is used in conjunction with a multi modal approach to manage pain and movement dysfunction.
EXERCISE AND REHABILITATION
Exercise and Rehabilitation is important in the management of injuries and general health. We use individualised and progressive programs to help you build strength, improve flexibility and endurance.
At Trident we use Exercise to help you recover from injury, regain health and fitness.
With tailored rehabilitation plans specific to you and your injury, we aim to get you back to your goals.
GAIT AND MOVEMENT ANALYSIS
If you are a runner who wants to work on a running related injury, or look at improving performance wouldn’t it make sense to analyse your gait? Our run specific gait analysis and orthopaedic screen involves video capture of running patterns addressing: Body position during gait, Foot strike patterns, Asymmetries, Cadence, Range of motion, Motor control and more. This technique is not limited to just running, we often perform video analysis for specific skill development in rowing, powerlifting, cycling, squatting and a range of other sport specific movements. Management strategies are then addressed to combat the dysfunction found.
LASER GUIDED PROPRIOCEPTIVE RE-TRAINING
Laser guided movement is utilised to re-establish motor control and identify areas of weakness you wouldn’t otherwise know you’d have. It is also used to allow dissociation of limbs relative to trunk control further reinforcing control through movement.At Trident MT we have taken to creating a visual feedback tool for the purpose of re-patterning and rehab. Whilst typically a clinician would give you verbal feedback as to what to focus on and positioning through movement the laser allows you to focus on actively maintaining those movements and corrections using your own sense of vision. This type of therapy has gained more and more interest into the literature framework in rehabbing ACL tears, re-establishing cervical control, creating a functional approach to core stability etc