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functional
therapy

A cutting edge approach to functional therapy

Functional therapy

Did you know

we are based in

Nottingham

city centre?

Memberships from £33pm

sign up today
Functional therapy

Did you know

we are based in

Nottingham

city centre?

Memberships from £33pm

sign up today
  • Unique and inspirational training environment
  • Individualised training programme
  • Cardio machines that can synchronise with most fitness apps
  • Our own fit cloud application, including guidance and pictures
  • Regular evaluations with your personal fitness Guru

functional
therapy

Functional therapy

Kinetik’s new home in Nottingham city centre is the perfect place to receive the highest quality functional therapy.

Our injury rehabilitation and prevention programme will ultimately reveal the root cause of the injury, with a full screening of your joints and muscles to locate the area of damage. Within our functional therapy sessions, we will get you up and moving so you can perform your day-to-day activities in front of us, which helps us assess your needs and requirements from us.

We will put together a unique plan of techniques to get you back to normal in no time. Some common techniques we use include, dynamic stretching, tool-assisted massage, kinesio taping and tri-planar movement.

Our functional therapy sessions are a cutting edge approach to injury rehabilitation and prevention.

Guarenteed results. To book a functional therapy session or to speak to one of our therapists and find out more about what it entails, please contact us today on 0115 697 0000 or using the link below.

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injury prevenention & rehabilitation

Functional therapy is a modern approach to injury treatment, pain management and injury prevention. Firstly, you will have a full bio-mechanical screening to assess your joints and muscles. We aim to find the cause and root of the injury, not the site of the pain. Once we have discovered your dysfunctional areas, a unique plan will be put together to get you "pain free".

We use various techniques to get you moving and feeling better. The best thing about functional therapy is that we don't lie you down and treat you on a coach. We get you moving, stood up and performing movement patterns that will replicate your functions in everyday life. Whether that is playing a sport, working in an office, gardening or picking up the kids. You should be able to move without aches and pains, and that is what we aim to do.

Read on to learn more about the techniques we use and which treatments may work best for you...

treatment techniques: click for further details

TRI-PLANAR MOVEMENT

Everyone moves in three dimensions.

  • The Sagital Plane (forwards and backwards movement)
  • The Frontal Plane (any side to side movement)
  • The Transverse Plane (any twisting or rotational movements).

Tri-planar movement is any movement that occurs through all three planes of motion.

Since most daily activities involves the use of all three planes of motion, exercises that are tri-planar are said to be more functional. If your body becomes locked down or dysfunctional in 1,2 or all 3 planes then injuries, aches and pains can occur.

By getting you balanced in all three planes, your everyday functions will be more effective. At Kinetik, we believe in movement first. Sometimes just getting you moving in all directions can free off joints and muscles which can relieve pain and soreness.

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ASSISTED DYNAMIC STRETCHING

Assisted Dynamic Stretching or ADS for short (sometimes called FMR), is the manipulation of your bones in optimal sequencing so that your joints and muscles move and react in the right way. In the short term, this can be very effective for correcting imbalances, reducing tightness, easing pains and rehabilitating or preventing injuries.

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TOOL ASSISTED MASSAGE

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) is a unique technique that is used to massage superficial fascia. Fascia is connective tissue intertwined around the whole body, sometime fascia can become dysfunctional and restricted. The tool works to massage restricted fascia to increase Range of Movement (ROM). The technique can be applied to fascia and muscles statically or through movement. The results can be instant and long lasting.

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KINESIOLOGY TAPING

Kinesiology Tape or simply Kinesio Tape was developed in the 1970’s. However since the Beijing Olympics in 2008 it has become more and more popular with professional athletes and the general public. You may have seen athletes sporting the bright coloured tape at the London 2012 olympics. Kinesio tape is a type of thin, elastic tape that is able to stretch up to 120-140% of it’s original length. As a result, if the tape is applied to a patient on a stretch greater than it’s normal length, it will “recoil” after being applied and therefore create a pulling force on the skin or muscle that it is being applied to.

This unique elastic property allows much greater range of motion compared to traditional white athletic tape and can also be left on for long periods of time before needing to be reapplied. Benefits include correcting the alignment of weak muscles as well as facilitating joint motion as a result of the tape’s recoiling qualities. Additionally, the tape can lift the skin, increasing the space below it, allowing for better blood flow and circulation of lymphatic fluids (swelling). This increase in the interstitial space can also lead to less pressure on the body’s nociceptors, which detect pain, and stimulation of mechanorecepters (movement receptors), which can result in better overall joint proprioception (balance and stability).

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