OUR SERVICES

At Trident MT we offer a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. As research suggest there is no one sized fits all management procedure for optimising function. We use the latest evidence based approaches in manual therapy in conjunction with  exercise to facilitate more efficient movement patterns.  Whether its managing an acute injury or identifying movement faults in sports specific skills, the team at Trident MT are invested wholeheartedly in making you feel and move better!

CHIROPRACTIC

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.

IASTM

IASTM or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation utilises a tool to apply load to soft tissues. This tool is used in conjunction with other therapy to enhance movement and alter the tone in muscles faster. A change is muscle tone is perceived through the neural system and thus the aim of this modality is to create a mechanical input into this system. Restricted, adhered or dormant myofascial tissue is addressed with the application of this technique.

ACTIVE RELEASE SOFT TISSUE WORK

Various muscle release techniques are utilised at Trident MT. Active release work enables the tissue tone to be altered under a slight load allowing an immediate and more effective change and tolerance to stretch. This technique treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT ASSESSMENTS (SFMA)

The SFMA is a screening tool used to observe asymmetries and alterations in bio-mechanics in several basic movement patterns. It aims to identify the cause of symptoms not just the source of pain or tissue in lesion by breaking down dysfunctional movements and diagnosing their root cause as either a mobility problem or a stability/motor control issue. Many patients find this tool useful as chronic ongoing issues can be resolved via cuing of specific muscles to gain range of motion and alleviate pain, therefore getting the most out of their bodies.

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

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