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What is Physiotherapy?

A Holistic Approach

Physiotherapy works to improve your mobility and health by reducing pain and the risk of injury. In many cases, an injury is caused by different factors working together. For example, persistent back pain may be triggered by a combination of poor posture, being overweight, repetitive work-related activities and incorrect technique when playing sport. Physiotherapy aims to treat the back pain, but also to address the factors which contribute to the cause. This approach aims to reduce the risk of the injury happening again. Contrary to popular belief, physiotherapists aren't limited to the rehabilitation of sports injuries and back pain. Physiotherapists can also work with ergonomic assessments and workplace safety ensuring your working posture does not cause you problems in the future.

A Range of Therapies

Physiotherapists draw upon a wide range of therapies, tailored to suit your individual needs. Some of these therapies include:

  • Manual therapies - such as massage, stretching, manual resistance training, joint mobilisation and manipulation , including spinal mobilisation.
  • Electrotherapy techniques - such as ultrasound, Interferential, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS).
  • Exercise programs - such as Clinical Pilates, posture retraining, muscle strengthening, cardiovascular training and stretching.
  • Other services - taping and splinting, dry needling, correcting flawed sporting techniques, orthotic fitting, providing or offering information on equipment aids such as wheelchairs, walking frames and appropriate sporting shoes.

What is Active Isolated Stretching

The body's skeletal musculature in built in such a way, that each muscle has an opposing pair. When movement occurs, one muscle of the pair contracts whilst the other one relaxes. This is part of the basic principle of Active Isolated Stretching.

When we want to stretch a muscle using AIS we contract the opposing muscle to make sure that the muscle to be stretched is relaxed. Stretching relaxed muscle tissues allows for a deeper and safer stretch. We stretch the muscle to its natural barrier and then through the barrier but only for 2 seconds so as not to trigger the stretch reflex. By stretching through the natural barrier, we are able to stretch the elastic connective tissue such as the tendons, the fascia and the muscle tissue itself, thus achieving maximum mobility in each joint.

Active Isolated Stretching achieves maximum range and mobility in muscle, connective tissue and joints, thus achieving optimum performance with no adverse effects. At Active Stretch, our success has been based on outstanding results from an improved mobility and more aligned structure.

So come and try it for yourself and feel the benefits!


What is Myotherapy

Myotherapists assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body.

Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a 'deep ache', 'tightness' or 'tenderness' in an area. It can vary in intensity and radiate to other areas. Other symptoms can include reduced range of motion of muscles and joints, stiffness, fatigue, weakness, numbness or a tingling sensation. There are many other symptoms depending on the condition and patients can have one or many symptoms.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call +852 2801.4801 or email us at info@physio-central.com



Our services
Our services
We provide a range of physiotherapy services and rehab services to individuals in Hong Kong.
What is…
What is…
Our treatments are designed to get you better, quicker. Find out more about Physiotherapy, AIS and Myotherapy.
Meet our Team
Meet our Team
We are a team of specialists with many years experience providing expert physiotherapy.
Our Courses
Our Courses
We run various courses for therapists looking to broaden their skillsets.