Physical Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage
Repetitive Strain Injuries, Spinal/Joint Manipulation
Prior to qualifying and during training Alex worked with his late father the renowned Osteopath and Homeopath Nigel Vukovich.
In his techniques he places a lot of emphasis on physical therapy by using deep tissue massage to release muscular tension and relax the muscles with soft tissue procedures. He also incorporates MET procedures in his treatment. MET stands for ‘muscle energy technique' which is active muscular relaxation. This technique is invaluable for stretching and relaxing tight and contracted muscular tissue and releasing the pressure on the joints and enabling greater flexibility prior to any manipulation. This he feels is vital as tight contracted muscles are more prone to strain injuries and also have the capacity in chronic cases to pull the joints and spinal vertebrae out of alignment leading to musculoskeletal dysfunction and bad posture.
By employing the above techniques he has had a great deal of success in dealing with a wide range of sporting injuries and musculoskeletal discomfort. The most common are; whiplash, fibrositis, tension headaches, back leg and arm pain, pelvic imbalances and hyper mobility, sciatica, runners knee,muscular sprains and strains and repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow & golfers elbow.
Treatments last approx ½ hour after which specific exercise sheets are given to either strengthen various muscle groups or to help rehabilitate injuries or relieve muscular stress and tension.