Regain Pain Management has over 30 years combined experience treating clients with debilitating chronic pain, persistent muscular tightness, long term headaches/migraines, sciatica, lower back pain, and other sporting, occupational and general musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.
Increase muscle length and reduce tension
This technique is based on the theory of reciprocal inhibition: the muscles on one side of a joint will relax when the muscles on the other side of the joint contact.
This is done through application of manual pressure by the physical therapist. It can be used to increase range of motion, lengthen muscles in spasm or shortened and strengthen muscles.
Ungluing the restrictions that build up over time
A manual technique performed to break up any adhesions that are causing restrictions in the body.
These adhesions can consist of fibrous tissue (scar tissue), inelastic tissue, tissue fluids or any other tissue that is misaligned.
The goal of this treatment is to realign the tissue and remove restrictions, allowing muscles the freedom to move easier.
Bringing balance to the body
The focus of this treatment is to identify, then correct any postural problems that you may have.
These problems can negatively influence muscle function and structural alignment throughout the entire body, which can cause impairments and movement related problems that ultimately lead to injury, disfunction and pain.
With most people sat at computers during the workday, head forward and rounded shoulder postures are becoming more common, and over time can lead to pain and dysfunction in the upper back, neck and also restrict breathing, which in turn can lead to other symptoms.
We do a full comprehensive postural assessment at your first appointment to identify any areas that might be contributing to your pain.
Getting muscles to fire in the correct sequence – great for sports people
Over time, the body will often “cheat” and recruit muscles to compensate in order to maintain function, if it detects an imbalance that prevents us from breathing or moving properly.
Simple changes to incorrectly functioning muscles allow the body to make immediate shifts towards resilience, strength and speed. The results are incredible.
An Activated body will quickly change from a state of tension and pain, to a strong relaxed state of excellent performance. When we do the right thing, the body responds immediately.
Be Activated is used globally by elite sports teams, celebrities, the fitness industry and health practitioners alike. As well as treating injuries and enhancing sporting performance, it’s a powerful tool for stress management, and can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.
Working with the connective tissue to free restrictions that cause chronic pain
Myofascial release is a hands on technique done on the skin without oils. We are specialists in this therapy, and find it is very effective in reducing pain and dysfunction anywhere in the body.
By looking at the whole body to identify areas of restriction, we can then use gentle sustained compression on specific areas as we work toward getting your fascial system to soften and lengthen.
Fascial restrictions can create bizarre symptoms such as pain, tingling or burning some distance from the originally affected area as the strong fascia binds down on pain sensitive structures like nerves and blood vessels.
Fascia wraps and entwines around every single structure of the body, right down to cellular level, and its health and flexibility is key to our well being and our ability to perform whatever activities we need to or want to.
When it becomes injured through trauma, whether physical or emotional, it tightens down in response. Over time, the many tight areas pull on the rest of the interconnected fabric much like when you pull a thread on a sweater, causing our bodies to move in misalignment.
After releasing these restrictions clients often report a feeling of lightness, like weight has been lifted from the affected area after treatment, particularly after neck and shoulder treatments.
A blend of therapies used to bring balance and harmony back to the body
The ‘hands-on’ approach, sometimes referred to as ‘bodywork’ is what we do best. We take a whole-body approach to our treatments, identifying areas of restriction that are impacting on other areas of the body.
It will be the premier method that we will adopt to help remove restrictions in tissue. Along with removing these restrictions, manual therapy will promote relaxation, decrease pain, improve flexibility, strengthen tissue, and help improve movement patterns.
Manual therapy will consist of soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, Be Activated – muscle activation, stretching, strengthening, massage, muscle energy techniques and increased proprioception.
Based on an initial word-of-mouth referral I’ve seen Mat four times over the last couple of years, with various running related ailments and injuries.
He has resolved each one, the worst of which was a hamstring problem last year which was getting worse over three months. He fixed it in one hour and it’s never returned.
His knowledge of anatomy, how muscles interact and how pain refers is a real eye opener. A true professional and master of his discipline. 100% recommended.
I’ve had shoulder, neck and back pain for around two years now, I’ve been having weekly sessions with Mathew for about five weeks now, moving onto more spaced out ones and I can honestly say my muscles feel so much more relieved!
I still have the odd twinge so I’m still having a session every other week and it’s amazing, it’s relaxing, soothing and on top of this Mathew provides some highly entertaining and thought provoking conversations (providing that you’re also forthcoming with interesting thoughts!)
I would highly recommend his services to everyone with ongoing pain!!!!
Seriously feel like you have worked a miracle on my foot! I have been having steroid injections twice a year since 2008 and have been told by two consultants that my foot would eventually need operating on but to continue with steroid injections because of my age.
After one session, you have done more for the pain in my foot than any doctor has done in seven years! A complete joke that I have had severe pain in the ball of my foot caused by the tendons and ligaments connecting been so tight.
I can’t thank you enough! My only regret is that I didn’t ask you to look at it sooner. The only reason I didn’t was because I was convinced that the specialists were right and that nothing could be done.
You are a legend Mathew and anyone with any pain should see you despite what doctors say!
Had my first session with Mathew yesterday after years of neck / shoulder / upper back pain from my shocking posture.
He explained everything so well and I felt really at ease with him. I have been to the physio a few times, however sadly I didn’t really get any relief from the therapy.
I can honestly say my shoulders feel so much lighter it’s unbelievable, the tension and ache has also reduced. I would recommend to anyone.
Mathew really knows his stuff and it made me look at the pain from another angle. I found the therapy very interesting.
Thanks again Mathew, I’ll be back in touch to book my follow up appointment!
Stumbled across Regain Pain Management by chance on Groupon, wasn’t sure what to expect. I have had my disc removed but have always had a numbness in my left leg and my foot … sometimes looking like I had a limp.
I have seen three different Physios, had deep tissue massage but have only ever had results after my sessions with Mathew.
I cannot recommend him enough!! After the session I feel lighter … taller and relaxed. Amazing thank you. Suzanne