SPEC Fitness offers orthopaedic assessment as well as muscle testing and strengthening.  We are able to help you work on issues already adressed by your chiropractor or physiotherapist.

To reduce or eliminate pain and increase range of motion and muscle strength, we offer:

  • Treatment of cervical strains (acceleration, deceleration, rotational whiplash) and lower/ upper extremities
  • Restoration of length tension relationships between musculature
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Trigger Point Therapy (TrPs)
  • Deep Transverse Frictions (DTF)
  • Muscle stripping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pin and stretch methods

The goal is to enhance and promote recovery by stimulating blood circulation through removal of scar tissue adhesions, realigning muscles fibres, flushing and removing waste metabolites, and working on re-activating dysfunctional muscles and regaining a functional range of motion.

These services are designed for the client who is already working with their chiropractor or physiotherapist.  We continue to provide treatment alongside your therapist to aid a speedy recovery and a smooth transition from the end of your treatment and returning to optimal function.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation or Simply IASTM is a new range of tools which enable clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction.  The technique itself is said to be a modern evolution from Traditional Chinese Medicine called Gua Sha.  Gua Sha was not used to treat musculoskeletal conditions but was traditionally applied along meridiens to move the bad chi out through the skin. IASTM is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its effectiveness and efficiency, while remaining non-invasive.

How does it work?

IASTM is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, break down scar tissue, encourage rapid localization, and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. As in any manual therapy treatment, supplementation with exercises and additional modalities (e.g. joint mobilization) should be used in conjunction with IASTM.