The Niel-Asher Technique
Is a 'natural' method of treatment that utilizes the body's own healing mechanisms. No drugs, no surgery.
The technique uses a specific and unique sequence of manipulations and pressure points to the shoulder joints and soft-tissues. In essence, these can be thought of as 'inputs' into the nervous system.
The technique has been in use since 1997 and has been adopted and approved by Doctors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, and Chiropractors in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
NAT works with the body, listening to the body's wisdom - not by forcing the arm into the restricted ranges but by applying gentle stimulation to muscles whilst they are resting. NAT is used in treatment of following conditions:
What is Frozen Shoulder? (Adhesive Capsulitis)
Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) is a common and debilitating condition. It is a clinical diagnosis and is only very rarely the result of an underlying illness or pathology. FSS is common, affecting 2-5% of the population. One of the many enigmas is that, once cured it (almost) never comes back again.
What is rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT)?
Rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain and weakness. Interestingly, most of the current evidence points away from swelling of the tendons and towards internal damage and thinning/weakening as the cause by as much as 95%. It can lead to a range of symptoms, from pain to pinching and is often associated with night pain and decreased range of motion in certain positions
Shoulder arthritis is when the cartilage connecting the ball and socket joint starts to wear away. In a normal healthy shoulder, the ball (humerus) and socket (glenoid) are covered in ultra-smooth cartilage. If you've developed arthritis, it means that little by little this cartilage is wearing away. Without the proper layer of protective cartilage, the bones rub against one another. Your shoulder becomes stiff and painful as with a frozen shoulder.
Biceps Tendinitis (Long Head Biceps - LHB)
Pathology of the LHB is implicated in a range of shoulder problems from frozen shoulder syndrome to rotator cuff tendinopathy. It is almost always present in frozen shoulder syndrome to some extent. Biceps means literally two-heads. The short head provides about 85% of the power and the long head about 15%. Damage can occur from trauma or falls on outstretched hands, it is commonly tweaked reaching behind the body to the back seat of the car etc...