Osteoarthritis Therapy

Slows down the progression of OA,decreases cartilage damage and reduces inflammation.

Are you suffering from Any of these?

What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Arthritis is a general term that means inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (also called OA), commonly known as wear and tear arthritis, is the most common type of arthritis.

It is a chronic joint disease that is characterised by damage to the joint which would affect synovial fluid, cartilage, bones, muscles, blood supply and nerves. It happens when the protective cartilage that covers the tips of our bones are gradually worn down and this causes the bone to rub against another bone, which leads to pain and eventually loss of function. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, this disorder generally affects weight bearing joints such as the knee joint, hip, spine and the joint in our hands.

Here are ways that OA may affect different parts of the body:

  • HipsPain is felt in the groin area or buttocks and sometimes on the inside of the knee or thigh.
  • KneesA “grating” or “scraping” feeling when moving the knee.
  • Fingers Bony growths (spurs) at the edge of joints can cause fingers to become swollen, tender and red. There may be pain at the base of the thumb.
  • FeetThe big toe feels painful and tender. Ankles or toes may swell.
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What causes Osteoarthritis?

There are several factors that increase a person’s chances of developing osteoarthritis. These include:  

With ageing, the water content of the cartilage increases and the protein makeup of cartilage degenerates. Repetitive use of the joints over the years causes damage to the cartilage that leads to joint pain and swelling. This may be due to bodily changes that come with ageing, such as weakening muscles, weight gain, and the body becoming less able to heal itself effectively.

Injuries contribute to the development of osteoarthritis. For example, athletes who have knee-related injuries may be at higher risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knee. In addition, people who have had a severe back injury may be predisposed to develop osteoarthritis of the spine.

Some people have an inherited defect in one of the genes responsible for making cartilage. This causes defective cartilage, which leads to more rapid deterioration of joints. People born with joint abnormalities are more likely to develop osteoarthritis, and those born with an abnormality of the spine (such as scoliosis or curvature of the spine) are more likely to develop osteoarthritis of the spine.

Obesity increases the risk for osteoarthritis of the weight-bearing joints such as knee, hip, and spine. Maintaining ideal weight or losing excess weight may help prevent osteoarthritis of these areas or decrease the rate of progression once osteoarthritis is established.

Overuse of certain joints increases the risk of developing osteoarthritis. For example, people in physically demanding jobs requiring repeated bending of the knee are at increased risk for developing osteoarthritis of the knee.

Joints can get out of the right position when there’s not enough support.

People with rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common type of arthritis, are more likely to develop osteoarthritis. In addition, certain rare conditions, such as iron overload or excess growth hormone, increase the chance of developing OA.

The relationship between Oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Osteoarthritis

  • Oxidative stress is a main causative factor in the pathogenesis of OA
  • Excessive free radicals cause oxidative stress which leads to cartilage dysfunction and degeneration
  • Excessive Free Radicals also causes inflammation in joints and muscles, thereby causing further damage to the cartilage

 

Oxidative stress happens when there is an imbalance between the number of free radicals and antioxidants (substances which can protect cells against free radicals) in our body. This is particularly harmful as it can lead to cell and tissue damage. Oxidative stress is considered a main causative factor in the pathogenesis of OA. Many pro-inflammatory mediators or free radicals are elevated in OA, including Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), and Reactive Nitrogen Species (RNS).

The excessive production of free radicals can harm cell functionality as it damages cellular lipids, proteins and DNA. Free radicals give rise to cartilage apoptosis/ cell death, thus accelerating articular cartilage dysfunction and degeneration.

OA is characterized by inflammation in the cartilage and synovial which results in the loss of joint structure and progressive damage to the cartilage. Inflamed articular cartilage remains a huge hurdle to treat due to the limited self-healing capacity of the cartilage which lacks nerves and blood supply.

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Our Proven Unique Approach

Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy

Research has shown that ROS plays an important role in OA progression. When production of the ROS overwhelms the antioxidant capacities of the cell, the progression of OA might be accelerated. Hydrogen therapy is one of the newest and most effective treatments to manage arthritis due to its role as a therapeutic antioxidant. It is able to selectively neutralize free radicals in the affected area combine with body manipulation, it reduces inflammation and prevents further damage to the joint, thereby slowing down the progression of OA. As hydrogen is the smallest molecule on earth, it is able to diffuse into the targeted cells without affecting the functions of other cells and organs.

Hydrogen Treatment

Potent and Selective Antioxidant properties of Hydrogen

  • Selectively neutralizes free radicals that cause cartilage dysfunction and degeneration
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Prevents further damage to the joint & slows down the progression of OA
  • Reduces pain & improves mobility
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Body Manipulation

Manipulation & mobilisation are manual techniques used by physios in order to improve the mobility and function of your soft tissues, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Manipulation is usually performed as a very fast, accurate movement on the neck or back area and provides pain relief and increases flexibility.

Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by physical therapists, physiotherapists to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it mostly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.

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Effective Results

Faster Recovery

Healthier Body

What to Expect

How Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy works?

As a one-stop healthcare centre in providing pain management and wellness therapy, our qualified Health consultants strive to provide the highest quality service to our clients. Our clients feel relaxed throughout the session as our treatments are comfortable, painless with no side effects.

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consultation

Consultation / Subjective Assessment

We listen and assess on client’s Current Complaint, General Health (Medical History, Medical Data, etc) and Social & Family History (Lifestyle, Genetic disease, work situation).
Osteopathic Structural Examination

Osteopathic Structural Examination

(General Observation of Gait, Posture Alignment, Muscle Bulk and Tone), followed by Functional Assessment (Quality of Movement, Pain during Movement, Active Range of Movement, and Muscle Strength).

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Palpation

Our physiotherapist will start Palpation tests to refine the source of the pain generation and identify the treatment points (eg Muscle Wasting, Knots, Spasm, Tenderness and Warmness).

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H2 Therapy OA

Hydrogen Therapy

Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy will begin by spraying hydrogen gas onto the area(s) of concern. Duration of the Hydrogen Gas spraying and the treatment points may vary from session to session, as it depends on the Client’s body condition.

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Manupulation OA

Manipulation

Our certified physiotherapist will then begin light manipulation on the respective problem areas to loosen the tight muscles and facilitate the H2 permeation process.

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stretching

Stretching and Strengthening exercises

Stretching and Strengthening exercises will be done together with the Client (especially important for those who are suffering from Pain) and Clients will be reminded to continue with the said exercises at home.

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What to expect during Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy

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What Our Clients Say

Saya dapat tahu pusat rawatan Hi bliss dari kakak ipar.Saya mengalami kulit kaki yang gatal dan bengkak kemerah merahan.Selepas membuat rawatan sebanyak lima kali dengan amira dan selepas banyak sesi terapi hidrogen dan air hidrogen...saya dapat tidur dengan sebaiknya.Amira,staff yang sangat baik dan peramah.Terima kasih diatas perkhidmatan yang baik.
Rokiah Harun
Rokiah Harun
07:39 18 Nov 20
Assalamualaikum. A pain for about six years. I went to many doctors. No work was done. By the grace of Allah, hi-bliss treatment is now much free from pain. I pray for them. May Allah reward them. Everyone is very friendly. Nurse Tiffanny in particular has taken a lot of care. Thanks everyone.
Yousuf
Yousuf
11:13 01 Nov 20
It’s of great pleasure to have my treatments in Hi-Bliss Penang. The detox package has helped to build my immune system. I can now say bye bye to my sensitive nose, skin itchiness and pimples. Nevertheless, I do feel my whole body’s stress is relieved after every treatment. Thank you Hi-Bliss!
Low Ai Mei
Low Ai Mei
08:49 17 Oct 20
Simon Yew
Simon Yew
09:45 16 Oct 20
Before start treatment, my neck and shoulder were very pain. After treatment around 1month, my pain has reduced a lot and left about 5-10% only. I very recommend this treatment for everyone who has pain surrounds their body. Thanks to my therapist, Natasha.
Ah Lek Lim
Ah Lek Lim
05:32 15 Oct 20
I first saw this therapeutic centre in the google i had severe back pain, after many sessions of hydrogen therapy and hydrogen water, am feeling much more better i can sleep well and my difficulty in breathing is gone, which i earlier suffered from.Staff is super nice and friendly especially my service provider nasren she is soo cute ☺😍.I would reccomend everyone suffering from a back pain to give it a try.The water is soo soul cooling i loved it 🌿🌸💮🕸
ugbad nour
ugbad nour
08:48 11 Oct 20
My dad has been experiencing pain and stiffness at the joints of his fingers since December last year. They were even swollen and couldn’t bend in January. I came across hi-bliss when I was checking for solutions online. After understanding the treatment process, we decided to give it a go. My dad could feel the pain relief on his fingers even after the first trial which surprised us. I should say the condition has improved by 70% after two and a half months continuous treatment. It may not have cured his condition, however, it does help a lot to relieve his pain and stiffness to both his hands especially the fingers and shoulders. On top of that we had a really pleasant experience with the friendly and professional staff too.
Ola Genki
Ola Genki
14:14 10 Oct 20
I suffered gout attack at my right ankle for more than 10 years. This March, I got a gout attack again at my right ankle, this time the pain did not go away for months. I attended to specialist and was told that I need surgery to overcome the pain. While seeking 2nd opinion and alternative treatment, I was introduced to Hi-bliss at Starling Mall for Hydrogen therapy.I was attended by therapist Amira, she is very caring and professional, she consulted my problems in detail and properly explained treatment that she is doing to me. I was very impressed! After 4 sessions my ankle pain and inflammation were vastly reduced. I then decided to continue with another 10 sessions with Amira, my ankle is now no more pain and I am able to walk without limping!Thank you Hi-bliss and Amira for helping me on my ankle pain.
Lee Joon Hin
Lee Joon Hin
12:43 10 Oct 20
The therapy at Starling Mall by Syu ,she did a good job ,help me release my tightness on my shoulder and neck. After treatment i can sleep well
Ong Lai
Ong Lai
05:51 23 Sep 20
The therapy itself is relaxing and effective (cyst is shrinking). For me, it is supplemented by soft-tissue manipulation/targeted massage and lymphatic drainage massage by the trained therapist on my problem areas. Staff are friendly and informative. Treatment is properly explained and suitable exercises are recommended as well. I find the staff caring as well.
Lilian Chee
Lilian Chee
03:27 03 Jul 20
So far I’ve satisfied with all experience & explanation of my therapist Ms Natasha.The therapy & her attendance to all my needs are very satisfactory.I had a frozen shoulder due to daily routine and now I feel much better.I recommend to everyone to experience Hi-bliss.
Nodira Umirshaykhova
Nodira Umirshaykhova
04:50 23 Jun 20
Familiar and good for me healthy, Penang center
Poy Poy Khor
Poy Poy Khor
04:09 18 Jun 20
This morning I felt dizzy and went to clinic and doctor told me my high blood too high 170 so I immediately came to Hi-Bliss at macalister road ask for treatment, Nurjasmi told me my high blood now 178, so i start doing the treatment by Nurjasmi, after 2 hrs treatment my high blood going down, I felt after the treatment really can see the results. Thanks to Hi-bliss and Nurjasmi that gave me the good services.
ONG SIEW KHUAN
ONG SIEW KHUAN
05:42 13 Mar 20
I'm suffering for neck/shoulder pain for almost 7 years and this treatment give me a very good improvement. I released a lots after the 1st treatment done on 2 weeks ago.I'm going to continue this treatment.If you are suffering the neck/shoulder pain like me, I would recommend you to come here to understand more @ hi- bliss hydrogen therapy at penang tropicana.Special thanks to my therapist~ Ms Jasmi.Thanks for your patient 😊😊😉😉
Jess Leong
Jess Leong
08:42 12 Mar 20
This Hi Bliss Centre gave me a really blissed n new treatment experience with the therapy done by Syu n Natasha. The after treatment has been very satisfactory n highly therapeutic n reduced pain levels.
Pakcik Mat
Pakcik Mat
08:10 27 Feb 20
I have positive results from treating built-up muscle knots in my neck and upper back area. The highlight of my experience in Hi-Bliss is Amirah my therapist who is both hospitable as well as knowledgeable in her craft...might I add she got strong hands too💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Don’t play play 🤭😉 😃 Overall a great experience. 👍🏼
Michelle Sweetooth
Michelle Sweetooth
15:02 21 Feb 20
Started Hi Bliss a few months ago for knee pain. Pleased with the services of Hi Bliss n still undergoing therapy for maintenance at my age . Blood circulation has improved overall n don’t feel tired easily. At this point am happy with the result achieved so far to maintain my health. Would like to add that Tiffany has been great in taking care of my complaints of pain here n there n very patient in teaching me the exercises. Thank you so much in helping me to maintain my general health👍👍😀😀
jen lim
jen lim
06:58 13 Feb 20
David Seow
David Seow
07:35 22 Jan 20
I'm very pleased with the service. Very big surprise was that the hump at the back of my neck has reduced quite substantially after 2 treatments. I've been trying to seek help from other massage places for a long time but to no avail. Staff & therapists are very polite and attentive. Well done.
Vivien Chan
Vivien Chan
04:33 22 Jan 20
我母亲是有坐骨神经痛和全身关节酸痛和双脚有麻脾的问题·经常半夜起来说全身痛不能入睡·有时拿着拐杖也走不到·须要坐輪椅·经过几次Hi-Bliss的治疗·母亲已经可以拿着拐杖走一小段路·双脚麻脾也好了70%·双脚也觉得有力·全身关节也好很多·没有这么痛。很感谢Hi-Bliss的帮助.因母亲之前只能靠止痛药耒止痛·现在已没在吃止痛药。在这里我非常感谢Hi-Bliss的帮助和冶疗。也很感谢Hi-Bliss的治疗师们.谢谢他们很有耐心的讲解和治疗·
Chai Yuen Tan
Chai Yuen Tan
06:11 15 Jan 20
My wife was the one who introduced me to H2 water. At first I was very skeptical. My wife daily drank H2 water in packet from a well known Japanese brand. Of course I wondered why she trusted the product so much.In the meantime, I did some research and one day we happen to be at Hi Bliss and thought I will try it. We both signed up for a package and I went for 2 sessions for OA knee problem.I was very surprised how quickly H2 gas could reduce inflammation in my knee. After one treatment I notice the pain I used to feel when I walked for a long time was gone.I decided to purchase the H2 water generator and have been drinking one litre a day. Although I have only started drinking now for 10 days I noticed the following changes.1. I have more energy. I no longer need my afternoon nap at office.2. I just did a whole day seminar today and was standing most of the time. I was not tired and there was no pain in my leg.My advise is. Read and learn as much as you can about H2 therapy. There are many scientific research on this subject. Try it and check it out.As a researcher, I found out that our body also generate H2 gas but because of the environment and life style etc, our body is not efficient in producing H2 gas now So when we drink H2 water, the H2 molecule which is the smallest molecule in the periodic table, is able to penetrate all parts of our organs and even inside the cells. Hence why H2 water is so effective.You also need to exercise, eat proper food and do the things that don't cause damage to your body.God bless.Dr. Paramsothy Vijayan
Vijayan P
Vijayan P
12:10 08 Jan 20
I had very bad backache till I couldn’t lift my hands up. My back fully relieved from pain after 3 times of intensive treatment within 5 days. Thanks to the supervisor and therapist for their professional service and patience.
Ean Huan Lim
Ean Huan Lim
04:30 06 Jan 20
I first came for treatment in a wheelchair and today I can walk w/o crutches.The personnel who dealt with me, mostly Nasren, but also Amy, Michelle and Cystina were extremely professional and dedicated, giving advice and offering commentary when needed, monitoring homework and progress, and showing a personal interest in my progress that I did not expect.I don’t know enough about physiotherapy to comment on the effect of the hydrogen treatment, but the results speak for themselves, and I’m certain that the work of the therapists, - especially Nasren since I was assigned to her -, is as thorough and earnest as it can be.
Jaime Bordes
Jaime Bordes
03:18 05 Jan 20
Great experience! Feel relieved after my session. Highly recommended!
sobia ali
sobia ali
09:14 02 Jan 20
SK Choong
SK Choong
08:17 01 Jan 20
After detox treatment, I manage to get a good night sleep. Nasren is very skillful.
S C Tan
S C Tan
08:06 01 Jan 20
On behalf of my husband, I have noticed his eyes is getting better than before as it was not red and itchy as previous after 2 sessions of eyes treatment. Thank for everyone efforts. =MC Fong=
Swee Fong Moo
Swee Fong Moo
15:43 31 Dec 19
Had 7 sessions of hydrogen therapy in hi-bliss for knee and muscle tightness pain. Christine and Zu were very helpful and attentive to my pain issues. Though it took longer for healing I really appreciated the care and concern that was given me. The massages and exercises helped too.
Cath Tan May Leng
Cath Tan May Leng
14:45 31 Dec 19
Excellent!
Mei Ling
Mei Ling
14:17 31 Dec 19
I have eczema and I found the treatment very effective. Therapists are also friendly and knowledgeable. Ambiance is good and my overall experience at hi-bliss was great!
Hsin Ping Lim
Hsin Ping Lim
13:03 31 Dec 19
Jun Jiang Pow
Jun Jiang Pow
12:12 31 Dec 19
I have shoulder pain recently and after I have done attending the first treatment of Hi-bliss therapy I have seen some some result on it and thanks for the therapist for providing an extra physio therapy in order for me to maintain my body condition~ Well Done 😄👍
Pods Wear
Pods Wear
12:30 30 Dec 19
alvin choo
alvin choo
12:25 29 Dec 19
I had my first nine sessions with the Penang branch, I must said it had treated my heel inflammation and pain problem. Especially the therapist Dating been most helpful in her technique in her manipulation and knowledge.She has provided good advice in after therapy excersie for more complete recovery at home. I must recommend this place to my friend who needs to have pain treatment in future
Cular ctchew
Cular ctchew
03:21 29 Dec 19
After initial few sessions, started seeing improvement. Can breath better, feeling less pain at shoulder and neck area.Continuing the treatment as its effective to reduce my high free radicals. Observing this improvement.
Ho Kwee Hong
Ho Kwee Hong
13:17 28 Dec 19
Ashley Tan
Ashley Tan
10:09 27 Dec 19
Thanks to Tiffanny and Natasha for their great service during my treatments.
Low kim suan
Low kim suan
13:39 25 Dec 19
wai meng Kok
wai meng Kok
06:32 25 Dec 19
I had injured my right hand from carrying too much grocery, which was too heavy for me, followed by continuous cooking for almost two hours. After five weeks, the pain was unbearable and many of my daily activities were disrupted because of the pain. A friend introduced me to Hi-Bliss Hydrogen Therapy. After 3 sessions, the pain was greatly reduced. The physiotherapist taught me to do simple exercises to stretch and strengthen my muscles. I continued with the therapy and now I can do almost all the chores at home and duties at work.
Teoh PhooiHong
Teoh PhooiHong
18:56 24 Dec 19
Sebelum theray terasa lenguh dibahu selepas buat rawatan di hi bliss rasa ringan dibahu dan sakit semakin berkurangan.
Norini Norini
Norini Norini
09:02 24 Dec 19
I have a chronic neck / shoulder pain and tried different forms of treatment. Finally decided to try Hi-Bliss about ½ year ago without having much expectation of improvement. But turns out the treatments were quite effective in relieving certain pain areas although not completely yet as the pain has been there for a long time. I am still going for the therapy on a regular basis. Tiffany is experienced and does a great job in carrying out the treatments which was comfortable. Overall the Starling Mall centre is well managed and staff are friendly.
ss lai
ss lai
14:07 23 Dec 19
I suffered from mild stroke that effect my vision on both eyes. One of my friends introduced me to Hi Bliss treatment. My vision suffered from a blind spot which disturb my vision. After a few sessions of eye tx and total body detox with HI BLISS treatment method, my vision became more clearer and sharper. Syu and Chris also give me good advised about Do and Don’t to improve my body conditions.I higly recommended HI BLISS to everyone as this hydrogen therapy is a very effective and powerful health treatments. It can also help many other health conditions . -TeoSA-
Sora Konoe
Sora Konoe
10:54 23 Dec 19
I had frozen shoulders. Syu is my therapist. Syu is very committed and really does her best to treat the customers. She is also a great listener and advisor to the customers. Before the therapy I was in pain and could barely lift my arms. After many sessions, I can now lift both my arms above my head. I highly recommend Hi-Bliss to everyone who has any health issues.
Airene HO
Airene HO
09:31 23 Dec 19
Service fantastic. Treatment is effective. Best.
Michael Wong
Michael Wong
07:26 23 Dec 19
My dad came to Hi-Bliss for a week.. he finds the hydrogen treatment able to reduce his current pain @ finger and knee point
Chai Fui Meang
Chai Fui Meang
09:41 22 Dec 19
It was really helped up to release my neck tension. It is really good
Melissa Lai
Melissa Lai
04:20 22 Dec 19
I brought my mom here after hearing some people having good improvement for treating knee pain due to osteoarthritis. After a session, she felt less pain in her knees and we decided to continue with some more sessions. She does not felt pain in 1 knee now which is really good, hopefully, the same will happen for her other knee soon. The team also help bring my mom to the entrance take Grab back, so its easier for me on transport. Thank you to Michelle, her therapist and the rest of the team for the good service.
Albert Wong
Albert Wong
02:55 21 Dec 19
I have the treatment since last year,. After treatment i feel my health condition improve a lot. Can sleep well and feel more energetic. The staffs at Starling outlet are very professional, specially Tiffinny.
SENG CHEE KHOR
SENG CHEE KHOR
13:24 20 Dec 19
The injury has improved quite a scale and with physiotherapist Michelle’s knowledge and information, it helps a lot to learn and DIY at home too besides coming over for scheduled treatment sessions. Will recommend to anyone who needs to recover or improve from any knots of injuries.
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Jin Kiat Teoh -
11:44 20 Dec 19
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FAQ

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that worsens over time, often resulting in chronic pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time.

Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. Joint pain and stiffness can become severe enough to make daily tasks difficult. Depression and sleep disturbances can result from the pain and disability of osteoarthritis.

  • Chronic pain that worsens over time
  • Joint swelling
  • Joint stiffness ~ usually occurs first thing in the morning or after resting
  • Tenderness around the joint
  • Clicking and grinding sensation
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of flexibility ~ limited range of motion that may go away after movement
  • Muscle weakness around the joint
  • Joint instability or buckling (knee gives out)

Hydrogen’s Potent Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties helps to:

  • Selectively neutralizes free radicals that cause cartilage dysfunction and degeneration
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Prevent further damage to the joint and slows down the progression of OA
  • Reduce pain and improves mobility

Each session takes approximately 1 ½ hours. We will start the session with Structural and Functional Assessment followed by Palpation, subsequently Hydrogen Gas spraying, then Manipulation and session ends with Stretching and Strengthening exercises.

The Structural Examination is conducted to observe Gait, Posture Alignment, Muscle Bulk and Tone. Whereas the Functional Assessment is to Quality of Movement, Pain during Movement, Active Range of Movement, and Muscle Strength. Palpation tests are conducted to refine the source of the pain generation and identify the treatment points (eg Muscle Wasting, Tenderness and Warmness).

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