Injuries and Rehabilitation

Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injuries and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational, and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.

Injuries and Rehabilitation

Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy utilises the principles of Sport and Exercise sciences, incorporating physiological and pathological processes to prepare the patient for training, competition and, where applicable, work.

Our Registered Sports Therapist has a special interest in treating back pain and injuries to the back. In addition to this, his knowledge and understanding of sports and exercise, together with his therapeutic abilities and experience enables him to apply the necessary rehabilitation principles to help you achieve the optimum levels of recovery.

The knowledge and expertise you can expect from our Sports Therapist include:

  • Utilising Sports & Exercise principles to optimise performance, preparation and injury prevention programmes.
  • Providing immediate care of injuries and Basic Life Support in recreational, training, and competitive environments.
  • Assessing, treating, and where appropriate, referring on for specialist advice and intervention.
  • Providing appropriate Sport and Remedial Massage in a Sport and Exercise context.
  • Planning, implementing, and reviewing appropriate injury rehabilitation programmes.
  • Back Pain
  • Injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Limited Mobility
  • Muscle Tightness
  • General Aches & Pains
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prevention Advice
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Injuries and Rehabilitation

Myofascial Release Treatment

Myofascial Release is a type of manual therapy often used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, ‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘Fascia’ means band. Myofascial pain syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by sensitivity and tightness within the myofascial tissues. These tissues surround and support the muscles throughout your body. The pain usually originates from specific points within the myofascial tissues called “trigger points”. This treatment focuses on reducing pain by easing the tension and tightness at these trigger points.

The therapist will begin stretching the areas that feel rigid with light manual pressure. Which aids the tissue and supportive sheath in releasing tightness. The process is repeated multiple times on the same trigger point and on other surrounding trigger points until the therapist feels the tension begin to dissipate. The areas where the therapist is working may not be near where the pain originates or where you feel the pain most prominently. Myofascial release works upon the broader network of muscles that might be causing your pain. It tries to reduce tension throughout your body by releasing trigger points across a broad section of your muscular system.

  • Increase flexibility
  • Release fascial blockages and restrictions
  • Improve muscle function
  • Break up knots and releases trigger points
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Injuries and Rehabilitation

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio taping is the bright tape commonly seen on competing athletes. It was invented by Japanese Chiropractor Dr Kenzo Kase in 1970s, and is a technique which has been brought into the limelight by some well known sports personalities, but it is also suitable for many non sporting related injuries.

There are several benefits associated with the use of Kinesio Taping, including it’s ability to correct the alignment of weak muscles, and facilitating joint motion as a result of the tape’s recoiling qualities. In addition to this, the tape is thought to lift the skin, increasing the space below it, which can result in increased blood and lymphatic flow, and in return relive pain and enhance recovery from injury.

The tape itself is extremely thin, and made from elastic rather than cotton, so it is very stretchy. The tape is applied whilst stretched, allowing it to “recoil” after being applied, therefore creating a pulling force against the skin or muscle that it is applied to. The direction or pull, the shape, and the location of the tape all play a role in how it functions to suit your individual needs. 

  • Alleviates Pain
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Relaxes Muscles
  • Enhances Performance
  • Complements Rehabilitation
  • Supports Muscles During Activity
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Traditional Strapping

You’ve probably seen it before, the brown or white tape strapped to a person’s arms, knees, or ankles (to name a few). From the sports field to the gym, people have decided to use strapping as a means of injury management throughout training or competition.

Some use tape in sports to prevention injury, by restricting joint and muscle movement, therefore reducing the potential risk for injury. Others use strapping after an injury has occurred to support tendons and ligaments, and to enable functional movement of the skeletal structure during exercise.

Traditional strapping tape is non-elastic, and is wrapped tightly around an injured joint or muscle to provide rigid support, and to restrict movement. This form of tape can only be worn for short periods of time, after which it must be removed to restore both movement and circulation

  • Relieve Pain
  • Improve Joint Stability
  • Enhance Athlete Confidence
  • Reduce Injury Recurrence
  • Prevent Injury
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