Sports Injury Help

Anyone can sustain a sports injury whether they are an elite professional, the recreational athlete or just the active individual going about their daily routine. The importance of gaining the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation cannot be underestimated, thus ensuring a speedy return to sport and daily life.

There are a wide variety of treatments available at many Sports Injury Clinics, all of which are provided by trained professionals, to ensure that the individual gets the most appropriate treatment and rehabilitation to suit their needs. All of the treatment’s come from the most up to date scientific research, thus enabling the therapist to tailor programs to suit individual injuries and circumstances.

At the sports injury treatment clinic a typical session include: musculoskeletal assessment, massage therapy, mobilizations, electrotherapy, physical therapy, postural assessment, nutritional advice and personal training.

Services offered by sports injury clinic:

Musculoskeletal Assessment

Following injury it is essential that a full musculoskeletal assessment is undertaken. Musculoskeletal assessment is a step by step process focusing on the elimination of the possible causes of the injury. This will ensure that whatever structures have been injured will be fully assessed to determine exactly what structures have been injured and thus being able to apply the best appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plan, thus enabling a prompt return to sport and or activities of daily living.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy has been used in not only the treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries but also in the preparation on recovery from sport and competition. There is little scientific evidence regarding the effects of massage therapy, largely due to testing being to invasive. Despite this lack of evidence, massage therapy continues to be one of the most widely used modalities in therapeutic practice.

Massage therapy has many claimed benefits, which include facilitating the healing process by increasing the flow of oxygenated blood into the area thus removing debris, reduction of swelling via lymphatic drainage, increases muscle tone and elasticity, it has also been found that massage releases the body’s own pain releasing properties. With the many benefits of massage comes with it some contraindications, please check with your therapist before embarking on a course of massage therapy.

Physical Therapy

Following injury to tissues they will sustain significant tissue damage, not only to the injured site, but due to inactivity the surrounding tissues will also suffer. When determining the best way to rehabilitate the injured area, close attention should be paid to not only the surrounding tissues but also the surrounding joints.

Each component of fitness, including range of motion, flexibility, gait, strength, proprioception, cardiovascular fitness to name but a few, should be reintroduced in a systematic manor to ensure that re-injury does not occur and that the return to activity is as efficient as possible.

Postural Assessment

On a daily basis whether its at work, out shopping, participating in sport, or just sitting around the house individuals rarely execute perfect posture. Even the slightest deviations can have a deliberating effect on not only sporting performance but also day to day life. Postural analysis is an important component in a musculoskeletal assessment, this will enable the therapist to determine whether the injury/pain or dysfunction has come from a postural deficiency.

Nutritional Advice

No matter whether you are an elite athlete of just a budding enthusiast, you should always follow a balanced diet. There are various myths surrounding the best ways to lose weight via dieting however they strongly depend on the individual. Therefore it is imperative that the individual have a nutritional profile created to determine the most appropriate eating plan for the individual.

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