A thorough consultation is required to examine and assess the muscles, ligaments and joints related to the injury. A unique treatment plan can then be devised using the modalities below.
Deep Tissue Sports Massage
A sports massage is beneficial for the treatment of muscular injuries as it increases blood flow and nutrients, keeps tissues loose, reduces scar tissue development and increases flexibility. It can be used for injury prevention and maintenance. Each massage caters for the individual using a variety of techniques including cross-fibre frictions and trigger point therapy Sports Massage can also be used to help the body prepare for exercise and recover post exercise.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a hyper-irritable spot that is painful. It affects not only the muscle where the trigger point is located, but also causes “referred pain” in tissues supplied by nerves. The deactivation of trigger points by applying pressure relieves pain.
Myofacial Dry Needling
Dry Needling is used to treat pain and dysfunction caused by muscle problems, headaches, and some nerve problems. It is not at all the same as acupuncture, dry needling is a western medicine technique.
Dry Needling works by changing the way your body senses pain (neurological effects), and by helping the body heal stubborn muscle spasm associated with trigger points (myofascial effects).
Joint Mobilisations are a series of manual techniques applied to the affected joints of the body to reduce stiffness, increase range of motion and relieve pain.
Ultrasound can reduce the healing time of injuries by accelerating the inflammatory process and stimulating the production of more collagen which is the main protein component in soft tissue such as tendons and ligaments. It can also have a positive effect to on fibrous scar tissue which may form after an injury.
Kinesio Taping, is the gold standard in therapeutic rehabilitative taping. It aids the lymphatic and muscle systems, while supporting joints and muscles, without affecting circulation or range of motion.
Kinesio Taping is used for the treatment of muscular disorders examples include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Hamstring Injuries
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Lower Back Pain
A rehabilitation program consists of a range of exercises designed specifically to restore your range of motion, flexibility and muscle strength, progressing from the early to late stages of recovery including sports specific exercises. Postural assessments and core stability exercises are also included.
Sports nutrition is an important part of training. We look at the nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, supplements and organic substances such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats required to help enhance your athletic performance