Stokewood Injury Clinic

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What a client can expect :

An initial assessment of the injury will be done to gain a full understanding of the treatments that will be appropriate.

I would like to get you back on the road to recovery and normality to achieve this, an injury care plan will be designed for your individual needs. This will either include a maintenance programme for chronic injuries or rehabilitation programme for the more acute phase of injury.

You can expect the initial assessment and treatment to last just over an hour and treatments thereafter will last 40 - 45 minutes

Sports therapy includes different types of disciplines which the sports person needs to consider to prevent and maintain an injury from occurring or reoccurring. >>>>> Click here to read what the deal is about Sports Therapy

These disciplines include:

Sports Massage

When a sports person is looking to improve their performance or increase their competitive edge they will undergo a training schedule to enhance skill, strength, suppleness and speed. No matter which sport the aim is to increase the level of training which can subject the body to gradual and controlled overuse.

This overuse can create problems and imbalances in the soft tissues. If ignored they can become chronic and hinder what the athlete has set out to do which is be at their optimum level of fitness. By ignoring the warning signs more serious injury can occur.

Massage, applied correctly is the most effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the musculo-skeletal system. It can prevent injuries and relieve stresses on the joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. There are contraindications for sports massage which would be discussed before proceeding.

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves well beyond the range of human hearing, which causes molecules in the tissues to vibrate, producing heat and mechanical energy.

This deep tissue heating modality reaches underlying tissues as deep as 1-5cm and it is used to treat musculo-skeletal injuries, back and joint conditions, limited range of motion, soft tissue injuries and chronic conditions. As the blood flow is able to reach the damaged tissue this makes it easier to manipulate manually.
 
Sports Psychology

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision"

Mohammed Ali

By changing how we use our minds when we approach a game we can enhance self belief. Dealing with how we respond to committing errors, setting goals and maintaining a positive attitude - it is possible to make significant impact on our performance levels.

"Anything is possible if you just believe".

Therapeutic Massage

Therapeutic massage is very effective in helping to maintain physical health and a sense of well-being.

All too often our lives are full of tension and stress where the body can build up toxins which leaves the muscles tight and sore.

We cannot remove all the stresses that life has to offer but massage can help to rid the body of unwanted pain and help you to feel more relaxed and focused.

Remedial Bodywork

This type of massage is more specific to an injury site and is essential in the rehabilitation process. It helps to break down scar tissue which is inflexible and if not treated may become a weak point which could result in the injury re-covering.

As well as the injury itself the body may overcompensate for the discomfort of the injury by moving awkwardly to minimize the amount of stress and movement on the initial injury site. This can cause more problems and pain may start occurring in other parts of the body. Remedial bodywork releases these discomforts in a more direct and specific way.

Management of Injuries

Pain can occur whatever you are doing and wherever you are. An injury may not be the result of a certain sport but the wear and tear of everyday life. Whatever the cause of the injury there may at times that certain movements will cause pain and discomfort. Repetitive movements such as RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) can cause cumulative strain effect.

Whether you have a chronic injury or condition or are just recovering from an injury you can be taught how to go about your everyday tasks in a manner that can decrease the amount of stress on the body and so decrease the amount of pain you feel whilst continuing your every day tasks.

Individual Exercise Programmes

When an injury occurs, correct exercise rehabilitation is the key to getting full function back to the injury site. Specific and individual exercise programmes will be designed for this purpose because every person and injury is different.

An example might be going through specific moves that a sport might repeat time and time again. These moves will be included in this programme to gain strength and agility around the injury site if this is how the injury occurred in the first place.

A sports therapist doesn't just think of injury and rehabilitation but also of a person who just wants to get fit and active or who wants to maintain their fitness and improve.

Whatever the reason individual programmes are set to fit the person and not the person to the programme.

Rehabilitation

To get full function back to an injury site the correct rehabilitation is vital.

By assessing the problems associated with the injury, taking into consideration daily activities and general lifestyle an individual programme of specific strengthening and flexibility exercises will be given, along with a course of tissue manipulation and ultrasound (when required) to get you back to full fitness.

Strapping, Taping and Bandaging

All three can be used for a wide variety of injuries and a wide variety of reasons. From supporting recent injuries, compressing and supporting muscles and joints to help to heal the injury and prevent further damage to the affected area. As well as this they can help to control bleeding and swelling in the first few hours of injury, and reduce the amount of movement around the affected area to allow you to get back into action faster without reoccurrence of injury. Advice will be given if strapping is applicable to you and will be used only as a complement to other therapies that are listed.

Sports Nutrition

Each person needs a highly nutritious diet to provide the carbohydrate, protein and fat needed for fuel.

A good supply of vitamins and minerals is necessary to utilise the body's fuel supply.

Any physical exertion creates excess free-radical activity. Powerful antioxidants can help to neutrilise the free-radicals and assist in improving the body's recovery rate.

Your body must have:

Protein to rebuild muscle
Carbohydrate to burn fat
Vitamins
Antioxidants to combat free radicals produced by exercise
Benefits of Optimum Nutrition
Stamina
Energy - power
Mental toughness and concentration
Agility and supple joints
Fast repair and recovery time
Less injury, less illness

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