Over 15 million people in the UK play sport at least once a week. Sports injuries are generally caused by direct impact or by overuse of a specific joint or muscle and are inevitable when so many of us are playing sport regularly.
Knowing how to treat a sports injury and having it properly assessed will help to speed up the recovery process. Early treatment of sports injuries is extremely important for long-term recovery and rehabilitation. At the Natural Healthcare Clinic, our team of therapists will assess the severity of your injury and offer you the best treatment and advice.
There are many types of sports injuries but largely then can be split into two classifications traumatic and over-use injuries.. Certain body parts and muscle groups tend to be more prone to injury than others. Poor fitness, technique and structural adaptations can also contribute to chronic sports injuries.
Most injuries occur as a result of impact sport or repetitive trauma and can take time to recover from. Sport massage therapy is an excellent tool to help reduce rehabilitation time and encourage prevention & reoccurring injury.
Sports massage can be used to help rehabilitate many injuries and musculoskeletal disorders. Manual therapy can help alleviate discomfort, decrease recovery time and assist in the sub-acute phase of tissue repair. Regular treatments can help to reduce inflammation, improve tissue condition, increase range of movement and flexibility and alleviate muscle stiffness, pain and fatigue.
Injuries and conditions which may benefit from sports therapy treatment include:-
- ITB /TFL Syndrome
- Excessive Shoulder Joint Instability
- Compartment Syndrome
- Shoulder Impingement
- ACL/PCL ligament strains
- Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
- MCL/LCL Ligaments
- Sprains and Adhesive Capsulitis
- Patellar Dysfunction
- MTSS/Shin splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Golfers Elbow
- Ankle ligament sprains
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Plantar Facilatis
- Muscle soreness/DOMS
- Sacro-iliac Joint Dysfunction
- Curvatures of the Spine
- Snapping Hip Lower Back Pain