Treatments

 

As a member of BASRaT and as a responsible Sports Rehabilitator, it is essential that we have appropriate knowledge and skills needed to identify potential predisposing factors to musculoskeletal injuries, are able to provide the appropriate injury management including therapeutic interventions and modify the rehabilitation strategy as needed for the individual needs of the client based on a biopsychosocial analysis and lifestyle needs.

 

 

Exercise Rehabilitation

 

 

Exercise programmes can be developed for clients needing specific therapeutic goals.

 

 

The therapy can include movement therapy which is used to restore good range of motion for a muscle, tendon or joint after long periods of immobilization or surgery.

Also included are stretching exercises which are used to promote or maintain flexibility and range of motion which help to prevent injuries. There are different types of stretching methods, ranging from static, dynamic, ballistic and isometric.

Resistance training can also be included in exercise therapy. This is where a muscle exerts force against a type of resistance. The resistance types include, weights, water, and resistance bands as well as others.

Finally, plyometrics can be used to increase the stretch reflex by having the muscle fibers repeatedly stretch and shorten over a short amount of time. 

Manual Therapy and Massage

 

 

Manual Therapy includes a range of treatments such as mobilisations, trigger point release and soft tissue massage.

 

 

Massage can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, improve circulation, and enhance the immune system.

Mobilisations are oscillations of joints in order to increase range of movement. The mobilisations are graded from 1-5 and are used depending on the desired outcome whether it is increased range of movement or increased range of movement as well as pain relief.

Medical Acupuncture

Medical Acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment method which involves inserting fine needles in to the surface layers of soft tissue.

We use it most commonly for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal pain and myofascial trigger points.

The needles stimulate the nervous system helping to reduce pain and encourage healing in the area making it a great treatment choice for injuries such as; Chronic Pain, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Jumpers Knee, Sciatica, Tension Headaches, Back Pain, Muscle Soreness.

Electrotherapy

 

 

Electrotherapy is used to reduce pain and increase the healing response.

 

 

Modalities include Ultrasound and TENS. TENS promotes a natural healing response that can be used in clients experiencing pain. The small, portable machine interferes with the body's pain signals, blocking the pain being recognised by the brain. TENS also encourages the release of natural pain relieving hormones in the body.

Ultrasound can be used to increase blood flow, tissue relaxation and healing. It has also been shown to increase scar tissue breakdown and heat in the local area.

 

Taping

 

 

As well as traditional therapy, AllSports Rehab are also qualified in Sports Taping.

 

 

After a full assessment, taping can be offered to support and stabilise joints whilst exercising. The strapping can be used to minimise range of motion, compress soft tissue or reduce swelling.

Kinesiology Tape can also be used pre, during, and post exercise. This tape is used to prevent muscle pain, increase blood flow to the area, and help to ease fatigued muscles.

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