Sports physiotherapy is the medication of any damage supported through game. We see runners, cyclists, football and rugby players, rock climbers, slope walkers, canoeists and lovers of the dance floor to name a couple.
Type of Injuries it helps
they display with numerous diverse sorts of damages from hamstring pulls, tennis elbow, crotch strains, sprained lower legs, average guarantee ligament wounds, back ache, rotator sleeve affectability and tendenopathy.
Often the presenting injury is a symptom of a bigger chain of events. Therefore each client is assessed and screened for core stability issues, restricted joint range of movement, myofascial imbalances and muscle weakness, as well as identification of local treatment to the presenting injury, which may include ultrasound, interferential, deep tendinous frictions, massage or joint mobilisations.
45 year old male who for many years had been an experienced club runner attended with left groin pain for 3 month. Prior to treatment it affected his ability to run beyond 6 minutes. Assessment revealed core stability issues with over activity of back extensor muscles. Treatment included fascial release of left adductor muscles with self-icing. In addition a programmer of stretches and stability exercises, targeting the transverse abdominus and glutenous muscles were developed. Symptoms reduced over the next 3 weeks and were totally resolved by 8 weeks.
15 year-old footballer sustained a tear of the musculus-tendinous junction of his left rectus femoris muscle. On assessment he had tenderness over his upper quadriceps as well as a dysfunction of his left sacroiliac joint. Treatment involved correction of his sacroiliac dysfunction, massage of the quadriceps and kinesiology taping to support the injured muscle as it healed. We also prescribed some stability exercises and gentle stretches. On his second treatment 1 week later his symptoms were much better and he felt confident to continue independently with our provided programmed of rehabilitation.
It sounds like the sort of thing one does for a few hours before having a cream tea in the village hall; but nothing could be further from the truth. It is a brutal eighty-five mile unforgiving road route around every parish of the Isle of Man, with many hills, which has to be completed in less than twenty four hours. Competitors are not allowed to run.