Sports Therapy - Injury & Rehabilitation
We have a sports therapy team dedicated to working with Sports injuries, this includes: Jodie Pargeter and Jade Walford, Sports Massage Therapists, and Sam Pargeter – Chiropractor.
Sports injuries can be anything from impact injuries, to muscle tears and ligament sprains. All of which can be dealt with in the following 4 phases of care:
In this first phase of treatment the primary goal is to get you out of pain, so you can get back to your day to day activities. Once you are pain free we can move on to finding the cause of the condition.
Then it is important that we find the reason you got the injury, for example, why did you pull your hamstring, was it a pelvis issue, or a knee problem or maybe a foot problem.
When you are pain free and we understand the cause of the injury, we begin rehabilitation of the injury through home exercises using a plan outlined to you by your therapist.
This phase is optional but can be key to optimal performance, which is maintenance based care, where keep your body at 100% through sports massage or chiropractic care or a combination, on a regular basis
Rehabilitation is the restoration of the ability to function in a normal or near normal manner following an illness or injury. Rehabilitation programmes reduce recovery time and speed up the return to work and sports activities.*
In each session an individual specific rehabilitation programme is devised to help in the recovery of any injury regardless of when the injury occurred.
Each session with the patient includes a combination of injury specific exercises, stretches, treatment advice and body conditioning techniques that are very effective and can be performed at home, at work or at the gym. The duration of each session is one hour and includes advice on treatment between sessions to successfully rehabilitate an injury to its normal function and reduce the chance of re-injury.
The benefits include:
- Pain Control
- Restoration of full range of movement; strength; flexibility; power and balance
- Building confidence
- Regaining and improving proprioception
- Restoring functional and sport specific skills
- Reduction in inflammation
- Improvement in muscular endurance
- Re-establishing neuromuscular control
- Maintaining cardiovascular fitness
- Improving core strength, stability and motivation
If you have an injury and are not sure who to see first we are able to get either Sam, Charlotte or Jade to talk it through with you and decide who you need to see first.
*Ref: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2000.