The Sports Injury clinic compliments the physical therapy clinic with regards diagnosis, treatment of injuries and maintenance programs.
The emphasis is a hands on treatment using soft tissue manipulation, deep tissue massage, muscle energy techniques, myofascial release and trigger point techniques.
We also use electrotherapy in the form of ultrasound and faradic to form part of the treatment when required. A rehabilitation program is essential. Using Ultra sound, inflammation is reduced, scar tissue is broken down and tears will be healed. This HALVES the recovery time of any injury. Faradic machines are then used to strengthen the muscle and to regain full range of movement where possible. Faradic is a form of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS).
Often, we have sports people and players that attend, having the same re-occuring injury year after year, even after the appropriate rest times. I have found that these injuries can be as a direct result of pelvic imbalance or misalignment. The manipulative therapy compined with sports injury therapy proves extremely successful in solving these injuries and preventing their re-occurrenec in the future. CST is also successful in helping these injuries, using fascial unwinding techniques.
What Is A Sports Injury?
A sports injury is a traumatic or overuse injury that has occurred during the participation in sport or exercise. Sports injuries left untreated almost always lead to further more complex and chronic complications down the line.
- Sprains & strains
- Ligaments & Cartilage
- Hip, knee, foot & ankle injuries
- Shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand injuries
- Swollen muscles, tendinitis & Bursitis
- Dislocations & subluxations
- Neck & back injuries
Some common sports injuries that we treat at the clinic include:
- Ankle Sprains
- Hamstring Strains and Ruptures
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Stress Fractures
- Groin Injuries
- Jumpers & Runners Knee
- Dislocated Shoulders
- Rotator Cuff injuries
- ACL & PCL Tears
- Meniscal Injuries
- MCL/LCL Tears
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome