September 10, 2014

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  • Sports & Soft Tissue Injuires

Sports injuries are refering to sprains, strains, torn muscles, ligaments, dislocations etc. Whilst bones represent the skeletal structure or foundation of the body, the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bursa, joints, blood, water and lymph represent the soft tissue that surrounds the skeleton. It is this soft tissue that may become damaged as a result of either direct or indirect trauma. Examples of direct traumas are, being hit by a cricket/hockey ball. Examples of indirect traumas are repetitive strain injury, postural problems, and muscular imbalances.

  • Tennis Elbow

A condition causing pain around the outside of the elbow. It often develops as a result of a strain or overuse of the muscles and tendon in the forearm. Treated with deep massage, manipulation, electro therapy and exercises

  • Whiplash

A common injury caused by a sudden movement of the spine, often as a result of a car accident, or fall. Common symptoms include neck pain, lower back pain, muscle spasm, tenderness and stiffness of spinal joints and reduced movement. Treatment includes mobilisation and manipulation of spinal joints, massage, exercise, posture correction and electrotheapy.

  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

Common conditions that cause pain around the shoulder include rotator cuff tendinitis, rotator cuff tear or impingement. All results in irritation and inflammation of the tendons causing pain and restricted range of movement can occur following a specific injury or as a result of degenerative changes in the joint. Treatment involves techniques to reduce inflammation, repair damage and increase range of movement, these include mobilisations, exercise therapy, soft tissue massage and electrotheapy.

  • Joint Problems

Your musculoskeletal system is constructed of bones, muscles, and joints. The bones attach to each other at a joint, where strong tissues called tendons and ligaments that help connect the bones. On the ends of each bone is a lining of smooth, protective cartilage and soft tissues that produce a liquid known as synovial fluid. Thanks to the cartilage and synovial membranes, your bones are cushioned and lubricated so that they will not rub against each other. Joints are beautifully designed to let you move your body and support your weight as you go through life

  • Fracture & Post Surgical Conditions

After 6-8 weeks broken bones may have healed, however the joints nearby are often stiff, the muscles tight or weak and there may be swelling. This makes it difficult to use the affected limb normally and may cause pain. Attending physiotherapy aims to pinpoint the problem and increase mobility as well as reduce long term pain in the injury.

Repetative Strain Injury

Back & Neck Disorders

Postural Disfunctions

Occupational Injuries

Muscle Imbalance

 

 

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