The Importance Of Injury Rehabilitation
Injury rehabilitation is a long and sometimes drawn out process, but it needn’t be that way. If you take the right steps and really commit to your own maintenance and after-care, you can rapidly reduce the recovery phase of any injury. Here I want to talk a little bit about injury rehabilitation and why it is so important to act quickly on your injuries.
Let me tell you a short story. When I was 14 years old I was a very active kid and I always liked to take part in pretty much any sport going. One of those sports happened to be Rugby and like every other physical sport, there comes risks. One day when I was playing I was dump tackled to the ground. Now for those of you who don’t know what that is, let me give you some perspective. Imagine being picked up from the front, ran with about several feet off of the ground and then slammed down to the ground, followed by being flattened by about 13 ½ stone of muscle. It was not pleasant to say the least, but from that point on the initial impact was the least of my problems.
I had badly injured my back and the entire right side had gone into spasm, I did nothing about it. I struggled around for months on end and gradually developed a massive imbalance between the right and left sides of my body which spread the entire length of my body. Now over the years I did my own due diligence and have managed to get myself on an even keel so to speak. But If I had acted far earlier, received treatment and continued with an injury rehabilitation programme I need not have suffered like I did. Injuries require immediate treatment and ongoing rehabilitation if there is to be no chronic problems, so don’t put off your own health!
There are a number of injuries that we as a business are able to treat and they are listed below. However, you must realise that in the treatment of any of these injuries, we require a commitment from yourself in order to provide the best results possible.
The following conditions can be improved either directly or indirectly by various techniques within sports massage:
- Impingement Syndrome
- Bicipital Tendonitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- ACL Rupture/Reconstruction
- Meniscus Tear
- Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
- Greater Trochanteric Bursitis
- IT Band Syndrome (runners knee)
- Ankle Sprain
- Achilles Tendon Strain/Rupture
- Plantar Fasciitis
Other more general issues can also be dealt with include SI Joint dysfunction (the cause of a lot of lower back pain cases), neck and shoulder pain and general muscular tightness.