Rehabilitation: Muscular Injuries
Movement screen, Massage, K-Tape, & Cold Laser
If you have a problem that isn’t starting in the spine, it may well affect your spine because of the way you are moving. This is where a Functional Movement Screen comes in. If you’re an athlete you’d have the FMS done and weaknesses in movement can be identified. You’ll then be given a series of exercises to do to strengthen the weak movement pattern. After a given time you’ll be reassessed to check on your progress. Even if you are not aware of a problem a FMS can help identify weaknesses in fundamental movement patterns which can then be rectified and prevent future symptoms.
The second component to muscular rehabilitation is massage. Davis’ law states “Soft tissue will model according to imposed demands.”As the soft tissue, i.e. muscles remodel themselves and sometimes contract this can be quite painful and a massage from a qualified practitioner can assist the muscles to readjust to relieve pain and tightness.
- Relieves muscle soreness and tension
- Helps alleviate stress
- Improves flexibility and increases range of movement
Deep Tissue Massage
This is a technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fibre’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia. It can help to break up and eliminate scar tissue and it has been significantly found to help reduce both physical and emotional stress and promote better sleeping. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage, but if it’s done right the client should feel better than ever within a day or two.
This therapy is to help alleviate the muscular stress and tension, which builds up in the body’s soft tissues. When minor injuries and lesions occur, due to overexertion and or overuse, it can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance, function and achievement. Sports massage can help to increase range of motion/movement, enhance athletic performance, improve soft tissue function, and decreases muscle stiffness and fatigue. Anybody can benefit from sports massage. People with occupational, emotional and postural stress may produce many similar characteristics to sports injuries.
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger point/myofascial release massage is another type of massage which is aimed at reducing the ‘knots’ in the muscles which occur through physical, emotional and chemical stressors. This can also help with muscular imbalances caused by postural abnormalities and any restrictions within movements. Trigger point massage involves applying pressure to the affected area until the muscle starts to ease back into its normal formation alleviating any pain and restriction to the area.
K-Taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the practice setting. By targeting different receptors within the skin system, K-Tape alleviates pain and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting allows for a decrease in inflammation of the affected areas.
K-Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways and has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimise performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis. It can be used in conjunction with a multitude of other treatments and modalities and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases on an injury as well as being used for preventative measures.
Cold Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy is an FDA cleared modality that reduces inflammation and ultimately results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions and post-op pain.
Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy treatments are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically patients see results after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy utilises your body’s own healing powers by stimulating celluar activity. Despite fast treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up 24 hours after treatment.
LiteCure Medical is the preferred brand of professional athletic trainers and is a clinically proven modality. LiteCure Medical is the leader in scientific research and education.
Tension and Inability to Relax
Generalised Aches and Pains
Minor Sports Injuries
Rotator Cuff Problems
Soft Tissues Disorders of the Shoulder
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