Rehabilitating any injury can be a tiring and frustrating process. While the main goal of physical rehabilitation is to increase strength and flexibility, it often ends before the area has been returned to its full pre-injury state.
Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard rehabilitation procedures. By increasing circulation and relaxing muscles, massage helps the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. This allows the rehabilitating areas to become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.
Massage therapy is also used to aid in pain management as the injury is nursed back to full strength. By committing to a continual massage program alongside prescribed exercises, one can accelerate the healing process after injuries are sustained.
Following a comprehensive assessment of your mobility, strength, balance and proprioception, a progressive exercise based program will be initiated, alongside the use of massage, heat and cryotherapy (ice) techniques; putting you back on the road to recovery and personal potential.
Complete Sports Therapy (Massage and Exercise prescription) will aid the restoration of movement, function and strength during recovery. Rehabilitation specific to your sport will assist an early return to activity. Sports related injuries benefit from early intervention; this prevents an acute injury from becoming chronic and helps to ensure that further problems do not arise.
All levels of athletes can be catered for from elite to recreational. Some common injuries within the general population are:
- Ankle Sprains
- Knee ligament / Cartilage Injury
- Patello-Femoral (Knee Cap) Problems
- Running Injuries
- Direct Injury from Contact Sport
- Shoulder Pain from Throwing / Overhead Activity
- Tennis / Golfers Elbow
- Biomechanical Assessment of Overuse Injury
- Posture related complaints
- Acute joint problems and dysfunction
- Chronic (long term) problems
- Degenerative condition
RSI (repetitive strain injury)RSI is a term that describes a collection of conditions resulting from overuse of individual tissues. Management involves treatment of the local source of symptoms, but more importantly correcting the origin and nature of the overuse, to provide effective preventative care.
Pain and problems arising from any repetitive movement:
- Work related
- Hobby related
- Postural Pain syndromes
- Sports related
PostureMany painful conditions result from prolonged static positions and therefore places stress on the body. Management of acute symptoms through Massage and Exercise promote long-term prevention of chronic pain.
Assessment of posture related problems
Advice on ergonomics / work station management / lifting etc.
Exercise and activity modification
Stretches and Strengthening exercise to correct muscle imbalances.
Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain.
Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body's own natural healing process.
The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion.
In contrast, traditional sports' taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an UNDESIRABLE side-effect.
Kinesio Tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fascitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.
Kinesio Taping is based on a philosophy that aims to give free range of motion in order to allow the body's muscular system to heal itself bio-mechanically.
Kinesio Taping is a therapeutic taping technique, It not only offers the athlete the support they are looking for, but rehabilitating the affected area as well. This technique uses a highly specific designed tape that works with the body allowing full range of motion (ROM). This technique will not affect the bio mechanics of the patient.
This latex free product makes it hypoallergenic and safe to use from the pediatric to geriatric populations. No compression to the skin makes it "light to the feel" allowing comfortable wear over a 3 to 5 day period. The water resistant fabric whisks away moisture and gives the patient the ability to bathe as normal.
Kinesio Taping works with the lymphatic system to increase circulation of blood and lymph in order to rehabilitate and relieve pain. Used for virtually all clinical conditions.
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ph 03 344 1100
or 021 971 973