Treatments for Sporting Injuries
Joint mobilisations – Due to various factors such as stress, age, bad posture, etc. joints can become fixated. Fixated joints can be painful, and they create tension in nearby muscles. Joint mobilization helps to release these compressed joints and relax the surrounding muscles. Joint mobilization can help in relieving pain and releasing tension from areas such as the head, neck, ankles, feet, pelvis, wrists, ribs, and spine. It is widely used to in the treatment of sports related injuries. Joint mobilization has also proven to be effective in treating movement impairment in physically challenged and the elderly.
Rehabilitation – Helping to restore movement and function following injury. Rehabilitation aims to optimize patient function and well being, and to help integrate patients back into their chosen lifestyle activities whether at home, work or leisure. Rehabilitation focus’s on changes to functional disability and lifestyle restrictions based on the patient’s own goals for functional improvement.
Electrotherapy modalities – Electrotherapy is the use of electricity as a form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. The aims of most forms of electrotherapy include:
- Increasing blood flow to the injured area, which promotes healing
- Reducing inflammation
- Decrease in pain.
- Break down of scar tissue and adhesions
Deep tissue massage – Deep-Tissue Massage concentrates on deeper seated, and often more long-term, chronic problems of the soft tissue, such as static and postural muscles. The treatment is generally deeper (stronger), and can at times create some discomfort. Patients typically describe this as “Good pain” and the results often produce longer lasting relief of pain and discomfort.Some typical conditions that may be successfully addressed include limited mobility, osteoarthritis, long-term chronic pain, fibromyalgia, postural problems andmuscular adhesions. In August 2005, Consumer Reports magazine reported that 34, 000 people had ranked Deep-Tissue Massage as more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medication, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine, or over-the-counterdrugs. Deep-Tissue Massage also received the top ranking for fibromyalgia pain.
Sports massage – Sports massage has an increasing profile in sports medicine, offering benefits for all kinds of athletes, from elite swimmers, cyclists and footballers, to recreational golfers and joggers, and weekend soccer warriors. Sports massage is a deeper type of massage that works specifically with sporting injuries and ailments. Most of our clients are active people who come in for treatment to recover from injury sustained during sport. From a tennis elbow or corked thigh to a twisted ankle or shin splints, sports massage provides relief from discomfort and aids rehabilitation and recovery. If you exercise regularly sports massage can help you:
- Recover more efficiently from heavy work-out or training sessions
- Train harder for longer and get fitter faster without the usual injury dramas
- Reduce annoying muscle pain and other soft-tissue injuries during training
- Extend your athletic career
- Achieve your best at crunch time, when it counts
Relaxation massage – Massage has become a necessity rather than a luxury thanks to our increasingly demanding, complex and stressful lives.
At Horsham Sports Injury Clinic we create a peaceful ambience with the optional use of essential oils and soothing background music (clients can bring in their own music and oils if they prefer). Treatments vary from a one and a half hour full body massage to a half-hour back, neck and shoulder massage. Whatever the time frame, clients are encouraged to nominate those muscle groups that require particular attention. Our therapists will also make suggestions.
We strongly recommend one-hour relaxation sessions, which can produce a profound feeling of wellbeing. After a relaxation massage, you may feel sleepy and light headed. We suggest you drink plenty of water after your treatment and refrain from doing anything too energetic directly following the treatment.
Regular massage promotes deeper and more restful sleep at night and produces greater energy during the day. There are also benefits for circulation and improvements in the efficiency of the lymphatic system, which helps rid the body of toxins and dissolve general sluggishness.
Myofascial release – Myofascial Release concentrates on the fascia of the muscle; this glossy muscle casing is denser and more rigid than muscle tissue, and can often inhibit mobility. Restricted fascia is commonly the result of acute and/or overuse injury. The treatment of fascia is different from traditional muscle-focused strokes; it is a slow, deep technique and little oil is used. The treatment aims to elongate the fascial sheet with guided motion and deep, targeted pressure. Men tend to more commonly suffer from restricted fascia, particularly those who engage in heavy weights training and elite swimming.
Trigger-Point therapy – Trigger-Point Therapy is a treatment specifically targeting painful or hyper-irritable points in muscular tissue, using press-and-release methods. Such points can occur anywhere in the body, but commonly develop in the neck and shoulder regions of long-term computer users, or as a result of heavy running training. Untreated trigger points can develop into more serious conditions, such as shin splints and compartment syndrome.
Corporate chair and table massage is a popular service at the Horsham Sports Injury Clinic. Located conveniently between London and Brighton, we work with businesses across the metropolitan area.
Our chair massage is quick and convenient in any work place, requiring the same space as a regular office chair and is easy to assemble. Workers gain the benefits of massage without removing any clothing and a 15-minute session will leave them feeling rejuvenated and better poised to tackle work.
Mobile table massage requires a little more room to set up. Our tables are light and easy to transport and assemble, and treatments take between 20 and 30 minutes, allowing the lower body to be worked on, through clothing if required.
Corporate massage concentrates on the back, neck and shoulders – the muscles that suffer most from sitting for extended periods. Massage boosts blood flow to these muscles, improving oxygen supply. Staff will be less likely to complain of headache and muscle aches and will appreciate your gesture of attending to their health needs.
With regular corporate massage you will find your staff have fewer sick days and will require less stress leave. Some employers use corporate massage as an incentive to get the best from their staff. It is a great way to increase morale and produce a calmer, happier work force.
Corporate massage is available at any time and at any workplace. Our professional, reliable and highly qualified therapists have experience working with most muscular complaints and ailments.
Corporate massage packages are available from our clinic. Our therapists are also available to speak to your employees at staff meetings or functions about the benefits of massage.
For more info or to make a booking please contact the Horsham Sports Injury Clinic on 01403 598 017
- Back pain
- Trapped nerves
- Tennis elbow
- Cartilage/Meniscal problems
- Bad posture
- Muscle imbalance
- Joint stiffness
- Torn ligaments
- Post Operative Rehab
- Knee injuries
- Slipped discs
- Shoulder injuries
- Shin splints
- Achilles problems
- Damaged tendons
- Ankle sprains
- Neck pain
- Tendonitis and Hip pain
- + plus lots more