Latest Techniques in Sports Medicine

By August 23, 2014No Comments

Adrian recently completed a training programme in Rehab Essentials which has taken his skills in sports medicine to an advanced level.

The most important element in dealing with sports injuries is to make a speedy and accurate assessment of the injury sustained. Very often the client is in pain and the therapist may have only a limited time to help him or her get back on track. Successful treatment of a problem requires both a detailed knowledge of human anatomy and the ability to select the appropriate treatment method.

Rehab Essentials focuses on a Movement Deficiency Assessment that accurately and speedily gives information about specific joints in the body. Once the muscle imbalance has been identified, hands-on loosening techniques are used to quickly inhibit tight and overactive tissues. These are followed by Activation Drills to stimulate ‘dormant’ muscles. Many of the techniques involved in this modality involve active participation by the client and this is a way of helping the client to become mentally engaged in the healing process.

In certain instances, taping techniques are also employed, using kinesiology tape to support injuries and help facilitate movement.

One of the most common problems seen today is lower back pain, often caused by people persisting in doing crunches that do little more than add stress to an already stressed-out lower back. Rehab Essentials focuses on the role of respiration in stabilising the lumbar spine, thus getting the inner core muscles such as the transverse abdominis, pelvic floor muscles, and the multifidi to segmentally support the lower back, while larger and more superficial muscles such as the abdominal obliques and rectus abdominus form the outer core.

Whether you have an injury that needs assessment and care or whether you simply wish to train in a safer and more effective manner, a session with Adrian will allow you to take advantage of the latest techniques in sports medicine.

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