Here at Blundellsands and Crosby physio we are always looking for ways to help you train and perform at your best. If you are suffering with muscular or joint injury, slowing down your training in the gym or holding back your participation of any kind, Sports Therapy could be for you!
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports therapy is a unique health profession which requires a 3 year undergraduate degrees and registration with the Society of Sports Therapists to practice in the UK. Focused on the rehabilitation and prevention of injuries, practitioners employ a wide variety of hands on treatment, exercise and adjunct modalities such as Laser and Sports Massage, to support the individual back to full fitness.
Meet our Team
Looking for a team of professionals who work together to place you and yours goals at the forefront of what they do? Look no further. What is unique about our team is we don’t work in silos. We share our combined sports rehabilitation knowledge as a and that benefits everyone. To learn more about our therapists why not read their profiles.
Return from hamstring injury
A great example of effective sports therapy application is the common hamstring injury. Lets take the example of the local triathlete who has been training for their favorite local sprint event. During a session of interval training they have pulled up with a pain in the back of the leg and suspect a hamstring injury. This is the first time such an thing has happened to them and they decide to book in for some professional support. What can they expect?
Step 1. A detailed assessment. Mechanism of injury, symptoms and background including their training experience and medical history
Step 2. Establish goals. What is the aim here? is it to be able to complete in 2 weeks or 2 months.
Step 3. Physical examination. Range of motion, muscle testing, special clinical tests.
Step 4. Diagnosis and explanation. Is this a full tear or a muscle strain. Are further tests such as scans likely to be required. What is the likely time frame for recovery.
Step 5: Commence treatment and rehabilitation. This could be a combination of hands on treatment an carefully planned exercise rehabilitation.
Step 6: Monitor progress and review goals until point of discharge and full recovery.