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Sports Specific Rehabilitation
At Emma James Physiotherapy we understand the needs of a sports person, with their desire to return to sporting activities as promptly as possible while maintaining their fitness level, combined with the need to prevent re-occurrence of an injury. Each sporting activity has specific movement patterns, which lead to specific injuries.
Here at Emma James Physio, we are committed to working with the individual and any personal coaches to ensure we understand all the key elements required to ensure optimum recovery time.
As athletes, you demand your body to perform at a high level, so it is important you have efficient core stability in the lumbo-sacral region, as the pelvis is the key support on which our limbs are suspended and on which our spine sits. Often, ongoing major and minor injuries i.e. the recurrent hamstring strain or running niggles that just do not settle, are caused by having inefficient core stability. Pilates can address this and so forms an important element in the rehabilitation process.
Exercise and Rehabilitation Programmes
For thousands of years, physical activity has been associated with health. Today, science has confirmed the link, with overwhelming evidence that people who do exercise are less likely to experience major illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, or to develop joint pains.
Evidence shows that regular exercise can:
- Increase levels of HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol
- Lower high blood pressure
- Help improve body composition by burning fat
- Promote healthy blood sugar levels
- Promote bone density
- Boost the immune system
- Improve our mood, helping reduce anxiety, stress and depression by releasing chemicals in the brain such as serotonin
Here at Emma James Physio, we can help with sport-specific rehabilitation. We have a well-equipped gym and we can tailor a programme to each individual’s needs. We can help you to set short and long-term goals and make sure we build in a range of activities that you will enjoy on the road to recovery.
What is Sports Therapy?
Sports Therapists are professional practitioners working with private practice or sports teams with individuals that require musculoskeletal treatments. They have extensive training with musculoskeletal based injuries and in particular, sports injuries.
Sports Therapists generally use techniques such as sports massage, electrotherapy, taping (strapping), muscle strengthening and stretching techniques and rehabilitation training. Some more experienced Sports Therapists will also use dry needling and some manipulation techniques.
Currently, Sports Therapists are unregulated, meaning they are not required to have Health Professions Council (HPC) registration. However, as members of the Society of Sports Therapists it is ensured that they are fully insured, develop a portfolio of continued professional development and work to set standards of conduct required to maintain membership to the society.