Gradual strengthening is one of the most effective strategies for most sports/over-use injuries. Research supports exercise as way of managing pain and rebuilding tolerance in tissue and joints. The Pilates equipment facilitates gradual strengthening without over-loading when there is pain. The mechanics of any injury may need to be deconstructed; movement patterns corrected and then building tolerance. Every sports injury is specific to the person and their training regime. Solving it requires a combination of the research and each person’s clinical presentation.
During the assessment we use valid and reliable clinical tests to diagnose your injury or condition. Sometimes we will send you back to your doctor to get an ultrasound or Xray if needed. During the biomechanical assessment we test your joints and muscles to see which movements reproduce your pain. We then look at your mechanics to work out what patterns are causing the problem. We also look at your training program to see if you over-loaded the tissue too quickly, without gradual strengthening.
Here is a list of some of the common sports injuries we treat:
- Hamstring and Adductor strains
- Patello-Femoral Pain or Anterior Knee Pain
- ACL Rehabilitation
- Knee- Meniscus Injuries
- Knee – Ligament Injuries
- Running – over use injuries
- Running – Biomechanical faults and Pain.
- Achilles Strains and Ruptures
- Ankle Sprain rehabilitation
- Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Strengthening
- Hip Pain
- Lower Back Sprains
- Neck Strain
- Nerves Injuries – Sciatica
- Nerve Injuries – Pinched Nerves
- Shoulder – instability- dislocation
- Shoulder – Rotator Cuff Tears
- Elbow -Tennis Elbow
- Thumb – De-Quervains