Regular exercise is vital to keep us fit and healthy. Sometimes our jobs give us all the exercise we need, but for others, the daily routines do not provide the regular workout our bodies need to stay healthy. Exercise is important to recover from injury and stay healthy. A regular workout should include some flexibility, strength and stamina work into a variety of different positions, stretching and strengthening through range!
Rehabilitation is the process of regaining full normal function following an injury and aims to restore overall strength and mobility of the affected body site. This is achieved through the application of specific exercises.
At Abbey Physiotherapy we are keen to promote the prevention of injury as well as treating injuries and preventing re-occurrence. We work closely with a number of local sports clubs in Nuneaton and the surrounding areas of Bedworth, Coventry and Atherstone providing physical education. A regular sports massage and review of exercises can help reduce the risk of injury. Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand resulting in a period of exercise rehabilitation. There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic. An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing, is known as an acute injury. Guidance from professional practice can reduce the injury time and get you playing again based upon their knowledge and skills.
Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints. Poor technique and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of chronic injuries. Medical investigation of any sports injury is important, because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture and we wouldn't want to be conducting a session of sport and exercise rehabilitation unaware of a bone fracture.
One of our Directors Alison is often found taking part in some sporting challenge, often for charity. This has included sports and exercise for triathlons and long-distance open water swimming! In addition, we have personal involvement in a number of local clubs. Come and talk to us if you need help putting together a dedicated exercise for a sport rehabilitation program specific to your club or sport. We can cover the basics in preparation for sporting activity, ensuring that the body has enough flexibility and strength to take part in your chosen activity without suffering injury and maximising performance
Your Physiotherapist will be able to assess your current fitness levels and devise a progressive exercise plan to make the steps from where you are now to where you want to be with classic sport therapy techniques. This will be a bespoke programme broken down into stages of rehabilitation personalised for the individual. They will also be able to give you some guidance on a timetable for recovery so you can plan for that important event, which may be the London Marathon or walking your child to school!!!!
Your programme can be adapted to be undertaken at home, in the gym, pool or park, using whatever equipment you have at your disposal! Regular reviews of your progress will result in your Physiotherapist correcting your technique where necessary and adapting the intensity to stay focussed on achieving the end goal!
If you are not very confident to start an exercise programme, we are able to refer you to a local service called 'Fitter Futures' who can offer support for new starters to exercise.
Sports injury rehabilitation is a safe, therapeutic approach that helps athletes effectively treat pain and achieve optimal performance with Targeted exercises to help you regain pre-injury function. Reduced susceptibility to further sport-related injuries. Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, your programme will include four stages of rehabilitation which will probably include strengthening exercises, mobilising, pain relief techniques and functional skills.
Here at Abbey Physiotherapy in Nuneaton, we are trained to identify, diagnose and treat the most complex musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitate the patient back to optimum levels of functional fitness regardless of age or ability. Sports Therapy is about injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation, enabling enhanced levels of both sporting and occupational performance.
Contact us at Abbey Physiotherapy, if you would like any support with the management of your condition.
Sports massage is a firm deep tissue massage therapy which is the most effective therapy for treating muscular pain, tension and for putting your body in balanceSports Massage
Joint mobilisation techniques focus on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion.Mobilisations
TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A Tens machine may assist in modest short-term pain relief. Ultrasound aids tissue healing for soft tissue injuriesElectrotherapy
the use of taping and strapping techniques to aid both the treatment and prevention of injurySports taping
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury. This involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power and is achieved through various exercises and drillsExercise Rehabilitation
An exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under usedCore Strength
Treatment for a sports injury will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of your body affected.Sports Injuries
Upper back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, making it difficult to go about your typical day.Back Pain
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A fracture is when a bone has been broken. A dislocation is where a bone has been displaced from its normal position at a joint.Fractures
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sidewaysWhiplash Symptoms
A Headache is a pain in any region of the head. Headaches can occur on one or both sides of the head, or be isolated to a certain location. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull acheHeadaches
is a pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an inter-vertebral disc.Sciatica
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with ageArthritis
a condition in which the prolonged performance of repetitive actions, typically with the hands, causes pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involvedRSI