Sport Injury Clinic

Sport Injury Clinic

 Restoring full function is the key to successful recovery!
  • Are you suffering from a sports injury?
  • Do you have an injury that’s preventing you from playing sport?
  • Are you finding movement more challenging?
  • Or perhaps you have an old injury that you’ve simply “learned to live with”.
  • All of these issues can be treated effectively with osteopathy.

 


We understand you want to get back into training and competition as soon as possible. We know that helping you reach your full potential in sport, at any level, is important.

At Body Logic Clinic we focus on the precise diagnosis and rehabilitation. This consists of an appropriate combination of hands-on treatment, electrotherapy, therapeutic exercises and prevention.

We always aim to understand your unique response to injury and design individual treatments that are suitable for you and your sport.
Diagnosis is the key to effective rehabilitation. Establishing which structure or set of structures are injured, to what extent they are damaged, and whether you, the patient, needs to be referred for additional diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT or Ultrasound Scan) are all part of this process. By understanding all these elements and diagnosing the injury correctly you can cut weeks off your total recovery time.


Remember – 90% of all sports injuries do not require surgery.


Acute Injury:

THE INITIAL Phase can be considered the first aid phase. Here the concentration is focused on REDUCING MUSCLE SPASM; SWELLING; AND PAIN.

In order to reduce inflammation without disturbing the first stage of healing, we use therapeutic modalities like ELECTROTHERAPY (ultrasound, laser, NMES or interferential current).

Often this approach is combined with a use of external support like Taping, Strapping or Bracing.
Manual therapy techniques consist of passive hands-on work like joint mobilization, manipulation, soft tissue massage, trigger point’s treatment, myofascial release or muscle energy ‘activating’ techniques.

We may also introduce a gentle exercise program which aims to maintain your current fitness level, at the same time as avoiding stress on the injured structures.
At Body Logic Clinic we use Redcord Suspension Exercise Equipment. This equipment is extremely helpful in the early stages of rehabilitation allowing you to exercise without straining the injured joints.


THE NEXT STEP places more emphasis on enhancing the healing process. It consists of Isometric exercises, which aim to restore static stability of the injured area, a gentle but active range of movements and structured global Multi-Joint exercises.


Once you enter THE LAST STAGE known as REMODELING, you will move to a more functionally based rehabilitation program involving higher resistance, balance and agility exercises. The aim is to restore full function to the injured area. These programs are based on the functional needs of your particular sport.

Redcord Suspension Exercise Equipment

The main principles of therapeutic exercise selection
  • Exercises are individualized to a patient and his/her injury and sport
  • Exercises must not aggravate the injuries
  • Exercises must be introduced at a right time
  • Exercises are individualized with specific emphasis on addressing appropriate Intensity, Frequency and Load
  • Patient Fitness must be maintained throughout Rehabilitation Process
  • Exercises must aim at addressing sport specific Functional needs
Remember!
Early gentle exercises speed up healing.
Lack of exercise may result in permanent disability and weakness.
Much of the strength is lost due to pain-induced muscle de-activation.
  • Redevelopment of lost strength takes place much quicker than development of strength and is most quickly achieved by doing functional purposeful movements.
  • Functional Progression means activities which consist of a multi-joint movement in various axes and planes.
Note on Overused Injuries
  • Very often the acute injuries are a flare up of an existing low grade chronic overuse of tissues.
  • The initial chronic stress is caused by a faulty movement pattern which continually irritates a given area.
  • For successful healing to occur, the aggravating factor/s must be determined. The myofascial structures involved in a given faulty movement may need stretching or strengthening and the faulty movement will need to be retrained.
Common reasons for persistent and recurring sport injuries
  • Loss of movement in one joint leads to excessive stress on neighboring joints; for example stiffness in the hip joint can lead to overuse in the knee joint.
  • Muscles imbalance around a joint changes its pathway of movement and leads to improper movement patterns.
  • Scar and adhesion build up from previous injury makes your tissues less flexible.
  • Lack of either static or dynamic postural control in the spine can lead to repetitive irritation in intervertebral discs leading to disc bulges or prolapse.
  • Inappropriate and often excessive fitness training can lead to injury.
  • An inadequate level of dynamic core stability and weakness in hip muscles can lead to lower back weakness and overuse injuries.
Other issues related to sports rehabilitation
  • An overly aggressive approach to rehabilitation may result in poor healing followed by re-injury and delayed return to sport.
  • A very cautious and conservative approach will keep the athlete out of sport for longer than necessary and will lead to areas being weakened.
  • Pain is a warning sign of the presence of an injury and should lead to modification of physical activity or even full rest.
Types of frequently encountered sport injurys
    • Strains (injury to muscles)
    • Sprains (injury to ligaments)
    • Contusions (bruising)
    • Stress syndromes like shin splints
    • Meniscus, disk and articular cartilage injury
    • Joint sprains (capsule and synovial membrane)
    • Subluxation (partial dislocation that reduces itself)
    • Dislocation
    • Fractures in stress fractures and greenstick fractures


Common injuries in specific sports:

 

Runners
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Runner’ s knee Chondromalacia
  • Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome with pain on the outer side of the knee
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin splints
Soccer/Football
  • Hamstring Pull, Tear, or Strain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Knee Injury, cartilage tear and ACL ligaments tear
  • Plantar Fasciitis
Golf
  • Lower Back pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Knee pain
  • Wrist pain
Walking
  • Achilles Pain, Calf, Thigh and Knee Strain
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Foot Problems ( blisters and bunions)
Football
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Hernia
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Tennis
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Calf Strain
  • Stress Fracture of the Back
  • Tennis Elbow
Swimming
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
Hockey
  • Concussion
  • Hip and Groin injuries
  • Elbow , Wrist and Hand Injuries
  • Overuse injuries to lower back
  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Injuries
  • Muscle Strains and Tears esp. in Hamstring Muscle
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Shin Splints
All of these sports injuries can be treated safely and effectively using osteopathy.