What Is Sports Injuries/Massage
Sports Injuries occur as a result of physical activities carried out either for general recreation or with more professional goals in mind. They may be caused by accidents or by overuse and they do not necessarily differ from injuries sustained in non-sporting activities.
Can Sports Injuries/Massage Help You?
Most injuries, sporting and non-sporting, are of a minor nature and generally would not prevent the average person from continuing their daily work. Better training and equipment has ensured there has been no marked increase in injuries, but injuries caused by overuse (repetitive stress injuries) have increased both on the sports field and in the work place. For athletes competing at all levels, early diagnoses and Treatment are essential if they are to continue to produce a good performance with as short an absence as possible from their sporting activity. Hippocrates (460-377 BC) said “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health”.
Who Can Benefit From Sports Injuries/Massage?
Physical activity is of value to all tissues of the body, providing it is performed correctly. Age affects the strength and resilience of the tissues. Muscular strength begins to decline at the relatively early age of thirty to forty years, while elasticity in tendons and ligaments decreases from the age of thirty and bone strength after the age of fifty. Inactivity accelerates the natural degeneration of muscles, tendons, ligaments, articular surfaces and bone structure, while activity tends to delay it. Just as different activities and sports make different demands on the body, so does the management and Treatment of injuries. The management and Treatment for injuries is the same whether from a sporting activity or from a non sporting activity.
What Happens During And After Sports Injuries/Massage Treatment?
On your first visit the Sports Injuries/Massage Therapist will carry out a consultation. The cause, age, effects, type of injury etc will be determined and the appropriate Treatment carried out accordingly.