Sports injury treatment at Back In Form to speed recovery and enhance performance.
At Back in Form we use a variety of techniques to maximise healing and consolidate recovery for sports injuries. We give high quality care and solutions designed to help you get the best results whatever your sports injury. Being a keen triathlete helps me understand the needs of training of many disciplines.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
At Back In Form we assess your strength and muscle tightness and develop a specific program tailored for you. The aim of this is to firstly groove a good motion pattern then build strength and control. If you can follow the plans you will have vastly improved function. A rehab program takes at least 6 weeks to start to achieve better stability so it does take commitment. If you are serious about changing your bad habits and getting free from pain then this is a must. Without a rehab program your long term prognosis will be reduced. We are here to help you through all the stages of recovery and back to good fitness and health.
Orthotic Prescription for Flat Feet
Orthotics are inserts that are placed in footwear to help stabilise excessive ankle pronation (flat feet). Many people have weakness in the foot that leads to a stretching of the supportive structures. If your foundation isn’t stable then the rest of you will have to work harder to do everyday tasks. You’ll get tired quicker due to this. This causes the ankle to roll in, followed by the knee. The effect of that is a relaxing of the Gluteal muscles (buttocks). If they aren’t firing properly, you lose the ability to extend your hip causing tight hip flexors. This leads to increased pressure on the low back, tension in the mid-back, tight shoulders, headaches. So we always look at and assess the ankles as if left uncorrected we can ease back pains or headaches but the result won’t last. Stabilise the ankle, strengthen the weak muscles and stretch the tight ones and you’ll get much better results for much longer. We stock and prescribe Sole orthotics and are very competitive on price.
Trigger Point Therapy
Dry needling as described above is very effective at treating trigger points and relieving acute spasm of the muscles. It is basically the use of acupuncture needles (hence the name dry needle as they are not used to inject fluids) which are inserted into the trigger points to switch them off. You also get a change in blood flow around the needle as a reaction from the body and this helps to flush away inflammatory chemicals and pain mediators that lower your threshold for pain. So basically they relax the muscles and make them less sensitive. Studies have shown dry needling to be as effective as cortisone injections over the medium term for conditions such as tennis or golfers elbow.
If you’re looking for sports injury treatment in Poole, Bournemouth, or Blandford areas please contact us.