Sports injuries are generally more aggressive than typical everyday injuries and require special attention by trained professionals.
Sports Injuries naturally have a longer recovery period due to the repetitive nature of the injury, in most cases, sports injuries occur when a muscle or part of the body has been overused due to physical activities. Common sports-related injuries include sprains, strains, splints and muscle tears. If you believe you are suffering from any of the above, you may want to consider booking a consultation with your local physiotherapy and chiropractic clinic.
At Coventry Back Pain, we can offer traditional and modern techniques of treatment that are effective in reducing your pain and preventing future injuries.
After your initial consultation, one of our qualified sports therapists will start treatments that will effectively manage your pain and prevent further injuries in the future. Your sports therapist will prescribe a course of traditional treatments and exercises planned to maintain your recovery progression.
Traditional methods of treatment at the Coventry Back Pain Clinic commonly include:
- Massage Therapy
- Specialised Physiotherapy
What is Sports Massage Therapy?
If you’re an athlete or you are often physically active, it may be beneficial for you to have regular sports massages.
Sports massages are far from those you may have had at a spa, sports massages are often intense, and may sometimes be uncomfortable. But most importantly they will work in effectively managing your pain.
Sports massages can be defined by category, pre-sport, post-sport, restorative and rehabilitative. Whatever your situation or condition, your sports therapist will be specially trained to target areas of the body prone to pressure or stress during physical exertion; this may include a technique called re-habilitation manipulation. This technique can manipulate your soft tissue to prevent further injuries, while also adjusting and stretching your muscles and elevating tendons to reduce further pain or injury.
Sports massages have been proven successful in increasing flexibility, physical performance and successful in maintaining long term pain relief.
In some cases, sports therapists may recommend more modern alternative treatments that can be more effective in alleviating your symptoms.
Shock wave therapy
Shock wave therapy is generally offered to patients after general physiotherapy has failed to improve the targeted injury. No injections, medications or surgery are required and treatment can be performed in a single appointment.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Shock wave therapy applies a short pneumatic shock to the problem area being treated. In this case, the shock wave therapy is applied and targeted to muscles and joints that have been injured due to physical exertion. The number of shocks triggered, level of shock and frequency can all be altered to match the severity of the injury and the patient’s pain threshold.
Pain alleviation results can be seen within one treatment of shockwave therapy, in some cases, your physiotherapist may recommend a course of sessions to maintain pain relief and quicken the period of recovery.
IDD Therapy is a non-surgical spinal decompression treatment for those suffering from back pain, neck pain and any spinal related injuries. IDD therapy benefits those who are continually suffering from trapped nerves, tight muscles and muscle spasms. Manual therapy usually resolves these issues, although some severe injuries particularly disc-related, patients may need something more to help their condition improve.
IDD therapy can offer a more precise and consistent therapy, which is more effective than manual and traditional therapies.
How does IDD Therapy work?
Many back pain conditions arise from particular levels in the spine, IDD therapy is a tool that uses computer-controlled pulling forces delivered by the (accuspiner) medical devices to distract targeted segments of the spine in order to take the pressure off specific discs and nerves whilst at the same time gently stretching and lengthening ligaments.
Idd therapy can improve the mobility of the spine and allow the bodies natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently and is beneficial to anyone who has suffered from pain for more than three months.
Sports Therapy in Coventry
If you are suffering from a sports-related injury, book a progressive consultation with one of our specialists today.