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Sports Injury Clinic

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Any one that leads an active lifestyle by sports participation, going to the gym or even walking can incur some kind of injury.

An injury can be in the form of a traumatic incident, such as during a game or competition or one that gradually gets worse with further activity.

The discipline of massage can be used to warm up tissue vigorously before a competition to increase blood flow through to the muscles, particularly if they are tight or inflexible making them more efficient and prepared and less likely to get injured.

It can also be used post exercise for sedative effects and to aid the removal of toxins that would of been produced during activity. With a variety of techniques that can be used, the massage can be specifically tailored to an individuals needs.

Please feel free to contact us about any of our services we offer by calling us on 01603 868606 or e-mail us on sales@sportlink.co.uk.

Injuries

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When an injury first occurs, it is always best to stop what you are doing straight away and try to apply an ice pack to the injured area.

Dependent on the severity of injury, try to ice for 10 minutes at a time over the next two to three days at regular intervals combined with rest (usually from the aggravating activity). If this does the trick, then great.....if not then it is always best to get it checked out for proper rehabilitation advice.

With an on going overuse injury, it is important that the problem can be identified as soon as possible, otherwise it is likely to worsen causing greater pain and disability. Again, a professional with great experience in dealing with a variety of injuries would hopefully have the ability to indentify the cause of irritation and resolve the problem.

With regards to an over use injury in running, the term 'shin splits' is commonly used to describe pain in the lower leg that typically worsens without rest and if left untreated can be a serious problem in which surgery may be required. This term can be better described as a compartment syndrome; there are three compartments in the lower leg, anterior, superficial posterior and deep posterior, all containing muscles surrounded by a muscle sheath.

The pain occurs when this sheath becomes inflamed because of increased pressure generated by the working muscles, the muscles expand during exercise and the sheath must be flexible enough to allow this. Hence the importance for gradually increasing training to allow these adaptations to occur.

Sports Massage

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The discipline of massage can be used to warm up tissue vigorously before a competition to increase blood flow through to the muscles, particularly if they are tight or inflexible making them more efficient and prepared and less likely to get injured.

It can also be used post exercise for sedative effects and to aid the removal of toxins that would of been produced during activity. With a variety of techniques that can be used, the massage can be specifically tailored to an individuals needs.

To book an appointment with Chas, please call us on 01603 868606 or e-mail us on sales@sportlink.co.uk.

Sports Massage Prices

30 Minutes - £25

60 Minutes - £40

Biomechanics & Video Gait Analysis

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The Biomechanics of the body when participating in sport is important concept which needs to be considered, particularly if injuries in the same area repeatedly occur.

At Sportlink in particular, the Video Gait Analysis technology allows us to analyse our clients' bodies as a functional unit. One of the advantages of this means that we are able to look at the interaction between the spinal column and the pelvis (the point of where the axial and appendicular skeleton join together). The importance of this is that the area is often a point of weakness because of the large forces to be transmitted through and often poses as the route of many problems, which may cause injury.

This technology allows us to pick up on pelvic tilt, leg length discrepancy, spine curvature, muscle imbalance and over pronation of the foot, all of which have the potential to cause injury. Just because these have a genetic basis, doesn't mean that activity cannot be participated in.

With the help of a professional, specific exercises and mobilisation treatments can be performed to strengthen the identified weakened areas and loosen the tight ones. Additionally, the experience that the Sportlink Professionals have can provide help and advice on correct footwear, or foot devices that can simply begin to help a biomechanical problem and make all the difference in the clients ability to perform in a particular sport or just an activity that they enjoy.