Sport and occupational injury rehabilitation uses a wide range of techniques to achieve complete recovery from sports injury. The use of Rehabilitation and exercise therapy ensures the fastest possible recovery time scale for an individual. At Queens Road Sports Injury our experienced team will ensure the best possible Rehabilitation and exercise therapy care using the most up to date methods. Some of the Rehabilitation and exercise therapy methods we use to treat sport injury and occupational injury are:
Used as a method to determine muscular strength and activity muscular assessment is a very effective rehabilitation and exercise therapy technique. It can determine the stage of progress as well as the next stage in the treatment process.
Biomechanical assessment of the musculoskeletal system will also be used as fitness testing to indicate if the patient is ready to go back into activity. When dealing with sport injury specific sporting movements which the individual participates in will be used. This is a new concept on fitness testing and is something our vastly experienced team offer.
Using various strength and conditioning exercises incorporated with our rehabilitation and exercise therapy process we can treat not only current injuries but future injury also. By using further specialist exercise rehabilitation and exercise therapy we can make the treatment of your injury specific to your sport using techniques such as proprioception and dynamic balance rehabilitation.
The assessment and treatment to joint injury can be a complex process. They are the articulation of two or more bones surfaces creating a strong structure which allows axial movement. The injury to a joint all most certainly involves other structures such as soft tissue, cartilage and bones. Our experienced therapists thoroughly assess joint injury by using manual movements and in depth assessment tools. The treatment of joint injury is dependent on severity and structures involved. At the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic our experienced therapists and thorough assessment tools will ensure a fast recovery from any injury.
Electrotherapy treatment is used for many of its desirable effects. It can be used to decrease swelling or pain at the injury sight and also to stimulate and strengthen selected muscles. At the Queens Road sports injury clinic we use a host of electrotherapy modalities to help fast recovery and pain relieve these include ultrasound, TENS and interferential therapy.
Heat treatment is used as an effective therapy for many musculoskeletal injuries. Heat therapy can be used to reduce injury pain and joint stiffness, decrease muscle spasm, and increase blood flow to the area which promotes healing. There are many ways in which heat therapy can be applied. The method of heat therapy application is dependent on severity and time scale phase of the injury.
Cold therapy or cryotherapy is a very effective method for treating acute
musculoskeletal injuries. Cold therapy can be used to help decrease swelling and pain. The application of cold therapy to a musculoskeletal injury in the acute phase can significantly decrease the amount of damage. It can also be used in chronic (long term) injuries such as edema. With acute musculoskeletal injury the application of cold therapy helps to restrict the amount of bleeding by vasoconstriction into the injury site and so decreases swelling. It also helps to reduce pain, muscle spasm and the risk of cell death by slowing down the rate of metabolism which is an important factor in treatment time and rehabilitation.