Sports Injury Treatment to get you back in the game.
At the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic we specialise in the treatment of sport injury. We offer a different approach to the treatment of sports injury. By using biomechanical and musculoskeletal assessment we not only diagnose the severity of the injury at present but we look for other factors which may have contributed to this injury and cause a reoccurrence of the injury in the future. We use static, dynamic and sport related strength and conditioning as well as treatment modalities to treat the injury as a whole. Some of the treatment methods we use to diagnose and treat sports injuries are:
Sports Specific Strength and Conditioning
This is a specialised sports injury treatment we provide and involves the use of strength training and exercises specific to the movements of the sport or activity undertaken by the individual. We at the Queens Road Sports Injury Clinic believe the treatment of sport injury should be at the standard for the individual to go back into their activity and sport with specific sports rehabilitation to ensure a non reoccurrence of the injury.
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.
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.