Sports injuries that are slow to resolve can destroy an athlete’s career or severely compromise the enjoyment of amateur athletes.
It is important that all athletes seek a professional opinion on the problem if an injury doesn’t spontaneously resolve within a few days. Severe trauma should always be referred to a professional and imaging undertaken to eliminate fractures, dislocations and red flag problems.
Sports injuries can be minimized by reducing mechanical imbalances and improving core stability and postural balance. This improves resilience and makes the athlete less injury prone. Proactive analysis of the athlete’s musculoskeletal performance during activity can provide valuable information on mechanical and muscular imbalances. This will allow me to make adjustments to muscular and fascial tensions to allow improved biomechanics. It will also allow weaknesses to be identified and an exercise programme defined to resolve them.
A series of protocols for common sporting injuries follows
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