Injury Clinic & Treatments
Injury Clinic & Massage
As a Sports Therapist at Edge Fitness and Therapies, I am able to assess, manage and treat a large range of injuries.
My aim at Edge Fitness and Therapies is treat your injury as well as correct the cause of the injury which will enable you to return to your functional fitness in the most efficient way within the most optimal time possible but also correct the cause of the injury helping prevent it occurring again.
This is normally achieved by a mixture of the treatments available in the clinic. As well as rehabilitation / corrective exercise in the gym.
Sports Massage/ Deep Tissue Massage
Sports massage and Deep Tissue massage is aimed at individuals who regularly participate in sporting activity as well as individuals with muscular pain from their day to day activities. Sports massage manipulates soft tissue which will help improve and restore correct muscle function, increase flexibility and blood flow, remove waste products and break down adhesion. The massage we offer includes Muscle Energy Techniques (METs), Soft Tissue Release (STR), Myofacial Release and other Advance Sports Massage Techniques.
Vacuum Cupping Therapy
Vacuum Cupping therapy is a alternative therapy that is used on all types of soft tissue. Vacuum Cupping therapy is where the therapist applies a cup to the skin using suction. The cups can be static (Dry Cupping) or can be used with oils for deep tissue massage. Dry cupping may leave marks onto skin for 4-10 days which is due to the blood stasis and localised healing, it is reported the darker the mark the more healing is taking place in that area of the tissue. Cupping Therapy can loosen fascia, reduce pain and inflammation and stimulate blood flow.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation - IASTM
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation or (IASTM) is a popular treatment for myofascial restriction. IASTM uses specially designed instruments to provide a mobilising effect to scar tissue and myofascial adhesions.
Dry Needling / Medical Acupuncture
You should know the difference between dry needling and Chinese acupuncture. The difference between acupuncture and dry needling is that acupuncture treats for the purpose of altering the flow of Qi (or energy) along traditional Chinese meridians while dry needling follows science based direct approach, trigger points and trigger point locations.
Typically, dry needling is used for muscle spasms, stiffness, knots, pain management and sports rehabilitation. Its is also known as medical acupuncture.
Nutrition is a key part of your recovery. We can make sure you are taking on the right amounts and types of food to fuel your performance and aid your recovery. We build a bespoke nutritional plan that will fit in to you day to day life as well as compliment your training programme.
Following an injury it is vital to rebuild and reeducate the body back to its former status. We build rehabilitation programmes for all stages of exercise rehabilitation from initial injury all the way through to the functional training including flexibility, strength, power, proprioception and agility. This can include postural analysis and correction.
K Tape / Tiger and Rocktape are brands of kinesiology tape which helps reduces pain, swelling and inflammation and aids correct function of muscles, tendons and ligaments. It has a wide range of uses from aiding injury recovery to improving power and performance.
Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning
Strength and conditioning is a key element of any training programme. This plays a major role in your performance during training and competition but also at keeping you injury free. We build unique training programmes which will compliment your training in many sports working towards improving performance and reducing the risk of injuries.
Posture Analysis and Correction
Your posture plays a major part in your bodies well being. If you have poor posture you are more likely to suffer with pain and discomfort. We look at you current posture and the reasons why it is in the position it is. We then build a bespoke rehabilitation programme to aid you with the correction.