Athletes use us for speedy recovery, high level maintenance and in preparation for more “stressfull” sporting events. If you constantly give all and work at 110% its fairly certain that the risk of injury may increase also as the mind can push the body faster than it can change.
We use skilled triage techniques and cross refer or adapt length/times of treatment. This will speed your recovery at the fastest rate possible so you loose minimal fitness. We always aim to empower and educate our patients so if needed they can be their own Physitherapy/Osteopathy at home.
We are well known for speeding up recovery and can provide intensive treatment programs leading up and during sporting events at all levels.
“Sports Neuro Release Therapy” is a treatment designed by Ian Norman.
These Hatfield Practice treatments have been designed so that we can:
- Mobilise / Massage and free restricted joints: Joints that are not moving with 100% ease will slow you down and require more muscular effort, energy and are more prone to injury, therefore tiring you more and make you less efficient. Your potential full range of movement will probably not be achieved either, reducing performance.
- Stimulate relevant muscle groups: Muscles that are not relaxed and alert will not react fast and explosive but will be more prone to injury and consume excessive energy. Tight muscles will also reduce your range of movement.
- Free up the diaphragm function: A tight diaphragm will restrict your breathing, hence reducing your oxygen intake and adversely affect your performance and recovery. This is achieved in part by improving rib, thoracic spine and accessory respiratory muscle function
- Connect the body: One part of the body that doesn’t function optimally can affect other areas. For example a little neck restriction irritating the motor fibres of the nerves that supply the arm can reduce the response of the target muscles as far away as the fingers. Muscle chains are muscles which enhance (or reduce) other muscles e.g: postural muscles in the neck can affect postural muscles in the lower back, so a lower back weakness can be caused by a muscular tension in the neck. In the normal gait pattern, the arm swing is chained to the leg swing, so a shoulder problem can affect the hip (and vice versa) through a faulty muscle chain.
- Target known weaknesses and areas prone to injury: Have you got any known weaknesses or injury prone areas? Special attention will be given to this.
The “Sports Neuro Release Therapy” treatment starts with case history, taking full neurological examination, functional testing of muscular performance and joint movement structure and function. Then the treatment typically involves deep soft tissue massage treatment along specific and relevant nerve pathways.
The Deep massage tends to break reflexes. Patients tell us that this style of treatment provides an amazing sense of lightness and freedom of movement. Osteopathic manipulation of the spine (helping the central control of the whole body), manipulation / mobilisation of peripheral joints eases restrictions throughout the body. Massage style soft-tissue work includes reflex and trigger point therapy combined with Neuro release techniques help to improve the unnatural tensions thorough the body. Flexibility of the nervous systems is so important as nerve tensions often lead to pulled damages discs, joint and nerve injuries.
After treatment expect to feel light, free and invigorated due to endorphins and improved blood flow. Neuro elasticity and endorphin release means we can perform to their very best.
Sports Neuro Release Therapy Treatment can help with:-
- Achilles tendon injuries
- A/C joint separation of the shoulder
- Ankle complaints
- Back pain
- Calf strain
- Cartilage problems
- Dislocated shoulder
- Foot fracture rehabilitation
- Golfers Elbow
- Hamstring injuries
- Heel pain
- Hip problems
- Jumpers knee
- Knee pain
- Muscle cramps
- Neck problems
- Pain along the shin bone
- Patellar tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post surgery rehabilitation
- Recurrent sport injuries
- Stress fractures
- Swollen muscles
- Tennis Elbow
- and a variety of other sports specific injuries.
- Lower back pain (lumbar pain)
- Herniated and bulging discs (“slipped disc“)
- Upper back pain (thoracic pain)
- Neck pain (cervical pain)
- Migraine: extremely bad headache: a recurrent, throbbing, very painful headache, often affecting one side of the head and sometimes accompanied by vomiting or by distinct warning signs including visual disturbances.
- Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
- Wrist injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Frozen shoulder
- Shoulder dislocation (gleno – humeral and acromio – clavicular)
- Rib injuries inc. recovery from fractures
- Sternal pains
- Hip pain
- Pulled hamstring and other muscle tears and strains
- ITB (ilio tibial band)
- Achilles tendon tear and strain
- Sprained ankle and other sprains
- Foot pain
- Dropped metatarsal head
- Running injuries