At AK Sports Therapy we are able to assess, manage and treat a large range of injuries.
My aim at AK Sports Therapy 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.
Sport Rehabilitators treat a range of injuries including:
Back pain – lower back pain, sciatica, disc problems and more
Pains and sprains in ankles, knees, shoulder groin, hip etc
Post-operative rehabilitation – (spinal, shoulder and knee surgery, joint replacements)
Total knee replacement rehabilitation
Cruciate ligament rehabilitation
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Injuries with an uncertain diagnosis
Post spinal surgery Post trauma, including fractures
Repetitive strain injuries Arthritis
This is normally achieved by a mixture of the treatments available in the clinic.
Sports massage and Deep Tissue massage is aimed at individuals who regularly participate in sporting activity or 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.
Joint Mobilisations and Spinal Mobilisations
Joint mobilisations are gentle mobilisations that aim to regain normal joint movement in a pain free range. Joint mobilisations aim to increase range of motion, reduce pain and stiffness by restoring the joint to its fully functioning motion. Mobilisations are normally used as a treatment with other types of soft tissue treatment.
Electrotherapy – Ultrasound & Interferential Therapy
Ultrasound Therapy is a treatment method used on soft tissue (muscle, tendon and ligaments) too promote healing. Therapeutic Ultrasound stimulates the tissue using sound waves which cause a deep penetrating massage under the skin. Ultrasound waves stimulate blood flow which increase the healing process by aiding the inflammation process, reduce pain and decreasing swelling.
Interferential Current therapy is used to reduce chronic pain and aid healing with out the use of drugs. Interferential is used on muscle to reduce spasm and aid the healing of muscle strains. This is done by applying a small electrical cross over current to the tissue causing stimulation of circulation and the nervous system.
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
Movement Analysis and Muscle Re-patterning
Following an injury or day to day life activities such as driving or using a computer we pick up compensation movements. These compensatory movements are a dysfunction in the kinetic chain and can cause you pain and discomfort. We work with you towards you goals to assess and correct the poor biomechanics and movement dysfunction.
Running Biomechanics Analysis and coaching
This leads on from the movement analysis and looks at how you move as a runner. Over time your style can change based on you previous injuries, distance you run or could be you just have never been taught how to run correctly. We look at your technique from head to toe coupled with movement analysis then build a programme based on your individual goals whether that be to run pain free, faster or for longer!
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 completion 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.