Jan 21st 2009
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There are many techniques which can be used to help someone recover from an injury. I am qualified to use Acupuncture, which can really help reduce inflammation and spasm, most efficace if used just after an injury but can be used throughout the rehab.
Muscle Energy Techniques or MAPS as now called, these are techniques often used for the spine, for reducing back pain by promoting normal movement, they are gentle techniques, not manipulations and very efficace.
Manipulation, a difficult subject as I am trained to manipulate, however, rarely need to do this as I use the Muscle Energy Techniques more now with longer effect.
Strapping, I find these techniques particularly useful within the ski resort as often clients are here for 1 week and would like to be skiing as quickly as possible. They can be used anywhere on the body to reduce the effects of an injury in the short term, with rehab later to attain a full rehab.
Nags and Snags and Mobilisations with Movement, these are techniques which can be used again to regain “normal” movement within a joint/spine.
Mobilisations, neural stretches and much, much more. The techniques are endless to help aid a client, the tricky bit is knowing when and what technique to use and that just comes down to years of experience.
Massage, I have a sports massage diploma also and I find using massage as an adjunct to the above techniques can help treat the client, looking as a “whole” person, not just the knee or ligament precisely, afterall anyone working in this field knows that the body is great at compensating for a weaker area, sometimes causing additional problems later on. Please don’t be afraid of a sports massage, I hear people saying all the time they are afraid to have this as it was so excruciating when previously they had one. My answer to this is that was not a sports massage tailored to their body, of course I would not use the same pressure on a little petite lady as a large sprinter with legs the size of a ladies waist. A good therapist will adjust their technique appropriately. After a good sports massage you should feel your lets light and easily able to continue sport the next day not battered.
With all my treatments I am constantly hunting the problems but I also see my job as not only treating the problem, but treating the potential problem of the problem!
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