Jon W Sports Injury
Physiotherapy is a branch of medicine that deals with physical rehabilitation and the prevention of illness or injury. It focuses on manual therapy to improve mobility, relieve pain and restore function to a person’s joints, muscles, and skeleton. It also involves exercise programs designed to improve strength and flexibility.
Your physiotherapist will assess your condition at our Orpington and Bromely clinics before developing an appropriate plan for care. They may use various techniques such as massage or manual therapy to help reduce pain or inflammation. They will also recommend exercises for strengthening muscles or stretches for improving joint mobility. This will be provided with a personalised program.
Physiotherapy is an essential part of the rehabilitation process. It is a treatment that helps to improve or restore physical functions such as movement, coordination, and balance.
Physiotherapy has been proven to be effective in the following areas:
-Improving mobility and range of motion
-Reducing pain and stiffness
-Decreasing muscle spasms
-Increasing joint mobility
-Improving balance and stability
Physiotherapy is a treatment that focuses on the physical aspects of an individual. It is designed to help people recover from injury or disease.
The treatment includes a range of techniques and exercises that are designed to improve the patient’s physical function, relieve pain, and prevent future injury. The goal of physiotherapy is to improve quality of life for patients and return to optimal health, exercise and fitness levels.
What is the difference between physiotherapy and sports therapy?
Most often a lot of clients try to inquire whether they need physiotherapy or sports therapy. Well, even though both professions are geared towards treating musculoskeletal disorders, they are some key differences in their approaches. The role of a physiotherapist is to help people who are affected by an illness, a disability or an injury. More so, a physiotherapist helps in managing pain and equally in preventing diseases in their patients, irrespective of their ages. This is usually achieved through manual therapy, movement and exercise as well as through education and advice. Physiotherapists can therefore help improve the symptoms of a range of conditions including, neurological, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, etc.
Sports therapy on the other hand, focuses on musculoskeletal disorders, by treating pain and injury through hands-on-treatment and rehabilitative care. The goal of sports therapy is indeed to restore, maintain as well as maximize movements in a bid to relieve pain so that the patient can cope with physical and sporting activities.
Although sports therapy and physiotherapy have many similarities and may sometimes even overlap in each other’s treatment program, there are still some key differences;
- Physiotherapists have broader knowledge about the medical profession and this explains why they are allowed to treat illnesses and diseases, including respiratory and neurological issues. Meanwhile sports therapists are more exposed to sporting environments. Thus, there are quite efficient in preventing sports injuries through well designed strengthening programs.
- Physiotherapists focus on rehabilitating patients so that they can feel comfortable and be able to cope with their day to day activities. Sports therapists on the other hand ensure that their patients maintain the required physical level that is needed for specific sporting activities.
However, our sports injury clinic focuses mainly on musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Thus, if you need the services of a sports therapist or physiotherapist around Orpington and Bromley in Kent, you should feel free to contact us. We have some of the best professionals in the field, so rest assured you would be totally satisfied with our services.
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We use the techniques of effleurage, petrissage, tapotement and friction as part of his treatments.
- Effleurage can be light or deep. Effleurage is a continuous stroke with a gliding motion. It is applied using the palm of the hand of forearm. Effleurage increases blood flow, generates heat and aids lymphatic drainage.
- Petrissage is a more concentrated deep tissue massage technique working into specific areas or muscle groups. The fingertips or knuckles are used to pick, roll and kneed the tissue.
- Tapotement involves the use of cupping and hacking. These are rhythmic, dynamic movements that stimulate muscles groups.
- Friction is a specific deep technique that is used to break down scar tissue and adhesions. It can be used on muscle tissue, ligaments, tendons and fascia. It often involves working against the fibre direction.