PROFESSIONAL SPORTS INJURY TREATMENT AND REHAB.
Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or an application of force that is greater than the body can structurally withstand. Whether your sports injury is acute or chronic, if pain persists this means that you are continuing to injure it and the injured area isn’t healing up the way it should.
An injury that occurs as a direct result of a sudden action, such as a twisted knee or ankle, is called an Acute injury. In contrast, an injury that is caused by overusing the same muscle/ligamentous group or joints, is called a Chronic injury.
With any type of sports injury it is important to firstly diagnose the problem correctly, in the rare event of unusual or serious injuries you may be referred for a scan or further tests which can diagnose problems that a conventional physical examination will not find. The initial treatment and advice given for any injury is very important, Mr Kelly believes that if the correct treatment and advice is given in the first 48 hours the speed of recovery is greatly increased. He believes in a multi-factorial approach to treatment only giving exercises, or heat and ice, or massage or manipulation/ mobilisation to an area will help but will not provide the more complete recovery a treatment regime encompassing a number of therapeutic and tried and tested techniques that have been developed over many years of practice.
Kevin Kelly BSc (Hons) DC graduated with a Sports Science degree in 1980 and a Doctor of Chiropractic in 1986. He works both for the NHS and in private practice and has been employed as the Plymouth Albion RFC Chiropractor.
As the first person in the UK to graduate with both a Sports Science degree and a Doctor of Chiropractic, Kevin Kelly has a unique insight into the treatment of sports and other joint injuries. He has successfully treated thousands of patients and having been a keen sportsman himself feels that the ability to empathise with the patient and understanding the mechanisms of injury is paramount for an effective treatment.
Mr Kelly’s philosophy is to treat patients as he would like to be treated himself, and it is this attitude that has allowed him to become the popular practitioner he is today, as well as the vast experience he has gained from treating the general public, as well as International, Olympic and Professional athletes.
Elena Long MSc. spent her early years lecturing in Computer Sciences. A keen sportswoman, swimming, rowing and playing Volleyball at regional level, captaining her city for many years. Elena has a great interest in sporting performance and is particularly interested in using her Sports Massage to complement training and aid performance throughout the season.
Here are some of the common sports injuries we treat : ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, back pain, groin strain, hamstring strains and other pulled muscles, knee joint injuries, Runner’s knee, Shin splints, shoulder injury, and Tennis/Golfers elbow.
Benefits of Sports Massage
Sports massage deals with the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of the soft tissues of the body and has many benefits. It is accepted as being invaluable to help sports injuries and performance.
As well as providing sports massage for sports persons and athletes Elena also also uses sports massage as a specific treatment for the muscles and soft tissues of the body for stress and tension and general tightness in the back and neck areas.
Sports massage aids training
Sport massage increases blood flow through the tissues can improve the recovery process allowing the athlete to train more effectively and safely.
Sports massage assists the removal of waste products and helps supply the tissues with essential nutrients to aid recovery.
Sports massage increases the understanding of the deep tissues, which means advice can be given on specific stretching, training and equipment to help improve performance.
Sports massage can help to prevent injury
Imbalances and damage in deep tissues can be detected earlier and potentially corrected before an injury develops. Remember through deep tissue massage, an athlete can learn to monitor their own condition and adjust their training accordingly.
Sports massage improves performance
Pre-event sports massage can stimulate circulation, calm nervous tension and help prepare the athlete for optimal performance.
Sports massage can be booked as a one off treatment for anyone to ease muscular tension or aid recovery post event, or as a series of sessions to complement your training and aid performance throughout the season.
Peverell Chiropractic Clinic, 49 Ganna Park Road, Peverell, Plymouth, Devon PL3 4NN Tel:01752 253777. The Well Being Centre, Pigmeadow Lane PL14 6AT, Tel: (01579) 344090.
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