Manual Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation

When?

 

Whenever you find it difficult moving joints or they are painful, Manual Therapy can help. The effects of which can be felt immediately following the first treatment, in terms of joint mobility and fluidity in movement.


Manual Therapy is equally effective in treating sports rehabilitation. In sports, an optimal and balanced working relationship is required at all times from the Fascia (connective tissues) and loco-motor system. Sports injuries can be as a result of the muscles being overburdened through excessive training or following surgery. We can be both of assistance and contribute towards finding a sound causal solution for disorder with lasting results, combined with stabilizing training and exercise therapy. Which together means that the risk of new injuries can be avoided!

 

In addition to this, Manual Therapy can be a pivotal start point in rehabilitation treatment following a surgical operation, especially at the locomotor apparatus, as effective recovery goes hand in hand with a balanced and sensible approach towards revalidation. Here at the practice, Manual Therapy treatments are supplemented with individual training programs and exercises to be carried out at home.


Some of the complaints that Manual Therapists can treat:

  • Neck and head: stiff neck, torticollis (wry neck), trapezius myalgia, headaches, various forms of migraine, whiplash-related complaints, dizziness and problems related to balance…
  • Jaws: temporomandibular joint, chewing and dental problems…
  • Arms: pain and/or limited mobility as a result of overstretching, overuse and pinched nerves, nerve pain from a herniated disc…
  • Chest: pain in the breastbone from irritated cartilage, joint-related problems between the collarbone (clavicle), breastbone (sternum) and ribs…
  • Shoulders: pain and/or limited mobility from inflamed tendons, bursitis and/or dysfunctional shoulder capsule adhesion, due to dislocation, torn ligaments, fractures or operations…
  • Elbows: tennis elbow, golf elbow, instability, locked joints…
  • Wrists and hands: locked wrist bones, tendinitis, carpal tunnel, trapped nerves, arthritis of the fingers and thumb…
  • Back: pains between the shoulder blades, rib-related problems that radiate pain along the breastbone, acute and chronic lower back pain by overuse, arthritis, lumbago, hernia, sciatic nerve pains or any other forms of nervous pains that radiate down the lower back and legs…
  • Pelvis, sacrum en tailbone (coccyx): post-natal muscular pain between the sacrum and the pelvis, dysfunctional pelvis resulting from trauma’s (falling on the coccyx, incorrectly lifting…)
  • Hips: pain and/or limited mobility due to inflammation of the muscles, tendons, bursae and hip capsule, resulting from shocks or trauma’s, i.e. strain and/or overuse, pain radiating from the lower back…
  • Groin: (inguinal hernia), pains in the groin radiating from the lower back and hips due to inflamed local muscle and tendons, or groin strain (due to excessive pressure on groin muscles)…
  • Thighs and calves: muscular problems and tendinitis…
  • Knees: pains and locked knee joints, tendinitis, pain and/or limited mobility due to dysfunctional kneecap ligaments following an injury/operation…
  • Lower legs (shins): Tendinitis and shin splints (inflammation), trapped nerves…
  • Ankles and feet: sprains and strains of the ligaments, inflamed and locked joints, painful conditions of the heel and sole …

 

During the tests carried out at the first appointment, it will already be apparent as to how your specific complaint can be treated. So that straight after the first appointment, you will clearly be informed about the further course of your treatment. In case we are unable to help you ourselves, we will make sure that you are referred through to the best placed Specialist or Therapist.