Are You One Of The Walking Injured.

As a Sports Massage and Injury therapist , at my Injury Clinic  Getfitstayfit Norfolk, I deal with some quite traumatic muscular injuries,  sometimes injuries that people have lived with for years , ” The walking Injured” these people are the ones that feel that their only option was to just live with it, they are regularly  having to take pain killing medication, they  adjust their lives around the pain of the injury, until one day enough is enough or because of a further injury they have found themselves in a situation where they have to deal with the original injury also.

 

Finding themselves coming to see me , my job is to find the problem, by getting to the root cause of the injury , then Repairing it.

By Repairing the injured muscle, working into the superficial and deep Fascia , we can move on to Recovery,  by this I mean getting the muscles working for themselves again gently coxing them back in to functional ability,  getting the blood flowing back into them and releasing  the tension in the muscles .getting all the body systems to work in a cohesive order .Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord

 

Then we move onto Rehabilitation,  do you know we have, Muscle memory we do and it has been used synonymously with motor learning, which is a form of procedural memory that involves consolidating a specific motor task into memory through repetition. When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created for that task, eventually allowing it to be performed without conscious effort. This process decreases the need for attention and creates maximum efficiency within the motor and memory systems, this can be a great thing if you are fit and well as your muscles will work in a fluid motion within your body, but when you are injured, your muscles react differently, they want to tighten up to protect themselves so that they won’t get injured again, some muscles have to take over other muscles work , as the injured muscle wont stretch out , it becomes a habit and a default position.

 

My job is to break that cycle encourage the muscles to not go into default mode and  re-educate the muscles to once again work in a fluid movement .

 

This is when regular gentle exercise of the injured muscle starts to pay off, if we try to exercise injured muscle before it has been repaired or had time to recover,  then we will not move forward, in fact  it is  more than likely to impede recovery or in some cases,  further damage may occur.This is when regular gentle exercise of the injured muscle starts to pay off, if we try to exercise injured muscle before it has been repaired or had time to recover, then we will not move forward, in fact it is more than likely to impede recovery or in some cases, further damage may occur.

 

There are three essential steps  to my clients being back to being as fit as they can be, to reach the final goal you have to have to take the first step , I will  be able to help you to reach the third step, Remember, you  can’t have Rehabilitation with out Recovery and you can’t have Recovery with out Repair .

 

Lets start with that Repair of your injury so you DO NOT REMAIN ONE OF THE WALKING INJURED.

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