This Wimbledon has been full of surprises main players going out and the amount of injuries, even A shoulder injury just when Steve Darcis had reach a top position, put  him out of the running after beating Nadal. These elite and sub elite players have trainers working with them, due to how they train they are better equipped to avoid injuries, they also have Sports Injury Therapist, to deal with and aid with early intervention, should an injury occur. Being a Neuromuscular  injury Therapist , I know how much sports injury therapists are sought after by professional tennis players .

The problem is how do people who play tennis for recreation, deal with their injuries, they probably have full time jobs , can’t afford the time off work to recover from the injury , if it is a muscular injury i.e. sprain or strain, either to the wrist, shoulder or  elbow, as most of the injuries are upper body, unless there is a full rupture in the muscle .

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.

There is not much the hospital can do.

These injuries can in some cases take longer to heal than a break.

They can be debilitating, If not treated the can leave internal scar tissue.

This can leave weakness it can reoccur.

Soft Tissue injuries do need to be treated.

In most cases people feel the only answer is rest and painkillers, this is not necessarily so,  once it is established that it is  a Musculoskeletal  injury. This is where we come in as Sports Occupational Injury Therapists.  We can help people recover from a Musculoskeletal injury  quicker with early intervention.

Using cutting edge equipment in the form of the Bioneuro along with Neuromuscular Injury Techniques .

Getting into the deep muscles and increasing “Vasodilatation “ opening up blood vessels  quicker than conventional massage, will enhance  recovery so we can get you on the path to full rehabilitation.

Where we can aid you to  get you back to being the Best You Can.!!!

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