Injury & Rehabilitation
Whether you have a long term injury from an accident, a postural problem or a sports injury, our team will help you get back to your optimum health.
By treating the injury and then developing a rehabilitation plan you will get back on top form.
Treatments can also target inflammation and pain to give you immediate relief whilst we diagnose the cause of the problem and work on your treatment plan.
Therapies specifically for injury and pain include Physiotherapy, Osteopathy, Clinical Pilates, Sports Massage, Acupuncture, Homeopathy and Neuromuscular Therapy
Rebuild your body and stay injury free
Osteopathy – It is necessary for the body to adapt to injury, to shift weight and move differently. Sometimes the body copes fine with this adaption but sometimes it needs a little help. Often old injuries and strains come to light and start to cause problems. Ensuring balanced pelvic and spinal alignment is a great start to supporting your body through dealing with the shock of injury.
Osteopathy helps to realign the body and to speed up recovery from injury. Correcting the alignment of the core structure of the spine facilitates its recovery and that of the attachments such as, legs, knees, feet, arms, and shoulder girdle.
Clinical Pilates – Pilates rehabilitation works for many reasons. The great attention to detail and form is a perfect way for you to gain strength in the weaker or injured muscles and joints. Pilates is gentle on the joints, so there is little worry of over stressing an already stressed body. Pilates also develops the smaller muscle groups that work to support joints and bony structures. And because Pilates builds a bodily awareness to balance, chronically weak and imbalanced muscles become equally strong.
Pilates as rehabilitation is also great preventative medicine. Keep yourself strong today and avoid injuries tomorrow. This is a great metaphor for people suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis or fibromyalgia.
Pilates rehabilitation not only develops strength, but it increases flexibility in muscles and joints. This is a particularly important note for you if you are suffering from arthritis. You need to keep their joints “oiled” up. They do that by using them. Use it or lose it! Keeping a full or near full range of motion in the joints is immensely important to all people, but to arthritis sufferers in particular.
Homeopathy – after an injury and during rehabilitation homeopathy can help to relieve acute pain and inflammation and act as a support on the road to recovery, mentally and physically.
Acupuncture – Chinese Medicine considers that health depends upon the continuous and unobstructed circulation of blood and qi throughout the body. Inserting fine needles regulate the flow of qi and blood and release a complex cascade of subtle but powerful neural, vascular, endocrine, lymphatic, and immunological responses that together result in:
- Pain reduction
- Muscle relaxation
- Restoration of blood flow to limbs and organs
- Normalization of organ activity
- Reduction of inflammation and swelling
- Tissue and wound healing
- Enhanced immune response
- Increased joint range-of-motion
- Stress reduction and mood enhancement
The net effect of these processes restores both local and systemic “homeostasis:” the body’s normal state of dynamic, balanced function.
Neuromuscular Activation – If you have an injury involving the tearing of your muscles or other tissues, that injury is going to get repaired with scar tissue. Neuromuscular Therapy can reduce scar tissue, speed recovery and help return an injured area to its full functionality. Conditions such as frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injury and shin splints are just a few problems that can effectively be treated with a series of treatments.
The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.