Why is our approach to sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain different?
Treating Sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain can be difficult. Therefore, addressing them at an early stage is important.
The body is designed to move. And it does everything to keep you moving. Sometimes you may decide to take action on your sports injury or musculoskeletal pain too late. Consequently, many structures such us: muscles, joints, tendons, fascia and ligaments could be compromised.
At this stage one single therapy isn’t enough to treat your pain or injury. At Perea Clinic, we offer you our RMSM program (release, mobilise, strengthen, and maintain). We have a team of Osteos, physios, acupuncturists, massage therapists, myofascia specialist, sports therapist, Pilates instructors, and Personal trainers. We help you restore your joint, muscle, tendons, fascia, and ligaments function.
Release – Premature attempts to strengthen damaged muscles prior to releasing the cause of the tension and tightness can aggravate injuries. Undoubtedly, it can also delay or prevent recovery, and increase the likelihood of relapse. We target contracted muscle and fascia with remedial massage, myofascial techniques, acupressure, trigger point therapy, acupuncture and other soft tissue techniques. This enables the relevant muscle and fascia groups to relax prior to freeing up movement.
Mobilise – Without maximum range of movement, attempts to strengthen affected muscles cause additional strain on already damaged tissues and fibres by overworking stiff joints. Our osteopaths, myoskeletal specialists and remedial therapists use advanced mobilisation and manipulation techniques. These are combined with stretching exercises, to enhance joint flexibility in preparation for strengthening. This significantly reduces the strain exerted by weakened muscles and encourages quicker recovery.
Strengthen – By releasing causative muscle tension, and fully mobilising joints, strengthening programmes can finally be implemented. Therefore, our team of physiotherapists, sports therapists and personal trainers create strengthening regimes and corrective exercise programmes as needed. However, we find in many cases, where the cause of the injury or tension has already been properly addressed, that simply releasing the underlying problematic, hyper-tonic muscle groups will give a lasting solution.
Maintain – Without i) behavioural change and ii) regular muscle maintenance, many soft tissue injuries simply repeat. Corrective brain-retraining takes time and practice. However, our remedial exercise programmes (including improving postural and kinetic behaviours) and regular soft tissue therapies deliver exceptional ongoing care to help minimise the risk of recurrence. Likewise, they help prevent the development of chronic conditions and identify nascent issues before they become painful.
How does it work?
We start by releasing your soft tissues (muscles, fascia and tendons) at the root cause of the injury, pain or chronic condition. We provide the ideal range of movement through mobilisation techniques, before strengthening and maintenance regimes to achieve a full recovery and reduced recurrence.
Misguided focus to treat sports injuries and pain
Premature referrals directly into “Strengthening programmes” miss essential “Release” and “Mobilisation” phases. This impairs recovery and, with a lack of proper Maintenance programmes, increases the risk of recurrence.