Why is our approach to sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain different?
Sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain are difficult to treat, if isn’t addressed at early stage.
The body is designed to move and it does everything to keep you moving. By the time you decide to take action and do something about your sports injury or musculoskeletal pain, many structures such us: muscles, joints, tendons, fascia and ligaments could be compromised due to compensation.
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 maintenance) where our team of osteos, physios, acupuncturist, massage therapists, myofascia specialist, sports therapist, Pilates instructors and Personal trainers work together as a team, to help you restore your joint, muscle, tendons, fascia and ligaments function.
Release – Premature attempts to strengthen damaged muscles prior to releasing the causative tension and tightness can, in fact, aggravate injuries, delay or prevent recovery, and increase the likelihood of relapse. By targeting contracted muscle and fascia with remedial massage, myofascial techniques, acupressure, trigger point therapy, acupuncture and other soft tissue techniques, we cause 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, coupled 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 – Only after causative muscle tension has been released, and joints fully mobilised, should targeted strengthening programmes be implemented. Our team of physiotherapists, sport 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 will simply repeat. This corrective brain-retraining takes time and practice. 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, 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. Our mobilisation techniques then provide the ideal range of movement, before strengthening and maintenance regimes to achieve full recovery and reduced recurrence.
Misguided focus to treat ports 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 risk of recurrence.