It can occur suddenly with a clear and documented history or it may occur insidiously with less defined or obvious causes. Often, the cause of injury is to be found in areas of the body distant from the point of pain. For this reason injury needs to be viewed and treated as part of a complex pattern of movement and balance from head to foot and through 360°
Assessment of balance both in terms of strength and length of muscles is vitally important in understanding why pain and injury occur. With this understanding, client specific, home exercises can then be planned to help restore balance, relieve muscle and joint pain and improve function.
Sports massage is used in combination with a variety of advanced soft tissue techniques, electrotherapy and assisted stretching to treat injury and pain and restore balance in the soft tissues.
These techniques may include:
Electrotherapy modalities, including ultrasound and deep tissue oscillation, are employed to speed healing at the site of injury.
Ann Le Bek has worked extensively in the field of health and fitness for 15 years, focusing on injury rehabilitation, sport and remedial massage, cardiac rehabilitation and exercise therapy. In more recent years she has trained in Austria in lymphoedema management and continues to run her lymphoedema clinic alongside the injury and massage clinic.
Institute of Sport and Remedial Massage ISRM
Member MLD UK
Sports Therapy Organisation STO
Member British Association for Cardiac Rehabilitation BACR
For further information please call Ann Le Bek on 07899 964163 or Red Roof Clinic on 01522 722595 or e mail Ann firstname.lastname@example.org