Prevention and management of injuries related to sport and exercise are important to us. We provide evidence-based and holistic guidance to ensure our patients gain their maximum potential. Sports Physiotherapy also includes physical activity, re and -prehabilitation, acute intervention, and performance enhancement.
Lisma Kemp Physiotherapists also provide Physiotherapy services to sports teams. Having a more holistic approach when it comes to teams, will assist with the performance and health of athletes.
In different sports, different techniques and functional movements are required. We believe that in every sport, functional testing is crucial.
We adapt our assessment and treatment techniques for every athlete depending on his sport or role in a team. We firmly believe providing specialist treatment and rehabilitation, sport-specific, will promote to the athlete’s recovery and return-to-play.
Superficial EMG assists in the testing to evaluate the functional status of muscle. This is also known as biofeedback. Using this device assists Physiotherapists with neuromuscular training as well as rehabilitation.
Exercise is a key factor in any patient’s rehabilitation. Benefits of exercise include pain management, improving mobility and movement of joints, recovery from injury or surgery and improved balance. Other benefits also include gaining muscle strength and endurance, promotes core stability and enhancing overall function.
Rehabilitation is important to optimise function. The aim of rehabilitation is to promote patients to get back to their previous level of function (home, work, and leisure) where applicable. This can include any acute or chronic injury or surgical interventions.
Prehabilitation, in short, is the prevention of injury. This is the assessment of risk factors and the implementation of certain exercise protocols to reduce an athlete’s chance of injury.
Return-To-Play assessment is a holistic approach. The testing is done by multidisciplinary team members to ensure athletes’ safety before they return to their previous competitive level.
Biomechanical assessments include the analysis of certain activities. This can be everyday activities including sitting, standing or walking.
In sports, biomechanics also include running and functional movement assessments during different sports. This will enable us to assist in the detection of biomechanical faults. Knowing this allowed us to determine the cause of injury and aids in prevents any further damage.
Ergonomics plays an important role in maintaining good posture. This includes posture and workstation assessment. Through this, devices can be prescribed depending on the need.
Mobility training is a type of exercise that Physiotherapists use for regaining or improving normal joint and muscle range of motion. It also assists in decreasing injury risk and muscle activation.
Dry Needling is the stimulation of soft tissue. Soft-tissue structures include muscle, tendon, ligament, and fascia. It is an invasive procedure where fine needles or acupuncture needles are inserted into the above-mentioned structures, for pain relief.
Benefits of Dry Needling include improving range of motion, improve muscle strength and restoring muscle activation.
Electrotherapy machines deliver an electric impulse to the area it is stimulating. Using the right modalities and dosages, Electrotherapy can promote and facilitate soft tissue healing.
Benefits include relaxation of spasms, cessation of muscle atrophy, re-educating muscle use with stimulation, improve range of motion, reduce pain and assist with wound healing.
Manual therapy is a hands-on approach used by Physiotherapists. The benefits include reducing pain, increasing range of motion, mobilizing soft tissue structures and reducing inflammation and restriction in movement.
Manual Therapy treatments can include joint mobilization, stretching muscles, passive movements of certain areas, massaging and trigger point therapy.
Lisma Kemp Physiotherapists offer Physiotherapy for Sports teams. We are also qualified in providing field-side Physiotherapy for Rugby teams.
Sports massages assist in the performance of athletes. The techniques use, vary according to the patients’ needs. Benefits include a reduction in muscle spasms, improving flexibility, decrease muscle tension and improves range of motion.
Pilates classes will commence in 2020.
- Joint Mobilisation
- Sports Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Manual Therapy
- EMG Muscle Stimulation
- Exercise Programmes
- Dry Needling
- Strapping/Taping & Assistive Bracing
- Pilates (Coming March 2020)