Sports, Dance & Fitness Injuries2018-09-26T15:21:09+00:00

Sports, Dance & Fitness Injuries

Jurmaine Health has a range of athlete recovery and performance management programs designed to help athletes, sports clubs and performers identify physical vulnerabilities, prevent injury and aid in the rehabilitation and recovery process.

Assessment:

When we think of a sporting, dance and/or fitness injuries, we often assume that there’s a single attributing factor to the injury; usually that of a sudden event where one can describe exactly what happened.
Although these injuries do occur, and we do see them, these are often described as acute traumatic injuries, where a person has suffered a direct injury/trauma to an area, such as a rolled ankle in dance, a strained elbow post arm bar in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or even a potentially torn ACL/meniscus post a direct hit to the knee whilst the foot was planted in soccer/footy. In such cases, where we may suspect internal damage, we’ll often refer the patient for imaging to help in an accurate diagnosis and care plan. Co-treatment with another doctor/specialist may sometimes be required, if surgical intervention is involved.

Common Injuries

More commonly, we see injuries due to poor movement patterns, where the current biomechanics of the person have resulted in injury, or where a person has suddenly started a sport or an exercise for which their body is not currently prepared for.
Tight hip flexors and abdominal muscles, leading to someone squatting with their centre of gravity shifted forward, leading to tendonitis of the quadriceps tendon due to the work that their quadriceps are having to do when they squat. Limited mobility in the ankle joint, leading to the dancer modifying their stance by hyperextending their knee and hip in order to ‘appear’ as though they have full range, and maintain form during their dance routine. A pitcher recovering from rotator cuff surgery, who only moves through his shoulder/arm and neck, in order to pitch, resulting in the original rotator cuff injury.
All are examples of the types of injuries we see often, as well as how poor biomechanics and movement patterns and timing of exercise and exercise/sport introduction, play a role in how injuries occur.
Addressing these issues not only helps in the injury recovery process, but it also aids in injury prevention, and aiding the participant in their chosen sport and/or exercise.

Ongoing Management

Treating the presenting injury/symptom is only the start of the recovery/healing process, but with specific exercises tailored for the individual, the rate of recovery is much faster. Along with exercises to aid recovery, we also offer individual movement training sessions and packages, which one may consider if a return to a specific sport/exercise is desired, or if a plateau has been reached in one’s training and one would like to move past this, and of course, if an alternative to ‘regular gym/exercise’ training is sought.

Contact us for our movement coaching

Sports, Dance & Fitness Injuries

Jurmaine Health has a range of athlete recovery and performance management programs designed to help athletes, sports clubs and performers identify physical vulnerabilities, prevent injury and aid in the rehabilitation and recovery process.

Assessment:

When we think of a sporting, dance and/or fitness injuries, we often assume that there’s a single attributing factor to the injury; usually that of a sudden event where one can describe exactly what happened.
Although these injuries do occur, and we do see them, these are often described as acute traumatic injuries, where a person has suffered a direct injury/trauma to an area, such as a rolled ankle in dance, a strained elbow post arm bar in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or even a potentially torn ACL/meniscus post a direct hit to the knee whilst the foot was planted in soccer/footy. In such cases, where we may suspect internal damage, we’ll often refer the patient for imaging to help in an accurate diagnosis and care plan. Co-treatment with another doctor/specialist may sometimes be required, if surgical intervention is involved.

Common Injuries

More commonly, we see injuries due to poor movement patterns, where the current biomechanics of the person have resulted in injury, or where a person has suddenly started a sport or an exercise for which their body is not currently prepared for.
Tight hip flexors and abdominal muscles, leading to someone squatting with their centre of gravity shifted forward, leading to tendonitis of the quadriceps tendon due to the work that their quadriceps are having to do when they squat. Limited mobility in the ankle joint, leading to the dancer modifying their stance by hyperextending their knee and hip in order to ‘appear’ as though they have full range, and maintain form during their dance routine. A pitcher recovering from rotator cuff surgery, who only moves through his shoulder/arm and neck, in order to pitch, resulting in the original rotator cuff injury.
All are examples of the types of injuries we see often, as well as how poor biomechanics and movement patterns and timing of exercise and exercise/sport introduction, play a role in how injuries occur.
Addressing these issues not only helps in the injury recovery process, but it also aids in injury prevention, and aiding the participant in their chosen sport and/or exercise.

Ongoing Management

Treating the presenting injury/symptom is only the start of the recovery/healing process, but with specific exercises tailored for the individual, the rate of recovery is much faster. Along with exercises to aid recovery, we also offer individual movement training sessions and packages, which one may consider if a return to a specific sport/exercise is desired, or if a plateau has been reached in one’s training and one would like to move past this, and of course, if an alternative to ‘regular gym/exercise’ training is sought.

Contact us for our movement coaching

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