Athlete Recovery & Performance Arts Recovery Management
Sports injuries are not only extremely common, but can also have long-term effects on an athlete when treated incorrectly or neglected. Without proper care and a recovery plan, what starts as a once-off injury can become multiple repeat injuries which can be devastating for both individuals and sports teams alike.
Jurmaine Health has a range of athlete recovery and performance management programs designed to help athletes and sports clubs to identify physical vulnerabilities, prevent injury and aid in the rehabilitation and recovery process.
Who Is Considered An Athlete?
As long as you are participating in a sport, you are an athlete.
The difference will be in the range of athletic development. For example, you may be a weekend athlete, a beginner athlete, an intermediate athlete, an advanced athlete, an elite athlete, a professional level athlete.
Performance Arts Recovery Management
Dancers, musicians and singers in the performing arts industry have unique needs when it comes to injury rehabilitation. Our Performance Arts Recovery Management program is designed to assess, treat, rehabilitate and prevent the occurrence of a range of common and not-so-common conditions suffered by performance athletes (dancers), musicians and singers including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, jaw pain and other soft-tissue injuries.
What Can I Expect From The Performance Arts Recovery Program?
It will depend on where you are now and where your target is. Recovery is an individual progress, as each person recovers differently. Therefore the sessions are geared toward your pace.
For example, an advanced performer can expect to be training approximately 7–14 hours per week, on strength training, rehearsals and perhaps weekend performances. As the demand on your nervous system, soft tissue contents and mechanical structure is high, massage alone may be insufficient.
We’ve Worked With The Following:
Common Causes Of Musculo/Movement-Mechanic Injury In Athletes
- Poor sport transition (eg. going from Triathlon to CrossFit™)
- Unsuitable programming for the individual athlete (eg. lifting capabilities or in team sports)
- Technical faults or Technique Mechanics vs Biomechanical issue
- High repetition in Singular (one) Plane of training Pattern
Issues We Help To Resolve
- Soft Tissue Dysfunction
- Sport Related Injury
- Indentifying weak links of movement patterns as result of previous injuring and helping to prevent recurrence
- Addressing Movement Mechanical vs Biomechanical issues
COMMON CONDITIONS FOUND IN THE Performance Arts INDUSTRY
- Misdiagnosis of knee issues
- Hyper mobility
- Lack of stability conditions
- Plantar fasciitis
- Plantar Nerve Entrapment issues
- Leg cramps from chronic compartment syndrome
- Shin splints
- Salt intake levels
- Movement mechanic issues
Performance Musician or Singer
- Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI’s) resulting in tension and weakness in the facial nerves, muscles, soft tissue of the cervical (neck) and diaphragm (eg: saxophonists, trumpeters, singer, etc)
- Nerve entrapment in the brachial plexus (for the pianist, violinist, flutist, etc)
- Poor Fitness training program for ballroom dancers and singers.