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Injury Prevention

In regard to injury prevention, warm up programs that involve neuromuscular training, such as strength, aerobic endurance, agility and balance: are all vital components that can reduce musculoskeletal injuries by a minimum of 35% (Emery, C. A., & Pasanen, K, 2019). This study applies to team sport training.

Reduce Risk of Recurrent Injury with Taping

Taping and strapping have seen to reduce the risk of recurrent injuries such as an ankle sprain, but it has not yet been seen to prevent primary injuries. Norfolk Tissue Therapy is qualified in ‘sporting taping’ using kinesiology tape. This can be used in the correct circumstances, usually used to support and reduce pain of minor soft tissue injuries. It can also be used, post injury if the area requires some additional support.

Identify Weaknesses to Prevent Inury

Soft Tissue Therapists can assess a client, to identify any weakness or dysfunction of muscles that may need more attention than others. This identification can help to prevent injuries, as we are able to provide the appropriate treatment based on an initial consultation and assessment. In addition, if the range of motion is restricted and muscles are chronically tight, then this may increase the risk factor of injury.

Treatment with Soft TIssue Therapy

The therapist at Norfolk Tissue Therapy can use a variety of advanced techniques, to help loosen and realign fibres, lengthen and increase elasticity of the soft tissues, where relevant. Enhancing recovery as well as preventing injury is also gained through soft tissue therapy treatment.

Scar tissue is often developed when the body has attempted to repair a severe injury, or they have had surgery. Scar tissue caused by surgery can run through the layers of fascia and restrict movement and may affect the functioning of the muscle/joint. Scar tissue refers to thick, fibrous tissues that replaces or forms fibrous adhesions with healthy tissue that has been damaged.

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