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Injury Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation can help people suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. Sessions can help people of all ages to maintain their health and fitness, recover from and prevent injury and reduce pain using exercise, movement and manual based therapeutic interventions. Once we suffer an injury, be it a trauma or an over use injury sustained through our profession, the structures around the injury site start to take the majority of the forces which travel through that particular joint. This is to protect the damaged soft tissue and therefore, the joint can still work and our everyday movements are made possible, in an ideal situation the structures heal and return to function as they were pre injury, however this is not always the case especially through long term injuries, the body will take the path of the least resistance, meaning that if it has adapted and became efficient in this new way of moving why would it need to adapt again.  This is why is it common to weight bare on one side more than the other after ankle sprains, we then see the opposite hip become tender or sore.

An initial consultation will offer an in-depth interview and physical assessment to identify an appropriate diagnosis, any predisposing factors to injury and any other health related disorders. We will then use clinical reasoning to tailor a recovery plan to return you to optimum function and physical activity. You can expect your Therapist to integrate advice, education and rehabilitation into all aspects of your life.

We are trained to carefully record and protect all personal information, including sensitive information relevant to their condition as part of the treatment session.

Here at Enhanced Movement we have a strong focus on biomechanics, exercise rehabilitation and returning patients to high levels of function. Identifying movements patterns which may be adding to the strain or the overload of certain structures, we look at the fundamental movements which are the push, pull, carry, squat and hinge. Optimising these have been seen to reduce stiffness, pain and increase mobility in everyday life.

  • Back pain – lower back pain, sciatica, disc problems and more
  • Pains and sprains in ankles, knees, shoulder groin, hip etc
  • Post-operative rehabilitation - (spinal, shoulder and knee surgery, joint replacements)
  • Total knee replacement rehabilitation
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Cruciate ligament rehabilitation
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Injuries with an uncertain diagnosis
  • Post spinal surgery
  • Post-trauma, including fractures
  • Chronic pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Arthritis

We offer group rehabilitation classes and individually tailored 1 to 1 sessions, please contact 07787 558533 to book in for a consultation.


GAIT ANALYSIS

Analysing your running gait can have a positive impact on not only on your speed but also reduces the likelihood of acute and chronic injuries. Gaining information about how your foot is landing, and how supported your torso is can help to identify weak links throughout the chain. The body is designed to transport the ground reaction force (some might remember this as Newton's 3rd Law of Motion states that “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction") from the ground and then up the structures which make up our body. If there is restriction in any of the joints, maybe from and old ankle sprain or around the hips with overactive quadriceps, then running becomes less efficient.

You can expect to be filmed either on a treadmill or outside, or feel free to bring in or send a video with a side view and a view from behind, lasting approx 20 seconds. We ask you to be running for 6 minutes in a steady run and then at the pace you would naturally run at this is important as it allows the therapist to identify how you move naturally opposed to what you look like fresh in the first few minutes. The pace is important as the video needs to be as accurate as possible, mimicking as much as it can when you are on one of your training runs. We look at range of motion within a clinical setting and then cross-reference the results with what is happening to you when in motion.

We offer treatments and stretches but also a report on our findings along with recommendations for training, this is tailored to you personally. The recommended programme will contain different components of fitness including stretching, strength and conditioning. We will then discuss with you where you prefer to train, it may be the gym with weights, or at home using just a kettlebell and body weight, or we can offer advice on adapting your current circuit class or body pump class. Drills and warm-ups are also an important part of running; these are usually used to practice new techniques pre-running. 

Please note we are not affiliated with any footwear supplier, and therefore cannot recommend which make or model to purchase, however, we can look at your current trainers to get an idea of where you are exerting the most amount of pressure, and how this may be affecting the joint above it. For example, when landing with a straight ‘ish’ knee, the heel strikes the floor and the force from the ground travels up the front of the leg, and not where it ideally needs to go. Which is behind the lower leg, and up through those meaty calf muscles, putting the front of the knee under more strain, often causing pain around the front and under the kneecap. We may ask you to run barefoot and then offer advice on how much support you may need, we tend to work from the head down opposed to the foot up.