Accumulative strain can happen in almost any part of your body and encompass all kinds of conditions from spinal disc strain, sciatica, neck-headaches, tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, carpal tunnel, muscle tears and many more.
For optimal results prevention of recurrence is the key. For this reason it is important to note that increasingly less frequent sessions are needed after achieving the pain-free stage (X, Y and Z above) – We recommend a series of tune ups.
The very positive side-effect of this kind of treatment is that performance enhancement also occurs, as optimal muscle control to prevent recurrence is the same muscle control required for best performance.
Why can’t I just change and hold a good posture (such as sitting up straight) to prevent pain and further injury?
There are two answers to this question:
Most commonly when we ‘sit up straight’ our automatic action doesn’t position the spine into its ideal curves. While a ‘straight’ spine looks good, it can still place excessive strain on the tissues between the vertebrae. It’s the way the sitting-up is done that matters.
Once we have developed a habit of less-than-ideal posture, the gradual stiffening of the joints actually makes it harder to get into the ideal positions when we try. Correcting this common problem most rapidly requires a good problem solving system as each individual is different
Our hands-on approach based around a results-based recovery process for relieving strain for Traumatic and Accumulative injury, strives for a long term solution for each individual. This problem solving process for pain requires a lot of technical skill, a lot of individual personal attention including advanced problem solving and advanced testing methods. Our team undertake advanced training and advanced assessment skills to assist in the technical problem solving process.
We understand the importance of everyone working together to achieving your goals. This is why we work hard at helping the people that support you – instructors, coaches, personal trainers, parents of younger clients, group leaders, therapists, GPs etc.
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Please note – Your situation may vary from the explanation above. If you are not sure, please ask your physiotherapist to confirm your individual condition.
We offer our unique injury prevention services in one-on-one, hands-on consultations ready for your booking for today, or you can express you interest in our group workshops.
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** The term musculoskeletal refers to muscles, joints, bones and nerves.
¹Published journal article: Marras W M S: The case for cumulative trauma in low back disorders. The Spine Journal 3 (2003) 177.