Overpronation and oversupination of the foot are terms used to describe how your foot moves when you walk or run. if you overpronate or oversupinate then you may be more susceptible to a number of sports injuries. On this page: Overpronation Oversupination Overpronation Overpronation is often recognised as a flattening or rolling in of the …
Treatments & Therapies
Foot biomechanics is the study of how the foot moves during the gait cycle. You wouldn’t build a house without getting the foundations right, and it is the same with foot biomechanics and sports injuries. If your foot biomechanics is not right, this can lead to lower leg, knee, hip, and back injuries
The following are examples of commonly used medications for treating sporting injuries and other medical conditions.
Sports massage is a popular form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. A regular sports massage also forms part of many athletes injury prevention strategy. We demonstrate simple sports massage techniques for various parts of the body and explain the benefits and effects of massage, as well as when it may not be appropriate. On …
Complementary and alternative therapies include treatments not considered in the main stream. Many are used in addition to conventional medicine or as an alternative.
Electrotherapy is the use of electricity as a form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. We explain some of the various forms of electrotherapy treatment below.
There are many types of therapist out there, all calling themselves something different, having completed different training and offering different treatments and services. How do you know which one to visit to meet your requirements? Or maybe you are thinking of training to work in the sports injury field and are not sure which profession to choose?
Cold therapy in sport is popular as it is effective and easily available. In particular, the PRICE principles of PROTECTION, REST, ICE, COMPRESSION & ELEVATION are often important emergency first aid treatment for sports injuries but always check for contraindications where cold therapy may be harmful.