Treatments & Therapies
Select from the options below for more information on various treatments and therapies used in treating sports injuries.
Cryotherapy is the application of ice or cold packs for therapeutic effect. We explain when to use hot and when to use cold, cryokinetics, cryostretching, contraindications and the effects of cold therapy.
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 are not right, this can lead to many other injuries including lower leg, knee, hip and back. We explain over supination, overpronation, flat feet, gait analysis and more.
Sports taping techniques are often used in sports to support weak or injured joints. We have a number of strapping and taping tutorial videos to help with treating common injuries such as shin splints, ankle sprains, knee joint injuries, shoulder, and elbow problems.
Sports massage is a popular form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. Getting 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.
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?
Complementary and alternative therapies include treatments not considered in the main stream. Many are used in addition to conventional medicine or as an alternative.