At Laura’s Pilates & Injury Therapy we assess your injury first, through a questionnaire and discussion to better understand your complaint. We follow this up with postural screening and a movement examination. Movement examination helps us view how the body, muscles and joints react during active, passive and resisted movement. Further tests may be completed and a suitable method/form of treatment will be decided upon with the client.
Sports Massage or Deep Tissue Massage (DTM) is a great way to help loosen out any tight and tired muscles and help rejuvenate them. DTM gets into those deeper layers of muscles and helps iron out those tight areas. Deep pressure is also used in Sports Massage but with a faster stroke.
Vacuum Cupping Therapy
This is another form of deep tissue treatment and will favour anyone who is not keen of dry needling. Cupping Therapy helps increase blood flow to those deep tight muscles in the body as it lifts up the skin and superficial muscles into the cup. Specific training has been completed to practice Vacuum Cupping in Laura’s Pilates & Injury Clinic.
Dry Needling involves the insertion of a sterile needle (only used once) into a trigger point or knot in the muscle. This trigger point causes pain in a muscle and can refer pain to different areas in the body. Several research has proven a relief of pain in these points as a result of dry needling. Specific training has been completed to practice Dry Needling in Laura’s Pilates & Injury Therapy.
Kinesio Taping® is tape that is specially designed to provide support and stability to the body to help aid with recovery and the healing process. Kinesio® tape is not restrictive but it moves with the mechanics of the muscles or joints and helps relieve pain, aid with lymphatic drainage which will allow a decrease in inflammation and can have many benefits as a result. Studies have proven a physiological effect on muscles, ligaments, skin along with an effect on the lymphatic and circulatory systems as a result of Kinesio Taping®. You can read more on Kinesio® website.
First response and having support for your players is very important. We provide an assessment and treatments service at training sessions along with working at matches. Match cover would include strapping and sports massage before the game, first aid during the game and assessment and treatment post match if needed.