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Today we are going to talk about the most common injuries that occur in the corridors of walking due to the implementation of this sport.
Is the common name for pain in the front of the leg, usually on the inner thigh and calves.
Anterior compartment syndrome
Pain and swelling during exercise in front of the leg on the outside of the shin bone
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles gastrocnemius and soleus to the heel. This problem can become inflamed from overuse biomechanical and running.
The plantar fasciitis stretches from the heel, on the soles and arch support. It’s a fairly common overuse injury in runners and walkers.
The ankle sprain is a common injury when walking or running on uneven terrain.
Patellofemoral pain is an indescribable pain in the knee, which appears suddenly when you’re running or walking on slopes both up and down.
Stress fractures are common among runners in the femur (thigh), tibia (shin) and feet. Effects are due to repetitive contraction of muscles attached to them
Misalignment of the hip
The dislocation of the hip is characterized by a sense of annoying clicks on the outside or front of the hip is not painful.
Medicine continues to advance with new formats and concepts aimed at improving the lives, this has been the case Kinesiotaping, which has entered in a landslide in the world of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. This revolutionary method of dressing that is increasingly used in therapeutic rehabilitation processes, such as Kinesio for back pain . Today I will explain what it is and what their most important applications and advantages.
This type of dressing is very new in terms of rehabilitation techniques. It emerged in the seventies in Asia by the hand of Dr. Kenzo Kase and Dr. Murai. In 1995 the U.S. reached kinesiotaping. In the late nineties the player introduces Alfred Nijhuis kinesiotape in Europe and early 2000 the bandages neuromuscular arriving in Spain. Emerged as a type of bandage used by elite athletes.
Coined in different ways (Kinesio Taping, Kinesio, kinesiology taping, bandaging neuromiofascial, Medical Taping) the Kinesiotaping is a light bandage, elastic, waterproof and allows the athlete mobility and elasticity. The technique involves the application of special elastic tape to the affected area in order not to limit the movement and eliminate pain or muscle problems. Solve problems and musculoskeletal pain without restricting the movements of these as in certain types of bandages.
The Kinesio is used to treat any problems associated with pain, from headaches to foot pain. Its main functions are: Subject of muscles (muscle and joint stability), reducing inflammation and improving circulation, relieve pain, correct joint problems and even used in healing processes. Allows quick and easy recovery of the patient.
This dressing contains no medicine and no physical or chemical difference between the colors. A good application technique is a fundamental requirement to be effective.
A) Lying on your back bend one leg and hold it below the knee
Push the knee toward your chest.
Repeat this exercise 3 times with each leg.
B) Lying upward bend and cross one leg over the other leg, once crossed push the knee toward the floor.
Repeat this exercise 3 times with each leg.
C) Lying on your back with legs bent and arms resting on the floor, on the cross.
Knock down the leg (pelvis down) to one side and stay in that position as close to the ground as possible.
Repeat this exercise 5 times.
D) In addition, next to a wall, resting on her hand.
Keeping your legs together leading body arching your hips toward the wall.
Change sides and repeat 5 times.
It can lead to problems of ankles and legs. Physical therapists recommend using shoes for exercise on the beach, either running or playing sports like soccer, beach volleyball, etc..
Every summer, attending to queries from people with physical therapy sports injury improperly.
A person not accustomed to physical exercise, taking advantage of the summer months or holidays for sports on the beach, has a high risk of problems.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin splints
Even fractures in the metatarsal region of the foot by not taking the necessary precautions.
Another recommendation of physiotherapists for this summer is to avoid doing outdoor sports during the middle of the day and, if so, use breathable clothing.
Experts advise those who are not exercising during the year, not to walk continuously for more than half or three quarters of an hour.
Go swimming to those people who have joint problems and / or muscle, taking into account that crawl and back styles are the healthiest for our column.
The epicondyle is the area that is located on the outer side of the elbow where the forearm muscles attach.
Lateral epicondylitis is due to an inflammation of those muscles, mainly the second radial and extensor digitorum.
Mainly this injury occurs when exercising or jobs that require a continuous repetition of the extension, micro trauma.
Should be initiated as soon as a physical therapy program which includes both stretching exercises and strengthening of the extensor muscles of the forearm.
y giving more acute pain, start stretching elastic to stretch the tissues that have lost flexibility, usually extensor, wrist flexor and supinator.
Stretches are held for 15-20 seconds, 5-6 times a day.
Manual physical therapy
- Deep transverse massage (Cyriax)
- Relieving massage the epicondylar muscles / epitroclear
- Elbow Myofascial Release
- Osteopathic manipulation, if required
- V-Power Technique Spread
- Ischemic compression for trigger points (Trigger Points) of the epicondylar muscles / epitroclear
- Stretching epicondyle / medial epicondyle
If the origin of lateral epicondylitis / epitrocleitis was in a neck problem the treatment should be aimed at treating the cervical spine.
If the patient does not improve by applying different techniques, you should seek medical advice to implement alternative solutions (injections, surgery, etc)
A sport such as golf is ideal as a complement to the sometimes grueling work every day this group of people do.
On numerous occasions, golf takes a sport injury-free. But golf is a sport not without asymmetric and musculoskeletal damage, which works the muscles of one side of the body so antagonistic to the other.
Some people play golf for medical advice, this sport can be very useful as a therapy for people who have suffered a stroke.
The objective has been to carry out treatment with physiotherapist by playing golf, being a fun, enjoyable and different than usual for people with disabilities, who often have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful natural environment, performing both and almost without realizing a therapeutic exercise very beneficial to your health.
The swing areas of the brain exercises with balance, coordination or fuerza.Jugar helps patients feel more autonomous and forget their illness for a while.
This pattern of movement can result from the inability to “feel” where the scapula (shoulder blades) in relation to the trunk.
The improvement in the control arm blades will not have much mobility, avoiding overuse of the shoulder and improve the transfer of energy generated by the body and increase the speed of the clubhead.
It can work in first place in the “pitch and putt” to stretch and make the first moves of coordination and balance, and then passed to the practice court where we practiced motor skills and giving balls with the help of golf teachers.
And finally on the practice green exercise oculomotor coordination, calculation of distance and force.
It is important to understand that each treatment depends solely on the person, therefore the physical therapist specializing in Golf, has the power to build a personalized and individual treatment to optimize the possibilities.
Modern life and some professions make over time to wear certain areas of our body and begin to feel intense pain.
Generally secretaries, clerks, computer make an abusive use of the computer and that brings dire consequences for the ligaments and joints of our arms and hands.
To prevent and relieve overloads, devoted to these exercises a few minutes a few times a day.
Supports the hand firmly on your desk, relax your fingers and slowly pull the thumb to the side and back. Hold 3 seconds.
Stretch your fingers
Supports the fingertips on the edge of the table and pushes his hand slowly, but firmly. Hold 3 seconds. First with all the fingers at a time and then one by one.
Board fists on the table, with thumbs facing up. Keeping your forearms resting on the table, not moving, open your fists to the sides and back to the starting position.
Board the palms of his hands before his face and, without separating them, lower them as you can. From there, relax your shoulders and hands moving slowly back and forth. Notice how the tension of the stretch goes from a forearm to another.
Also, if the pain persists, go to a physical therapy center are more professional and can advise you and massage for faster healing, based on 3 sessions per week.
Physiotherapy has a key role in patients with Parkinson’s disease.
A common problem with which people find is that their movement is more difficult, slower and more rigid than it used to be.
Common activities that occur daily may not be as automatic as they used to be. These include, for example walking, standing, turning in bed and in and out of a car.
As physiotherapists we use the Bobath concept for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases. This re-alignment of the body, loosening stiff joints and muscles to promote greater freedom of movement.
If the muscles are used less often, they lose strength. As part of treatment, are given specific exercises tailored to the needs of each individual.
Another characteristic of Parkinson’s disease is the stooped posture that contributes to poor balance. We can help maintain an upright posture, which will help prevent or reduce the risk of falls. Walking slowly is often presented as a problem in this condition. This affects the quality of our movement, reducing our speed and confidence, while also increasing the risk of falls.
The physical therapist mobilized the pieces of the body with his hands in order to “awaken” and try to make them work more efficiently.
It is common for Parkinson’s disease produces a loss of confidence and mood is below normal.
It is part of the therapist’s role to encourage and motivate the patient through their difficult times.
Ultimately it aims to promote independence and improve quality of life through the help and advice on how to manage Parkinson’s disease as effectively as possible
Definition and description of sports physiotherapy and physiotherapists.
A physical therapist is a recognized professional sport that demonstrates
advanced skills in the promotion of safe physical activity through participation, advice, and adaptation of rehabilitation and training, in order to prevent injury, restore optimal body function, and contribute to improved athletic performance athletes of all ages and the
skills, while ensuring a high level
professionalism and ethics in practice.
Description of sports physiotherapist
Sports physiotherapists are professionals who aspire to work in master’s level 2. Sports Physical therapists work with athletes of all ages and abilities, individually and in groups, to avoid damage, restore optimal function and
contribute to improved athletic performance through specific knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve the best clinical practice.
Sports physiotherapists are pioneers in their field, and evaluate the practice of critical and as a challenge to develop new knowledge through research and dissemination of this understanding to initiate changes in the different practices.
In his role as professional leader, sports physical therapist influences culture and multidisciplinary professional because it keeps abreast of new innovations and their incorporation into education, by creating enabling professionals to implement best practices in your environment .
The aim is to promote safe participation in physical activity and sports physical therapy by the profession, the community and facilitating the international mobility of therapists through education and practice.
Sport physiotherapists incorporate knowledge and understanding of their innovations in the roles as advisers on several levels – as in the case of
managers (micro level), in the provision of services (average), and in influencing policy change (macro level).
Physical therapists maintain independence in their decision making, ensuring their duty of care for the athlete in a context that can occur with many conflicts of interest.
Standards and Responsibilities of the Sports Physiotherapy
The process of developing competencies and standards
has been described in the preceding paragraph. The competencies have been written within the sub-roles for different functions. This has led to the development of statements regarding the expected competencies of sport physiotherapists. Standards have been developed to complement each with a corresponding description.
These are specific behaviors that indicate the minimum level of performance for each competency.
Competencies and standards are presented specifically for
on its primary role: Care of the patient / client. This function is linked with activities such as sports physiotherapist consultant, professional leader and innovator.