Sports physiotherapy is one of many specialties aimed at providing amateur and professional athletes, with necessary rehabilitation, care and prevention, in addition to providing proper guidelines to those patients who practice a physical activity and want to do it safely.
In order to correctly assess the injuries sustained by an athlete, it is necessary to have extensive knowledge of the specific biomechanics of each sport. Furthermore, once the injury has been healed, specific knowledge of the movements involved in the sport is necessary in order to ensure the patient’s safe return to physical activity, by allowing for proper rehabilitation and reducing the risk of recurrence.
With an extensive knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as its starting point, osteopathy is the science that led to the development of a method focused on treating the patient rather than the pathology. Its aim is to not only eradicate the symptoms, but also to identify and eliminate their cause. Thus, osteopathy focuses on identifying hypomobility in the body, that is, joint dysfunctions or areas of the body that are not moving as they should due to a significant degree of limitation or joint blockage.
In short, these are manual techniques that go beyond curing a simple pain: the aim is for the patient to regain organic balance.
Shockwave treatment is based on the use of a mechanical-acoustic wave to deliver a significant amount of energy to pain points and musculoskeletal tissues. The aim of shockwave treatment is to eliminate pain as much as possible.
Once the primary pain point is located, shockwaves are applied, using slow circular movements: this results, mainly, in an increase in the production of collagen, which facilitates the regeneration of tissues, and the filing off of calcifications.
Trauma physiotherapy is a discipline of physiotherapy that, through manual and physical means, prevents, treats and heals traumatic ailments such as fractures, multiple injuries, sprains, and dislocations. The objective is to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, regain mobility, and achieve functional recovery of the patient.
Trauma physiotherapy deals with various pathologies such as sprains, dislocations, fractures, prostheses, torn ligaments, ruptured muscle fibers, tendon tears, meniscal pathology, osteoarthritis, and arthritis.
Kinesio- or neuromuscular bandage is a Japanese bandage technique that acts on the musculoskeletal and lymphatic system. It was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase and consists of applying adhesive bandage to the painful part, taking advantage of the elasticity of the bandage-tape to adapt as if it were the skin itself. Surely, you have seen people on the street wearing this tape and wondered: “What is that for?” Keep reading – we’ll fill you in.
Thanks to the bandage’s particular characteristics, the bandaged area can move freely, unlike with classic bandages. Kinesiotaping is very useful in treating pain and muscle injuries, as many athletes and patients who have tried it for a while have reported.
Nutrition is not just for losing weight, it can help you in the recovery process from an injury, avoiding pro-inflammatory foods or to improve the symptoms of chronic digestive and rheumatic pathologies. If you are an elite or amateur athlete and want to improve your sports performance, it is also important that you take care of your diet.
Ecoguided Invasive Physiotherapy: Dry needling, percutaneous neuromodulation, EPTE
Dry needling, percutaneous neuromodulation, and EPTE are part of what is known as invasive physical therapy. Dry needling is an invasive technique aimed at deactivating muscle or myofascial trigger points in order to reset and relax the target muscle. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous neuromodulation technique is defined as the use of an ultrasound-guided needle to produce electrical stimulation of a peripheral nerve at a point along its path or of a muscle at a motor point, with a therapeutic objective. Percutaneous electrolysis therapy (EPTE) is a revolutionary technique in the treatment of tendinopathies. It uses galvanic micro-currents, so that the application is practically painless for the patient. This technique is quite effective: application is quick, and patient recovery times are greatly reduced.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is an important tool we use to prepare an objective clinical diagnosis for the patient. Furthermore, musculoskeletal ultrasound allows us to safely and accurately perform various invasive techniques, such as: dry needling, which involves complex muscle approaches in the vicinity of delicate neighboring structures such as neurovascular bundles, ganglia or an organ; percutaneous neuromodulation, where it is used to locate the peripheral nerve that we want to treat, and; EPTE, where it provides greater efficacy by allowing for precision entry of the needle in the area in which the tendon injury is located.
We understand the process of functional rehabilitation of the injured individual to be the time that elapses between the moment of the injury and his/her return to work or competition. The main objective of functional rehabilitation is for the individual to regain or even surpass the level at which he/she competed prior to the injury, and to do so in the least time possible. At the LH Physiotherapy Clinic, our aim is to provide a suitable rehabilitation which allows for a recovery strong enough to avoid relapses.
Functional rehabilitation is a personalized process with a focus, as noted above, on allowing the patient to return to daily activity without any problems, that is: 100% free from discomfort and from any signs of the injury that had kept him/her away. For optimal functional rehabilitation, collaboration by the patient and participation by qualified professionals – both physiotherapists and sports coaches – are necessary.,
Orthopedic Manual/Manipulative therapy (OMT) is today a sub-specialty of physiotherapy; it represents an area of specialization within Physiotherapy aimed at evaluating and treating arthro-neuro-muscular dysfunctions. In this way, this discipline is based on clinical reasoning, on the review and understanding of available scientific and clinical evidence, and on a bio-psychosocial approach which treats each patient as an individual.
It is very important to have a healthy and regulated microbiota because, as you may have heard, the intestine is the second brain. This is true, since it has many nerve networks that collect information to take it to the central nervous system. If your microbiota is not regulated and this is maintained over time, you can favor the development of many types of pathologies.
Opinions from our patients
I went to the clinic with lower back pain that I had suffered for 4 years. I have been through many places, but I have to say that with Enrique I was right. We follow an innovative treatment, of the highest quality, which has made this pain forgotten. In addition to being a great professional and well trained, he is a charming person. Thanks Enrique. I invite you to visit it.
Alvaro Lobo Herrero
Highlight the treatment and attention of Enrique. He is an excellent professional. I found your clinic and in a short time a problem that had been dragging on for a long time improved!