Sports Rehabilitation and The personal Trainer

David Duffy
Natural athlete. Sport Science BSc (bachelor of science). Sports Rehabilitation MSc(master of science) .

What is sports injury rehabilitation?

Sport Rehabilitators help people suffering from pain, injury or illness involving the musculoskeletal system. They help people of all ages to maintain their health and fitness, recover from and prevent injury and reduce pain using exercise, movement and manual based therapeutic interventions.

Nearly two million people every year suffer sports-related injuries and receive treatment in emergency departments. Fatigue is a large contributing factor that results in many sport injuries. There are times where an athlete may participate on low energy leading to the deterioration in technique or form, resulting in a slower reaction time, loss in stability of muscle joints, and allowing an injury to occur. For both sexes the most common areas injured are the knee and ankle, with sprains/strains being the most common areas for injury. Injuries involving the patellofemoral articulation are significantly more frequent among females. The sport with the highest injury rate in the UK is football, with greater than 12 times the number of injuries seen in the next most common sport.

5 Stages of Injury Rehabilitation

  • Phase 1. Protection and Offloading. …
  • Phase 2. Protected Reloading and Reconditioning. …
  • Phase 3. Sport Specific Strength, Conditioning and Skills. …
  • Phase 4. Return to Sport. …
  • Phase 5. Injury Prevention. …
  • Conclusion.

What is a sport massage?

A sports massage is a style of massage designed to improve athletic performance and prevent injuries. Sports massage is both a specific and general term so let’s explore what this means to different audiences. Sports massage for competitive athletes.
Unlike the deep tissue massage, the sports massage technique mainly focuses on the areas most vulnerable to injury or stress as well as older and larger areas of built-up tension. … With the deep tissue massage, you receive full-body therapy to relieve new areas of pain in your muscles and tissues.

The personal trainer

A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. I will motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. I also measure the client’s strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure the client’s improvements in physical fitness. I will also educate my clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and nutrition guidelines.

Responsibilities of a Personal Trainer

Qualified personal trainers recognize their own areas of expertise. If a trainer suspects that one of his or her clients has a medical condition that could prevent the client from safe participation in an exercise program, they must refer the client to the proper health professional for prior clearance.


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