Recovery & Beyond is a proud member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.
Yep that’s a mouthful! While our membership underlines our commitment to sports physiotherapy, it’s our years of experience in rehabilitating, strengthening and maintaining sportsmen, both amateur and elite that make us the most proud.
We have slowly built up a centre of excellence that covers many of the aspects involved in preparation, rehab and recovery in the field of sports.
A physio looks at sports performance in a different way than a strength and conditioning coach does. An experienced sports physio will be able to bio mechanically assess an athelete and pin point pr oblems that lead to underperformance or recurring injuries.
We believe these are highly beneficial to all levels and have just launched specialised classes that help you with Skiing Golf and Running to name a few.
This isn’t just so we can show the logo on our site. It’s because we take physiotherapy standards of care extremely seriously.
It’s not easy to become a physio at Recovery & Beyond. You need years of varied experience and advanced skills in manual therapy and manipulation techniques.
These are the skills and attitudes we invest in. They are also, what enables us to help clients recover from injury and chronic long term pain. We also believe it’s this expertise that sets us apart from other similar healthcare practitioners in Cardiff.
Your body is a a highly connected structure, working on one part in isolation is unlikely to yield long term results. Like many leading practitioners we think about care holistically. To provide this level of care means that we offer the full range of manipulative and therapeutic techniques.
For example, your condition may require manipulation, the kind of treatment Chiropractor’s often provide. However, for long term recovery manipulation alone may not be enough. To achieve lasting pain relief and mobility manipulation may need to be accompanied by joint mobilisation, soft tissue work and specific exercises. Recovery and Beyond are set up precisely with this type of holistic care plan in mind.
Here are some of the techniques and treatments available
The Physiotherapist may use high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques to increase range of movement at a specific joint . This can produce the characteristic click.
This is a specific technique only to be used when appropriate and only by those with specialist training. This will only be used in treatment when indicated and only done with your prior consent.
Joint mobilisations are repetitive or sustained specific joint movements which are used to relieve pain and increase movement .
We are trained to use a wide range of soft tissues techniques including sports massage strokes , myofascial release , connective tissue and fascial manipulation , specific soft tissue mobilisation and muscle energy techniques among others . These are combined with other techniques to improve mobility and joint function . We also have two sports massage here at the clinic , and we work closely as part of a team , you may be referred to one of our sports masseurs should more soft tissue massage be recommended .
If indicated your Physiotherapist may decide to specifically mobilise neural structures , specific stretching movements with a combination of joint or soft tissue mobilisation techniques .
Exercise and functional rehabilitation and prehabititation is paramount in injury recovery and prevention , and is something we take very seriously at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy .
Keeping up to date with the latest research is important as things can change quickly in exercise medicine . Our exercises will always be evidence based and our expertise and involvement with sports teams and individuals means we have vast experience in exercise and rehabilitation .
Strength and conditioning principles are used for optimising normal , functional and sporting movement.
We use Acupuncture for pain relief and for the treatment of trigger point . Our approach combines traditional Chinese medicine points as well as additional western approaches including dry needling .
Not all of our Physiotherapists are qualified to provide this as part of your treatment if you are particularly interested in receiving acupuncture or have received it in the past with good effect , please tell reception at time of booking so you are booked in with one of our Acupuncture trained physios . Our clinic is licenced by Cardiff city council to carry out the practice of acupuncture by Qualified personel within the establishment .
We use electrotherapy when appropriate to either help relieve pain or to facilitate the bodys healing process. These are used when necessary but less frequently than our other techniques as we believe improving function with experienced hands on treatment to be the primary target of any intervention and which responds with the best results
Symptoms vary but may include
Normally caused by sudden extreme forward then backwards movement , such as in a car accident
Symptoms may include
Can be traumatic or due to wear and tear
Symptoms normally include
Impingement happens when tendon catch within the shoulder joint due to a lack of muscle control and/or less space available within the joint
Symptoms may include;
Instability can be due to a previous trauma such as dislocation , mechanical faults or hypermobility
The AC joint is at the top of the shoulder and can be overstretched during a fall or contact injury
Symptoms can include
Also known as Lateral epicodylalgia or epicondylitis. An overuse injury not exclusive to tennis player’s
Symptoms commonly include:
Another repetitive strain type injury , again not exclusive to golfer’s!
Pain on gripping
Possible symptoms :
Sciatica is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve , commonly from a ‘bulging disc’ in the back.
Symptoms may include:
The menisci are the knees shock absorbers. If you tear a meniscus, your knee will swell and become painful. You may feel that the initial pain has gone away, but an aching pain will return.
An untreated torn meniscus could lead to damage to the articular cartilage in your knee.
ACL damage is often a result of a twisted knee injury during sports or maybe sustained after a fall. Overstretching can also result in an ACL injury.
You often hear people with ACL problems describe their knee popping and the knee joint giving way. This is also followed by a painful swollen knee.
Common signs of osteoarthritis in the knee
Medial Collateral Ligament injuries often occur when the outside of your knee hits something while your leg is bearing weight. It can also be injured when your knee falls inwards due to a fall or collision.
Possible symptoms of an MCL injury
Tendonitis often causes pain after running or jumping, hence the nickname ‘Jumper’s knee.’
ITB is a common injury in runners. Symptoms to look for include