Sports injuries are yet another area where the patient may require long periods of immobilization for recovery. Fractures, sprains, ligament injuries etc are acute conditions and also in the long run degerative conditions, back pain, neck pain or any joint problems may occur in the list of sports injuries. As a result of such injuries and resultant resting period, joint stiffness, decrease in range of motion of joints, pain etc can occur. Combination protocols of Physical medicine, Ayurveda and physiotherapy can bring out excellent resilts.
Type of Injuries
Running injuries are extremely common and can include back, hip knee and ankle based injuries. At Seha Garden our assessment of a running injury will include a detailed overview of lower limb flexibility and muscle strength, an analysis of running technique on a treadmill to ascertain running style and potential nuances in technique that may need adjusting as well as prescribed targeted exercises to align, stretch and strengthen key areas.
Running injuries can occur for a variety of reasons including poor biomechanics in the foot and lower leg. Muscle imbalances often lead to abnormal stresses in the kinetic chain leading to knee pain, or ‘runners knee’- which is an irritation of the knee cap and adjacent soft tissues.
Achilles Tendon Pain
Reduced muscle flexibility in the lower limbs often can lead to problems such as Achilles tendon pain or shin splints. All of the above conditions can be contributed or exacerbated by incorrect footwear or badly worn trainers, muscle weakness and poor core stability.
Hamstring injuries are common in runners. The hamstring muscles comprise of three muscles in the back of your thigh and they work to produce flexion of the knee. They are usually put under greater stress with hill running, or with a ‘kick sprint’ at the end of a race. Often hamstring strains and tears are due to weakness in the muscle group, and poor flexibility. Muscle imbalances often occur between the quadriceps and hamstring muscle groups as they both oppose each other when bending and straightening the knee. If the quadriceps are too dominant, this can lead to additional stresses and weakness in the hamstrings. At Seha Garden, our physiotherapists are skilled to assess whether muscle imbalances are present allowing more targeted treatment.
Tennis players suffer from a variety of injuries. As the sport involves lots of upper limb activity with the use of the racket, it is not surprising that injuries to the shoulder, elbow and wrist are most common in tennis players. If an injury is affecting your game our physiotherapists will help to get you back on court as soon as possible.
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
This is pain occurring to the outside of the elbow on the bony prominence and is caused by excessive loading and stressing to the tendons to the forearm muscles which attach to the elbow. Tennis players can be prone to this condition due to poor technique hitting the ball at the outer edge of the racket leading to reaction forces through the handle of the racket through to the forearm. It can also be caused by excessive gripping of the racket and weakness in the forearm muscles. However, many people who experience tennis elbow, have never lifted a tennis racket. Any repetitive activity which stresses the tendons of the outer forearm muscles can lead to this condition.
Rotator Cuff Injury
Tennis involves lots of repetitive movements of the shoulder and upper limb. Overuse injuries can result in excessive forces within the rotator cuff tendons which can lead to pain and inflammation. The rotator cuff tendons also play a significant role in keeping the shoulder positioned in its socket. It is important to maintain good strength and conditioning of the rotator cuff to reduce the risk of injuring the tendons, as well as to ensure good movement patterns around the shoulder complex.
A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone, or where there is severe bruising on a bone. It often occurs because of overuse and repetitive stress on a bone. Stress fractures often happen in tennis players in the lower leg, foot and lower back. Early diagnosis is critical to prevent further damage and protection to the bone is key to healing. Stress fractures can occur in tennis players often due to fatigue in muscles and tendons which can lead to more stress on the bone.
Golf Injuries Common golfing injuries treated by Seha Garden International Hospital Golf injuries come in many different guises and can range from wrist and elbow pain, back and shoulder pain as well as knee pain. It is important to understand the cause of the pain and get an early and prompt diagnosis. If you have an injury that is affecting your game, call us now for an expert assessment and a personalised treatment plan.
A lack of spinal flexibility can lead to pain and stiffness in the lower back and thoracic spine. Golf requires good rotation through the hips, pelvis and spine. It is therefore very important to warm-up before playing with gentle exercises and stretches.
Wrist and Elbow Pain
Poor grip technique can contribute to wrist and elbow pain. Often a change in this area can have consequences on the shoulder and neck region through over compensating.
Knee pain can be caused by over bending the knees when swinging, or pivoting too much through the knee instead of turning your feet out slightly to reduce this stress. Too much rotation through the knee on the downswing phase of the swing can lead to ligament or sometimes meniscal injuries.
Please send us an up-to-date medical report (in German or English). As soon as our team of doctors has assessed the patient’s condition, Seha Garden International Hospital will send you an individual quotation.
Regular clothing and nightwear (bedclothes will be provided)
Bathing wear (dressing gown and bath slippers will be provided)
Drugs (drugs for your neurological treatment will mostly be provided)
Tracksuit / sportswear
Splints / supports etc.
You live in a comfortable room suitable for wheelchairs, with balcony and a spacious bathroom. Most of the rooms face South, with a view over Lake Constance. All rooms are equipped with a comfortable electric bed, telephone, internet access, TV set and room safe. Your will find a hair dryer, dressing gown and bath slippers.
Seha Garden International Hospital offer many additional services, e.g. your personal newspaper, fresh fruit, mineral water and, of course, attractive programmes for your leisure time and excursions.
The Seha Garden International Hospital offers all international patients a predetermined number of therapy hours per week. The treatment schedule will be prepared individually for each patient and adjusted to the patient’s health status.
The Seha Garden International Hospital is equipped with highly specialised therapeutic devices. The Allensbach site has a swimming pool for hydrotherapy and also provides ultramodern therapeutic machines e.g. the Vector system (for gait training) and the Armeo system.
You need to pay in advance to ensure payment of the incurring costs. If your payment exceeds the sum stated in the final invoice, the overpaid money will, of course, be refunded. If the sum stated in the final invoice exceeds your advance payment due to unforeseen complications, we will ask you to pay the outstanding amount.
June 5, 2021
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