Gymnastics is a high performance sport requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, power, agility, control coordination, and grace. Injuries can result from sudden impact, not warming up or cooling down properly, overtraining and pushing your body beyond its limits.
Injuries that can occur from an unbalanced upper body can be in the shoulder, elbow and wrist such as tendinopathies and sprains. Most common injuries in the lower body involve back, hip, knee, ankle and wrists from the landing and dismount activities such as ligament sprains or mechanical locking of joints affecting the muscular function.
What do you feel?
Usually function begins to deteriorate in the form of weakness, fatigue, awkwardness of motion, restricted distance before other symptoms like pain, swelling, pins and needles, sharp catching pain, and numbness present as body struggles to perform efficiently.
What to do?
The practitioners at Chidi Lynn Proactive have helped many gymnasts recover from injuries such as recurring sprained ankle, pelvic distortions and shoulder problems through to optimising performance. It’s not only about speeding up the recovery process, but improving your performance allowing you to achieve your personal best at competitions and in training for grades whilst educating on how best to avoid further injury.
If your body is not performing how you would like, it is worth having a consult with us to establish the cause. If your pain is beyond our scope of practice, you will be referred and advised accordingly for the appropriate therapy/investigations.
If it is within our scope, we can work with you to help restore your body to its natural mechanics and relieve the tightness enabling the body to self-heal and regulate; as well as discuss the best way to prevent re-occurrence.
What would it be like to be pain free, functioning and enjoying ‘normal’ again?
Call now and get checked on 01732 897550