Unavoidably injuries happen and If you do happen to acquire an injury this will affect your training. We advise you to seek help and advice from your Trainer on how best to co-ordinate your training while dealing with your injury. If a diagnosis cannot be made we will forward you the best person to seek advice from about your injury.
Injuries can be classed in two ways:
Single Injury – an occurrence such as a pull, strain, sprain, tear, rip, dislocation, fracture, break or hernation of one of the body’s structures.
Progressive Injury – is an onset of injury from either one or more single injury (accumulated), or from a progression of factors like negative posture, improper training technique, poor mobility, muscular tightness and onset of musculoskeletal conditions.
We at Evolution Fitness Professionals aim to give the best in injury assessment, rehabilitation and management and here is how:
The rehabilitation of an injury is different for every case and individual client, as a variety of lifestyle factors and fitness levels come into it, each case is taken and viewed separately.
Injury rehabilitation can be verified as each stage is taken into consideration, assessed and planned for, taking for example someone from having a fracture or a break in the leg, taking that client from non weight bearing to full weight bearing and active running, jumping and back to sports over the progressive weeks.
Your trainer may remain in contact with your G.P., Physiotherapist, Specialist or Consultant at all stages of rehabilitation until you are discharged from their care.
Your injury rehabilitation can take the form of home exercises and quickly progress to aquatic training, gym training, studio training, outdoor training and sports specific training.
Factors that have to be considered for a rehabilitation program are, severity of injury, time line for rehabilitation, effected limbs, existing physiological conditions and psychological complications resulting from the injury’s, as in confidence.
To speak to one of our highly specialised professionals, before the injury you have causes further multiple problems in the near and distant future, by visiting one of our teams profiles below.
Injuries are not completely unavoidably during training, no matter how you warm up or how much you stretch out, injuries happen as they do when not training.
Generally a lot of injuries occur due to inappropriate training, poor technique and inadequate warm up & cool down, but this all stems from improper education and training etiquette.
At Evolution Fitness Professionals we use research proven techniques and progressive planning that ensures you have the upper hand when it comes to preventing injuries.
Get correction – from your trainer on your technique and posture, poor technique and posture WILL result in injuries.
Get stretched – tight muscles will tear quicker when cold, warm ups and cool downs are essential with correct stretching techniques.
Get planning – planned sessions will prevent you from over-training and fatiguing your immune system, reduce over-loading the joints to prevent joint damage and Ligament/tendon damage or fatigue muscles to over exhaustion.
Should injury occur, seek help and advice from our qualified Professionals.
Any good professional that if not happy dealing with the severity of your injury, will refer you to a more experienced or higher qualified practitioner for treatment, reassessment or second opinion.
Contact one of our Professionals for a free consultation On Injury Prevention.
Chiropractors work with the joints and muscles throughout the body (sometimes referred to as the musculoskeletal system). Accidents, poor posture, inappropriate lifestyle choices and even wear and tear can lead to injury or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. When this happens nerves in the body may become compressed. Chiropractors often manipulate the spine or other joints, give life-style advice and offer recommendations regarding exercise and diet to help the body recover.
If you would like a consultation with Neil Bray his Contact details are as follows:
Back For Your Future – 0151 931 3153
21 Bridge Road Crosby,
Website: Your Back Clinic
Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. At Evolution Fitness Professionals we have professionals that provide this service and links with practitioners of multiple techniques.
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the client’s body with pressure (structured, unstructured, stationary, and/or moving), tension, motion, or vibration done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system.
Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, forearm, and feet. There are over eighty different massage modalities. The most cited reasons for introducing massage have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.
In professional settings massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. You may be fully or partly unclothed. Parts of your body covered with towels or sheets.
Many different types of oils can be used including fractionated coconut oil, grape seed oil, macadamia oil, sesame oil, pecan oil, and mustard oil. Aromatherapy oils such as neroli oil and pine oil can also be mixed with carrier oils. Salts are also used in association with oils to remove dry skin.
Massage can be performed by one of our massage therapists, or by other health care professionals, such as chiropractors, osteopaths, athletic trainers, Sports Therapists and/or physical therapists. Our massage therapists work in a variety of medical and recreational settings and may travel to private residences or businesses if you require it.
Contraindications to massage include deep vein thrombosis, bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners such as Warfarin, damaged blood vessels, weakened bones from cancer, osteoporosis, or fractures, fever, and in some cases Pregnancy, although a qualified Therapist will be experienced enough to work with your current complaints and health conditions, and if the need arises your therapist will refer you out to another more qualified body for treatment.
Deep Tissue Massage (Heavy)
Acupressure (Myofascial Release)
Lymphatic Drainage (Slow & Smooth)
Swedish Massage (Relaxation)
Friction Massage (Warming)
Pre/Post Sports Event Massage (Area/Limb Specific)
Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state anxiety. Theories behind what massage might do include blocking nociception (gate control theory), activating the parasympathetic nervous system which may stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep but such effects are yet to be supported by well designed clinical studies.
Massage is hindered from reaching the gold standard of scientific research which includes placebo-controlled and double blind clinical trials. Developing a “sham” manual therapy for massage would be difficult since even light touch massage could not be assumed to be completely devoid of effects on the subject. It would also be difficult to find a subject that would not notice that they were getting less of a massage and it would be impossible to blind the therapist. Massage can employ randomized controlled trials which are published in peer reviewed medical journals. This type of study could increase the credibility of the profession because it displays that purported therapeutic effects are reproducible.
Postural realignment involves a postural assessment, advice about your posture and exercises to help you improve your posture. At Evolution Fitness Professionals we access your posture and If it appears that postural problems are causing or adding to your problems and pain, postural realignment will be included as part of your treatment and corrective exercises will be implemented into your exercise program.
A Postural assessment will: identifying any tight or weak muscles that may be causing you to maintain a poor posture and also any joint stiffness or hyper-mobility that may cause poor posture.
Our Postural advice will: include advice about correct sitting and standing positioning, moving and handling techniques that will help to improve your posture. The advice will be specific to you and therefore will consider your occupation, driving habits and other activities in your lifestyle allowing you to implement our advice into your daily routines.
Exercises to improve posture are: exercises that will help you to strengthen any weak muscles or stretch any tight muscles that are causing you to adopt a poor and maybe painful posture. Exercises are also given to loosen stiff joints, or provide more stability to those that are more mobile than they should be.
Anyone with a poor posture! This is mainly due to lifestyle and occupation affects a very large proportion of the population in some way. If you suffer with muscle imbalance and pain you will benefit from a full postural assessment and realignment. An optimum posture will help you to be more functional and reduce your pain levels.
There are the most common different types of postural problems:
Lordosis: an exaggerated inward curve of the spine (generally lumbar spine) causing some muscles to become tight and some to become weak depending on the location of the lordosis.
Kyphosis: this is an exaggeration of the outward curves in the spine (generally thoracic spine) which causes a muscle imbalance in the surrounding area.
Flat Back: the natural curves of the back are lost causes the spine to be flat. This may result in weak hip and back muscles and tight hamstring muscles.
Sway Back: this is a forward tilting of your pelvis and may cause weak hip, back, stomach and neck muscles. Your hamstrings may also be tight.
Round Shoulders: this creates a hunched posture and causes the upper back muscle to be stretched and weak and your pectoral muscles to become tight.
Leg Length Discrepancies: this is a difference in the overall measurements between the two leg lengths. True leg length is a difference in the actual lengths due a discrepancy in bone lengths. Apparent leg length is due to soft tissue shortening around the pelvis, legs and ankle that makes the leg length appear different.
Scoliosis: a sideways curve of the spine that may be corrected by strengthening the back muscles that support the spine.
Poking Chin Posture: this posture can result in neck pain (generally the cervical spine) and headaches due to the muscle imbalance and stiffness around these areas.
Having a poor posture can cause a cycle of muscle imbalance and pain which is difficult to stop without intervention. Poor posture will cause you pain and this pain will make it difficult to regain an optimum posture without physiotherapy. Pain from one postural miss-alignment can create multiple issues across the body.
Having postural alignment as part of your treatment can produce many benefits including:
Strengthening weak muscles
Stretching over-used muscles
Loosening and strengthening stiff joints
Improving general posture
Improving function & productivity
At Evolution Fitness Professionals, our specialist professionals will work with you to try and create the optimum posture and reduce your pain. They will carry out a full postural assessment and design a treatment programme specifically for your needs and lifestyle.
To speak to one of our highly specialised professionals visit one of our teams profiles below.
Sports Massage is the management, manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments and tendons.
The techniques used by sports massage practitioners have been developed to ensure effective and efficient results are gained from each massage given. The reported benefits of Sports Massage include:
To benefit from a sports massage you do not need to be a sports performer. There are many practitioners that work with a great range of clients. The benefits above can also help relieve many day to day problems that everyone experiences. By ensuring you use an Evolution Fitness Professional, you ensure that you will be receiving an individually tailored, high quality massage. Depending on the type and timing of activity these benefits can be achieved for anyone.
If you are a sports performer, of any level, a sports specific massage can be beneficial at various stages of participation. For example:
Regardless of your experiences in sport or exercise whether you exercise socially or compete to an international level – sports massage may have something to offer you.
Evolution Fitness therapists will be able to identify anyone for whom sports massage would be ill-advised or detrimental to their short or long-term, well being. They will assess each individual and provide the appropriate massage techniques, and advise on alternative action if required.
Dozens of scientific trials of varying quality have been published on yoga. While there’s scope for more rigorous studies on yoga’s health benefits, most studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance.
There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, including low back pain, depression and stress.
At Evolution Fitness Professionals we are able to provide 1-2-1 or group and corporate yoga packages.
To speak to Gemma our highly specialised Personal Yoga Trainer.