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Do You Suffer from Muscle Pain..? Here is all you need to know and a Very Special Summer Offer!

Sport Physiotherapist Manual Massage And Shoulder Physiotherapy

We are officially in muscle strain season. At The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay), during spring and summer, we receive a high amount of calls from old and new clients requiring help for a muscle they’ve pulled as result of enjoying the good weather, for instance gardening, walks, running and so on…

With this in mind, regardless what injury you have sustained, the Team at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) are here to help you through your recovery (please see Special Offer below).

For those wanting to know a little bit more about these nuisance injuries please read on…

What is a muscle strain?
A muscle strain or pull occurs when a muscle is overstretched or torn. This usually occurs as a result of overstretching, fatigue or improper use of a muscle. The most frequent muscle strains occur in the shoulders, the lower back and hamstring (a group of three muscles in the back of the leg).

How long does a muscle strain take to heal?
This depends on the grade of the strain. Depending on the severity of the injury the recovery time could be anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months. Some injuries heal by themselves, but many require further intervention and treatment.

How to prevent straining a muscle whilst enjoying your activities and hobbies on the island…
Following these rules will help mitigate the chance of you straining a muscle:

  1. Warm-up DYNAMICALLY before undergoing any form of exercise. This form of warm up will ensure your muscles are supple and prepared for the endurance ahead. STATIC stretching is not gold standard, hence why professional sports players will rarely undergo this type of stretching before exercise.
  2. Work up towards your maximal strenuous activity level from the start of your routine. Take your time and let your body adapt to surroundings before putting your musculoskeletal system through excessive demand.
  3. Know and understand what aggravates your musculoskeletal system. If you suffer from chronic recurrent specific strains, it is important to consider what form of exercise you undertake. For instance, if you suffer from recurrent calf strains, activities such as cycling, beach and hill running, etc. should be limited, and other forms of training like swimming, rowing and so on should be increased. Note however, that the recommendation of reducing a form of exercise does not mean stopping it… We all have activities that we enjoy and the risk of a strain should not outweigh the benefits and enjoyment we get from it. However, if said exercise is an aggravating factor or bearing excessive load on a previously injured muscle, precaution should be taken.
  4. Keep hydrated. This will reduce your chances of suffering from cramp and potential strain.

Special Summer Offer

For the month of July, we are offering a ‘Buy One Get One 1/2 Price’ on massages with Eva Akhonya at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay). Eva studied at the 1st Medical Vocational Post-Secondary School in Szczecin, and graduated in 2005 as Physiotherapist. Since moving to Jersey in 2008, Eva has gained further qualifications in different body treatments at the Highlands College and has gained many years of experience as a Massage Therapist working closely with the Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Team at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay). (T&C’s – Offer can be shared with others but must be used during the month of July).

Whether you need help with a specific muscular injury, or would like a relaxing massage, don’t miss out on this Special Summer Offer!

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We hope that you will have a fantastic Summer enjoying the glorious weather. And… should you pick up a strain, rest assured the Team at The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay) are here to help :).

Call us on 633060, or Click Here to Book Your Appointment.


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