When you hear the term “sports therapy” you most likely associate this with professional or even amateur athletes.
You might even get the image of some super-fit Olympic competitor or pro athlete flexing his/her knee while a crew of professionals stands by in neatly-tucked polo shirts with emblems on them, surrounded by complex and elaborate equipment in some high-end specialty clinic.
And you probably think “What does this have to do with me?”
This is the misconception, plus too limited a view.
Who is sports therapy for? Well, first, let’s answer what sports therapy is. The Society of Sports Therapists™ defines it as follows: “Sports Therapy is an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.”
This is the basic definition.
Sports therapy consists of a broad category of specialized methodologies and techniques applied directly to the patient, to his/her affected or concerned areas for the purpose of restoring or bringing about optimal functionality and thus, health.
The truth is, whether we are athletes or not, fit or not, we are comprised of the same essential physiological layout and engineering as everyone else. In other words, we all have human bodies. Our physical forms are subjected to the same biological, physiological and mechanical rules and universal laws of physics as everyone else’s. They are prone to the same stresses, be it physical, emotional or chemical. We all operate this living, breathing, animated carbon-oxygen mechanism known as the human body.
Whether you suffer a subluxation (partial dislocation) in your joint from straining it too hard during an intense basketball game, or from tripping and falling while carrying groceries, your body reacts accordingly. Whether you are athletic or not, it still reacts as a human body.
The right form of sports therapy, when applied, helps relieve the condition and helps you heal yourself.
But it is not only remedial. It isn’t just “after the fact”. Let’s give the analogy of dental care. You don’t go see the dentist only after your teeth are in bad condition. You see them for regular checkups and for periodical cleanings as well. At Hyht Sport Therapy, our help is not just remedial, but it is maintenance and preventative too. It is all tailored to your specific needs.
So who is sports therapy for? Anyone and everyone who needs it. If you have ever been injured, experience pain or discomfort of any kind (basically, if you possess a body!) sports therapy may be for you. Anyone and everyone can benefit from it.
While we are all comprised of this common form known as the human body, we are each individual organisms and thus our conditions and states of health are individual and unique.
At Hyht Sport Therapy, our aim is simple. It is to help YOU achieve optimum relief, functionality and health. We target you and your specific custom needs. We address YOU.
Our approach is precise and targeted. With an insight and knowledge of the physiology, biology and biomechanics of the human form, considering this body as a holistic unit, one is able to not just isolate the resultant manifestations of an injury or ailment, but its root cause as well. And therein lies effectiveness.
Unfortunately, modern Western medicine has fallen into the trap of “curing” the symptoms, not the cause. All manner of pills are prescribed to alleviate some manifestation, and then more pills are given to alleviate the side effects of those! Meanwhile, the root problem remains unresolved, and Big Pharma makes billions. This is not to slang at the medical industry or doctors. Medicine is necessary and has its place. But the industry has deviated in this regard, and it has created a mindset in our Western culture that there is a pill for any immediate discomfort instead of going for complete alleviation of a condition.
When you arrive to Hyht Sport Therapy, the first thing we do is look into postural deviations, which cause lack of proper blood flow to muscles and/or surrounding tissues, which then leads to pain, inflammation, etc. We examine your specific condition and pinpoint the precise areas where there is a lack of flow, dehydration of muscle or connective tissue, or lack of electrolytes. This leads to what’s called fascial adhesions, which means muscle and tissue basically sticking together, preventing proper flows. Fascial refers to the fascia, or the fibrous connective tissue that binds muscles, organs and other soft structures in the body.
This is a very specific and detailed postural analysis, probably one of the most thorough you will find, which consists of 6 measurements. It is done along with a weight distribution test plus a set of 4 more measurements on the hips in order to get a third dimensional idea of where the body has deviated biomechanically. Based on the findings of these objective measurements, the specific area(s) of concern become isolated and an effective, tailored treatment plan may be developed.
Essentially, each session is a case study, in this regard.
With the right form(s) of sports therapy administered in your individual tailored program, this opens the door to your body’s natural tendency to heal itself, and relief is underway!