Sports medicine at AktivOrtho™
Sports Medicine is about the application of medical knowledge to best improve the performance of the sportsperson. This applies to recovery after a sports injury as well as to the preventative aspect. Prevention means to train the body in a way that an injury is less likely to occur. Furthermore, combining orthopaedic expertise with the requirements of the specific sport can effectively enhance sports performance.
At AktivOrtho™, our combined approach, which includes physical therapy, physiotherapy, orthopaedic expertise and highly specific medical training with elaborate equipment, is most effective for recovery after a sports injury as well as for performance enhancement.
In addition, our state-of-the-art, European standard equipment provides the ability for performance checks, which will allow us to give valuable information about how to adjust training for a better sports performance.
Who can benefit?
- Fitness enthusiasts
- Weekend warriors
You benefit from the concept of sports medicine which can aid in evaluation of your training and recommends correct exercise protocols to enhance your performance.
At AktivOrtho™, we do the following for fitness and sports specifically:
Performance Assessment (Level 1)
- Pre Participation Screening (PPS)
Complete screening to see if your muscles, bones and joints are fit to train, rule out a pre-existing ailment which prevents participation, as well as a cardiac evaluation to prevent any untoward exercise event. The assessment includes:
- Blood pressure
- Height& weight
- Hip/waist circumference ratio
- Body composition
- Cardiovascular screening
- Flexibility and balance
Further evaluation is done for cardiovascular diseases, internal medicine conditions, musculo-skeletal problems, risk factor identification depending on specific sports, physical examination, selected investigations, functional movement screening and body composition analysis.
At AktivOrtho™, we believe in providing total solution to sportspersons. Hence, our offerings under sports medicine also include sports massage and sports podiatry.
Essential for recovery after training and competition, massage helps sore muscles recover from lactate accumulation and other toxic products of exercise.The superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues relax by the decreasing motor neuron excitation effect of massage, thereby resulting in relaxation and well-being, which prepares the body for the next load of activity.
Do you have a foot problem which contributes to injuries/decreased performance? Get an advanced assessment of your feet as well as recommendations for treatment or alterations by a footwear prescription.
Our podiatrist will also do biomechanical assessments, injection therapy, soft tissue mobilisations and trigger point therapy, so essential for daily functional activities such as walking.