Making Goals: How Massage Can Help With Stress And Injuries

Welcome to my blog everyone. My name is Joan Templer, and I am the manager of a successful netball team. I am a firm believer in combining excellent coaching skills with physical and psychological therapy to produce the best players possible. One of the most important aspects of our team preparation is ensuring that players have access to quality massage services. Over the years, I have seen considerable evidence that regular massage helps reduce injury recovery time and relaxes players so that they perform at their best. Of course, you don't have to be a sportsperson to suffer from stress or injuries. For example, many office workers are under daily pressure and gain various aches and pains from hunching over desks. I have started this blog to sing the praises of regular massage and explain the different techniques available. Please browse and I hope your life can be stress-free.

When to Ask Your Doctor About Seeing a Physiotherapist


A physiotherapist is a professional who specializes in helping muscles and joints heal after surgery or an injury, while improving your overall range of motion and strengthening your body's muscles and joints. While your doctor may recommend you visit this type of professional to address a particular condition, there are times when you might ask if the services of a physiotherapist would be helpful. Note a few conditions that could be treated by such a therapist so you know when to speak to your doctor about this option.

Carpal tunnel

The carpal tunnel is located in the wrist; muscles, nerves, and tendons that run between the arm and the hand are squeezed through this tunnel. Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to pain and discomfort from when any part of this joint gets irritated or damaged; it often occurs in those who type all day or play lots of video games, as these repetitive movements put tremendous pressure on the wrist.

If you have consistent pain in the wrist, a physiotherapist can work with you to increase your range of motion in the hands and arms, break down any scar tissue that has developed, and build muscles in the arm and hands themselves. This can alleviate your pain and help avoid the risk of continued injury to the wrist. 

Balance issues

If you have arthritis or your muscles and joints have deteriorated due to age, you may be consistently falling, tripping up the stairs or otherwise struggling just to maintain your balance. A physiotherapist can pinpoint damaged muscles and joints, including areas in the knees, back or hips. Regular sessions with this therapist can then treat that damage to increase your range of motion while also strengthening surrounding muscles. This can help improve your overall balance and also take pressure off any damaged muscles, tendons, nerves and joints.

Pain management

Many persons who have consistent pain in the back, shoulders, neck and other such areas don't discuss this with their doctor, assuming they may need to simply put up with their discomfort. However, a physiotherapist can work with you to alleviate that pain and strengthen affected muscles. This may include exercises for building up the muscles around the back and improving your overall posture or regular physical therapy sessions to loosen up muscles in the neck and shoulders. This type of therapy can also help to alleviate consistent headaches, jaw pain and other such related discomfort.


20 April 2017