Hannah is a sports injury specialists qualified to degree level. Hannah provides a wide range of treatments inc deep tissue massage, spinal manipulations, mobilisations, acupuncture, offering further tailored rehab and strength and conditioning programming. These sessions are available in store here at George Fisher and can be booked through Hannah on 07950174789 or by messaging her through her Facebook page The Xtreme rehab room.
Hannah has shared with us a small insight into balance and exercise to help you post injury.
Re-establishing balance post injury
• Any damage to a muscle/ligament/tendon/joint can not only lead to weakness at a joint but also proprioceptive (balance) deficits. This aspect of the rehab process can often be left out of a rehab routine post injury, but is extremely important when it comes to prevention of re-injury
• The objective of proprioceptive activities is to refocus someone’s awareness of peripheral sensations which in turn will lead to an increase in coordination
• So, for example, if you have sprained your ankle on multiple occasions, whether through sport or daily activities, the ability of the ligaments in your ankle to coordinate your balance and react to certain situations (such as uneven ground on a fell path) will be affected
• Exercises should have an element of balance and agility and be closed chain to increase stability at the joint. Examples are shown in the pictures. Tape should be used throughout this period to help improve the rehab process
Left: Using a partner to put you off balance! Top right:Using a theraband: Starting position 1 Bottom right: End position 2
Along with balance work the usual aspects of treating an injury should be sought, including reducing pain and inflammation, restoring full range of movement and improving strength
Hannah Wignall BSc Sports Rehabilitator
We have sessions available with Hannah here in the shop on the following dates:
Sports rehabilitator Hannah Wignall, specialises in treating many causes of musculoskeletal injuries, whether they are from walking or running many miles on the fells, or too many hours sat at a desk giving you a bad posture.
Treatments available include sports massage, acupuncture, mobilisations/manipulations and tailor made exercise regimes to continue the long term rehab at home.
Sessions available are: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 they are 45 minutes long and cost £30
Appointments can be made by contacting Hannah on 07950174789 or by messaging her through her Facebook page The Xtreme rehab room.