STAX SPORTS THERAPY
STAX Sports Therapy, combines active recovery with manual and soft tissue therapies. Operating out of Fitness Connection’s elite training facilities, clients are able to utilise state of the art equipment to better their physical health.
At STAX, our clinicians focus on fundamentals of movement and the factors that influence those movements. A biomechanical approach is used to assess muscle length, strength, and stability. Normal movement is restored through manual therapies, exercise prescription and the use of physiotherapy modalities.
On occasion, inflammatory pain can be the primary cause of movement limitation. Our clinicians are able to advise on the management of inflammatory causes of pain.
At STAX we focus on physical improvements, no matter where you are starting your physical mobility journey.
Pre-Season/Injury Prevention Scan
A complete assessment of the body’s musculoskeletal function. Active, passive, and combined movements are used to assess an individual’s mobility. Further detail is gathered through specific muscle strength testing, as well as muscle length assessment for reduced muscular length.
Standardized testing of balance, stability, flexibility and motor control are utilized to assess baseline function. Changes in the athlete can be compared to pre-season levels to allow for quicker recovery planning.
Manual Therapies/Mobilisation Techniques
Sessions with our therapists will typically include manual therapies and mobilization techniques. This involves manually moving the body in ways that help to restore normal mobility. Soft tissue, as well as joint manipulations, may be performed to improve the individuals’ movement capabilities.
Acupuncture, practiced in the framework of physiotherapy allows the practitioner to utilize the traditional Chinese medicine tool in a way that is beneficial to the healing process. Manual stimulation of the points, or electrical stimulation may be applied as part of this treatment. Has a positive effect on endorphin release, and an immediate circulatory response improvement local to the application.
Cupping can also be utilized by your therapist. This technique is used for its pulling capabilities. Much of manual therapies are compressive towards the tissues. With cupping an opposite force can be applied to pull tissues apart. This treatment may be accompanied by local erythema or reddening of the skin local to the application.
Base Zone Training
These sessions are exercise-based and focus on key regions of the body that may impact a person’s ability to exercise effectively. Stability training, body-weighted exercises, flexibility, and mobility are the primary goals for improvement.
With the skills developed in these sessions, the individual will have a greater understanding of correct movement patterns for sport, activity, and life. Complete the Base Zone Training Program and leave with a new sense of confidence with movement.