Official Recovery Partner at SID Crossfit Championships 2024

Official Recovery Partner at SID Crossfit Championships 2024: An Unparalleled Experience

From July 5th to 7th, 2024, the NEC in Birmingham buzzed with the energy and determination of elite athletes competing in the SID Crossfit Championships. As the official recovery partner for this prestigious event, we had the privilege of supporting these remarkable athletes through a comprehensive array of sports therapy and physiotherapy services.

Our team, consisting of 15 highly qualified sports therapists and physiotherapists, brought a wealth of expertise to the event. We provided a diverse range of treatments to ensure athletes could perform at their peak and recover swiftly. Our services included injury assessment, advanced sports massage, and medical acupuncture, addressing both preventative care and acute needs. The inclusion of cupping therapy, taping and strapping, and compression boot therapy offered additional layers of support, tailored to the unique demands of Crossfit athletes.

One of the highlights was our state-of-the-art anti-gravity chairs for lymphatic drainage, complemented by hot steam saunas that facilitated muscle relaxation and detoxification. In our dedicated stretch and recovery zone, athletes had access to theraguns, foam rollers, and trigger balls, providing them with essential tools for self-care and muscle maintenance between events.

The response from the athletes was overwhelmingly positive. Many expressed their appreciation for the immediate relief and performance enhancement our services provided. Our therapists were thrilled to witness the direct impact of their work, as athletes returned to competition feeling rejuvenated and ready to excel.

This partnership with the SID Crossfit Championships was not only an opportunity to showcase our comprehensive recovery solutions but also a testament to the critical role that proper recovery and rehabilitation play in athletic performance. The NEC in Birmingham proved to be an ideal venue, allowing us to set up an efficient and welcoming space that catered to the specific needs of the Crossfit community.

As we reflect on this incredible experience, we are proud to have been a part of the athletes’ journey, contributing to their success and well-being. We look forward to continuing our mission of providing top-tier sports therapy and physiotherapy in future events, empowering athletes to achieve their highest potential.

If you are running / hosting a large event whether it is a sporting one or not and feel you need our recovery services then please contact our team. Alternatively you can make a booking request via our event booking system or if you would like the full recovery hub experience then you can use our recovery hub booking request.

How effective is Kinesio taping?

How effective is kinesio taping ?

Tips for knees, shoulder, ankles, wrists.

Overview

Kinesio taping is a method of taping the skin to provide support and stability to muscles and joints, while also allowing for full range of motion. The tape is made of flexible, breathable material that stretches and moves with the skin. It is applied in specific patterns depending on the area of the body being treated.

Kinesio taping is often used to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and promote healing. It is also used as a preventative measure to improve muscle activation and stability, as well as to support joints during movements. It’s often used to help with conditions such as back pain, knee pain, sprains, strains and sports injuries.

Kinesio therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free method of treatment, and it is generally considered safe for most people. However, it is best to consult with a physical therapist or doctor before using Kinesio taping, as it may not be appropriate for everyone, especially for those with certain skin conditions or allergies.

How effective is Kinesio taping?

Kinesio taping is relatively new method of treatment and research on its effectiveness is still ongoing. Some studies have shown that Kinesio taping can be effective in reducing pain and inflammation, improving muscle function, and promoting healing.

For example, a study published in The Journal of Athletic Training found that Kinesio taping was effective in reducing pain and improving function and reduced pain in people with the patellofemoral pain syndrome.

However, it is important to note that the effectiveness of Kinesio taping can vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual. Some studies have found that Kinesio taping is no more effective than other treatments such as physical therapy or exercise. It is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness of Kinesio taping and to determine the best ways to use it.

Knee Kinesio taping

Injuries in which the Kinesio taping might be helpful:

Patellofemoral pain syndrome:
This condition is characterized by pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, often caused by overuse or improper alignment of the kneecap. Kinesio taping can help to stabilize the kneecap and reduce pain.

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries (ACL):
The ACL is a ligament that helps to stabilize the knee. Injuries to the ACL can cause pain, instability, and difficult walking. Kinesio taping can help to provide support and stability to the knee joint following and ACL injury.

Meniscus injuries:
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that helps the cushion the knee joint. Injuries to the meniscus can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Kinesio taping can help to support and stabilize the knee joint following a meniscus injury.

Osteoarthritis:
This degenerative condition that causes pain and stiffness in the knee joint. Kinesio taping can help to reduce pain and improve function in individuals with knee osteoarthritis.

Patellar tendonitis:
This overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation in the tendon that connects the kneecap to the shin bone. Kinesio taping can help to reduce pain and improve function in individuals with patellar tendonitis.

Ankle Kinesio Taping

Sprains:
Kinesio taping can be used to support the ankle during the healing process and reduce swelling and pain.

Tendinitis:
Taping can be used to support the tendons and reduce stress on the area.

Plantar fasciitis:
Taping can be used to provide support for the foot and help reduce pain and inflammation in the heel.

Ankle instability:
Taping can be used to provide support and help stabilize the ankle joint, which can reduce the risk of reinjury.

Overuse injuries:
Taping can be used to support the muscles and tendons of the ankle and reduce the risk of overuse injuries such as stress fractures.

Shoulder Kinesio Taping

Rotator cuff strains and tears:
Kinesio taping can provide support and stability to the rotator cuff muscles, helping to reduce pain and inflammation while promoting healing.

Shoulder Impingement:
Kinesio taping can help to correct muscle imbalances and improve posture, which can help to reduce the risk of shoulder impingements.

Frozen shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis):
Kinesio taping can improve range of motion and reduce pain during the frozen stage of the condition.

Dislocated shoulder:
Kinesio taping can provide support and stability to the shoulder joint, helping to reduce the risk of further dislocations.

Tendinitis:
Kinesio taping can help to reduce pain and inflammation and promote healing of the tendons.

Wrist Kinesio Taping

Carpal Tunnel syndrome:
Taping can be used to provide support for the median nerve and help reduce pain and inflammation in the wrist.

Wrist instability:
Taping can be used to provide support and help stabilize the wrist joint, which can reduce the risk of reinjury.

If you believe that you could benefit from some Kinesio Taping then please contact a member of our team or book an appointment online with one of our kinesio taping experts!

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