Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Diagnosis of sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries

Diagnosis of sports injuries and repetitive strain injuries

Sports Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical specialty that promotes health among the general population, encouraging a physically active lifestyle. It also concerns the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions resulting from participation in physical activities, physical exercise programmes and sports at all levels, or secondary ones from lack of physical activity.

Sports Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical specialty that promotes health among the general population, encouraging a physically active lifestyle. It also concerns the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions resulting from participation in physical activities, physical exercise programmes and sports at all levels, or secondary ones from lack of physical activity.

Muscle contractures merit special attention, as they occur in 90% of the population and are simply a sustained, involuntary contraction of certain muscles that have lost elasticity and do not work properly. This is why it is important for us to educate patients to carry out self-treatment and reverse the process.

 

Fitness assessment and sports advice based on physical capabilities

Fitness assessment and sports advice based on physical capabilities

Sports Medicine supervises the selection process and medical examination with aptitude tests before practising physical activities and competition sport, to detect any alteration that could cause problems when carrying out certain types of exercise.

Physical capabilities or qualities are the various components of fitness, divided into motor skills, coordination and flexibility. These all need to be well balanced and constantly assessed so that we can provide regular advice to the patient and they can achieve the appropriate fitness for each challenge.

Specific goals are defined with the patient for a season or training period, and guidelines are drawn up to achieve them. Our work is based on devising personalised training, so it is important for the patient to gradually get to know their own body, and this is a major educational task.

 

 

Isokinetic test with Cybex

Isokinetic test with Cybex

Our centre has an isokinetic dynamometer which allows us to carry out muscle tests and rehabilitate injuries with muscular atrophy. The qualitative and quantitative assessment of muscle function detects imbalances that are not easy to assess using other diagnostic tests.

Isokinetic rehabilitation is specific and totally safe, detecting imbalances and correcting them, while enabling us to prevent injury by identifying risks. The anatomical regions that are most often treated with isokinetics at Medisport are the knee and shoulder but, thanks to its versatility, we can also assess and rehabilitate other joints such as the elbow, wrist or ankle. In 2004, we added the module for treating spinal conditions and were able to make progress in treating cases that did not respond to other therapies.

It is an essential tool for analysing the different causal factors and constantly assessing muscle condition, to discover the origin of the injury, avoid relapses and carry out prevention.

 

Promoting health through physical activity and preventing chronic conditions

Promoting health through physical activity and preventing chronic conditions

The basis of sports medicine is to be able to guide everyone (from sportspeople to inactive people) to exercise in a healthy manner. The health benefits depend on the type of activity being performed. Some of the benefits are immediate and others only come from regular practice.
Exercise plays a key role in quality of life. As well as improving pulmonary circulation, toning the muscles, helping you to sleep better and improving your mood, regular physical activity has a huge impact on preventing chronic conditions.

The use of physical activity to promote health involves prescribing physical exercise on a personalised basis, to treat a specific condition (e.g. a patient with arterial hypertension can usually reduce their medication by carrying out 35 minutes of aerobic exercise five days a week).

 

Launch of the “Body Intelligence” programme

Launch of the “Body Intelligence” programme

This programme aims to spread awareness of the different methods of self-treatment, which have not yet been introduced into the current health system due to ignorance or scepticism. The idea is that the patient reassumes part of their own responsibility, which reduces the burden on overloaded public health systems. We see this as the path to creating a sphere of shared doctor-patient responsibility.

Our desire is to provide tools for individuals to manage their own health in a holistic (integrated) way, working on four dimensions: physical, emotional, mental and energy; inviting the patient to take part in their own improvement. We use innovative neuroplasticity techniques that are already in use around the world, teaching various simple techniques to raise body awareness, such as listening exercises, breathing exercises, reflective exercises, relaxation exercises, etc.

By learning to listen to their body, individuals can be actively involved in identifying and resolving minor health problems, so they do not become chronic.

This programme is complemented by practical experiences in natural surroundings.

 

 

 

Subaquatic Medicine

Subaquatic Medicine

Provision of the diving aptitude certificate.

It considers the characteristics of the subaquatic environment and its effects on human physiology, and treats medical conditions that can be caused by the incorrect practice of subaquatic sports.