This year at Dinaric Rally will be present two qualified physical therapists: Katja and Adela.
As you know the physically demanding nature of rally racing can lead to various strains and injuries, and having a professional on-site can ensure that participants receive prompt and appropriate care.
A physical therapist can help with injury prevention, provide treatments for minor injuries, and offer guidance on proper warm-up and cool-down routines.
We have worked in the last year in many Motorsport events (Rally Dakar, Rally Albania, Northern italian supermoto Championship and European Le Mans series).
The following services will be available under payment:
SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Various movements and techniques are used to try to help an athlete’s body achieve maximum performance and physical conditioning, with a decreased chance of injury or pain and a quicker recovery.
Sports Massage benefits include:
- Increased joint range of motion (ROM)
- Increased flexibility
- Decreased muscle tension
- Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
- Decreased muscle spasms
- Increased sense of well-being
- Decreased anxiety and improved mood
- Better sleep
Cupping also known as myofascial decompression (MFD) is an effective way to improve mobility. The cup is placed on the body in an area of restriction. The cup creates a negative pressure that lifts the tissue away from the body. This creates more space which allow muscles, ligaments, fascia to glide better.
JOINT MOBILIZATION AND MANIPULATION
A skilled interventions in which the therapist applies a graded pressure in a direct way to improve the mobility of the joint.
PHYSICAL THERAPY EVALUATION ( STRENGHT ASSESSMENT INCLUDED):
A consistent dose of strength work can help to increase bone density, maintain muscle mass and protect vulnerable joints from injury.
Strength training, especially with weights, increases slow-twitch muscle fiber. Slow-twitch muscle fibers don’t produce lactic acid at the rate fast-twitch muscles do, thus allowing you to produce more power for longer. High lactate threshold equals more power.
So we’ll conduct a thorough initial assessment to identify the underlying cause of your pain or diagnose the extent of your injury. Throughout this process, we’ll share our knowledge so you have a sound understanding of how to reduce your pain and heal faster.
Once we have identified the issue and have given you the information to understand what’s happening, we use a range of treatment techniques to help reduce symptoms and improve function.
The physical therapy assessment consists in evaluation of :
-Medical history and the story of your injury.
-Palpation to assess sensitivity, temperature, and tightness
-Range of motion (ROM): objective assessment of the bodies ability to move is crucial for getting patients back to their full function.
-Manual muscle testing,
-Special test: special test can be used to provoke symptoms which allows your PT to differentially diagnose which structures are the root of your problem and give you a specific diagnosis and explanation of your injury or functional limitation.
-Treatment session will also be initiated during the initial evaluation.
– exercise program.
It’s commonly used as an adjunct or temporary technique.
The tape is commonly used by physical therapist to:
- relieve your pain
- improve joint stability
- enhance athlete confidence
- reduce injury recurrence
- prevent injury
- reduce strain on injured or vulnerable tissues
- correct faulty biomechanics
- inhibit muscle action
- facilitate muscle action
- enhance proprioception
- compress in the presence of edema or lymphatic drainage
Some of these purposes may be achieved through a combination of these possible effects of taping:
A machine controls the pressure of the pressotherapy device, which is worn around different limbs. The machine will send a sequence of different air pressures to the device, switching between pressing on a limb and then deflating. Promotes muscle recovery after excessive physical exertion. It helps restoring mobility and correct venous and lymphatic circulation; It prevents stagnation of interstitial fluid in the tissues of the legs.