Welcome to Ultimate Body, Mind & Spirit, massage therapy Toledo. We specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of our clients through the use of massage, sports massage and body work. If you suffer from pain due to a sports injury, auto accident, on the job mishap or just from the stress of everyday life; our goal is to relieve your pain with massage.
Massage for Gymnasts, Ultimate Body, Mind & Spirit
Massage Therapy Toledo | 3450 W. Central Ave., Suite 310 Toledo, OH 43606
In gymnastics, the wrist is subjected to forces that can exceed twice the body weight causing potential injury to muscles, tendons and joints.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
ACL injuries can result when a gymnast lands "short" or is over-rotated while tumbling, dismounting, or vaulting. A "pop" may be heard or felt followed by knee swelling with hours.
Achilles Tendon Injury
Gymnasts can suffer from a variety of injuries to the Achilles tendon as a result of the repetitive stress of jumping and landing. Achilles tendinitis results in calf soreness that is aggravated with jumping and landing.
Foot and Ankle Injures
Injuries to the foot and ankle are common in gymnastics. Acute injuries are usually sprains which can be minor or more serious. Swelling, bruising and tenderness directly over the bones are signs of a more serious injury. Minor injuries typically have tenderness limited to one side of the joint without significant swelling.
Lower Back Injuries
The cause of low-back pain can include muscle strain, ligament sprain, fracture, and/or disc disorders. Low-back pain in gymnasts related to muscular strain or ligament sprain usually responds to rest and physical therapy exercises.