We are aware of the importance of sport about our body. It is a source of well-being, prevention of cardiovascular risk, improvement of strength, endurance, as well as improvement of flexibility and joint mobility. For all these reasons, it is important to have our "machine" ready and take care of it. through physical therapy .
The body is our vehicle , to which we submit to a series of daily efforts (work, sports activity, bad posture habits, environmental stress, etc.) that we must take care of to avoid wear and tear and preserve its harmony and good health .
Just as we passed the ITV with the car, everyone should periodically take care of their body to have it "ready", prepared for our day-to-day life, preventing possible injuries and compensation.
The same goes for sports practice. The pre-seasons that take place at the beginning of the year are those that prepare us to the body to have a good year at a sports level, without injuries and to condition our tissues.
The main function of physical therapy it is to restore that state of normality, facilitating the reorganization of the body schema through the stimuli of manual therapy.
The most frequent effect linked to massage therapy is the feeling of well - being . The physiotherapist causes changes in the different body systems, presenting the following effects on the patient:
CHANGES RELATED TO PAIN
Decreased pain . Saturation of the afferent (sensory) pathways is produced by the activation of stimulated touch and pressure receptors through manual treatment, thus blocking the nociceptive stimuli captured by the brain (GATE CONTROL).
CHANGES RELATED TO THE CIRCULATORY AND LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Increased venous return , elimination of pro-inflammatory substances and release of pain moderators such as endorphins.
Activation of the lymphatic system favoring the rhythm of contraction of the smooth muscles.
CHANGES IN MUSCLE-SKELETAL
It allows the release of adhesions , prevents amyotrophy, induces relaxation and reduces the feeling of fatigue.
Decreased or increased muscle tone and myofascial release of the PGMs .
CHANGES RELATED TO THE PARASYMPHATIC SN
Decreased oxygen consumption and basal metabolism. Oxygenation of muscle tissues facilitating intermembrane O 2 exchange and increasing permeability.
Blood lactate / lactic acid reduction. Recovery of the famous shoelaces.
Reduction of heart rate and blood pressure, as well as respiratory rate.