FYZIO & Sport

We all know that physiotherapy should not be absent in top sport. But more and more people who practice sports recreationally are turning to physiotherapists. Whether you have an injury or you want to start practicing sports, consulting with a physiotherapist is always beneficial. An unhealed injury can often cause long-term inconvenience and make a return to practicing sports much harder. In terms of physiotherapy we are talking about changes in the human muscular system. To protect the injured area, the body starts to use completely different muscles to allow healing of the injury as quickly as possible. This change gradually engages the muscles and triggers changes in our body. The muscles which assume the role of the injured area become overworked and a muscle imbalance occurs. The injury might stop hurting us, but the system has not changed in the body. We think that everything is fine, but half a year later we suffer another injury or perhaps feel a seemingly unimportant back pain. Such a state requires seeing a physiotherapist. If we still choose not to address the problem, we risk creating permanent changes in our musculoskeltal system and the work of a physiotheapist then becomes all the more difficult.

Do you have a favorite sport, but you cannot practice it because of pain? Do you want to get rid of the injury as quickly as possible? Do you want to start practicing sports activiely but you don’t know how? Or are you an active sportsman who wants to increase his potential? Our physiotherapists know how our body functions properly and are able to help you with every problem.

I want to know more >
Fyzio & Sport

FYZIO & Bike

One of the first sports that our parents taught us is biking. Most of us can ride a bike. But do we know whether we have the settings correctly configured to properly sit on a bike? Or cycle correctly? Or how to avoid injuries stemming from the incorrect settings on a bike? Cycling is one of the healthiest sports. But if we don’t know the right way to sit on the bike we can later experience pain. The most common pains are back pain, neck pain, or knee pain, all of which may stem from having the wrong settings on the bike or from poor geometry of the bike. Our therapists think of those little things, so you confidently have your bike adjusted correctly at our clinic for healthier riding. For professional cyclists our team offers a perfect diagnosis of movement and a custom set of compensation exercises. Part of our diagnosis, of course, includes consultation with a professional trainer with whom your bike is adjusted and a therapist makes the diagnosis directly with you on your bike.

FYZIO & Run + Walk

Running as a sport is practiced massively. Many people run since it does not require a large time commitment. The only thing this sport requires is to just run somewhere outside. But it’s not quite that easy. There are plenty of ideas and literature on proper running technique, proper footwear, running length, distance, stretching and so on. If you want to start running it’s not a matter of just putting on sneakers and heading out. When there’s poor preparation for the run or brisk walking, it’s very common to experience pain in the knees, ankles, heels and lower back. Over time the body begins to complain about the poor choice of shoes, the wrong technique of detachment and impact or the weakening of specific muscle groups. If in your workouts you don’t include stretching and a thorough warm-up, the hamstrings become shortened over time and you can start feeling pain in the lower back or hip joints. If you have a poor choice of running shoes and you don’t prepare carefully for the run, in time you start to feel pain on your heels or achilles tendon. Our physiotherapists do not only address preparation for running, but also the treatment of frequent injuries and pains. For runners and non-runners alike, we offer a revolutionary dynamic diagnosis of the foot combined with video analysis of motion directly on the treadmill. This kind of examination is unique as the only one of its type in Slovakia! Our team of running and athletic trainers can prepare you directly on the field. Of course the trainer and physiotherapist remain in communication.

FYZIO & Swim

Swimming is a seemingly simple sport. Almost everyone knows how to swimm The question is how and why swim? A well known saying in Slovakia goes like this: “You have back pain, swim !!!”. We hear it everywhere, from the mouth of our grandmothers, friends, acquaintances but unfortunately also from doctors. The fact is that for a small percentage of us knows how to swimm with the right style that can help us get rid of back pain or increase our fitness level. It‘s true that movement in an aquatic environment is suitable for all ages, but it should be noted that swimming should be practiced as compensation sport together with our priority sport. If we suffer from lower back pain, but we can only swimm swim breaststroke, then certainly our problem will not be resolved. For a large percentage of us, however, swimming appears to help. This is because we have forced the body to move. If we want to practice swimming we should seek the help of a specialist, a swimming instructor who will help us improve in our favorite swimming style. Swimming is not the remedy for everything. However, it is a suitable sport for children in developing stages because practicing it forces the engagement of different muscles chains and muscle groups. In swimming the body does not experience the pressure that occurs under impact in other sports thus lowering the wear and tear on the joints and spine.

FYZIO & Golf

Golf is currently very popular. The most important thing in playing golf is the player’s technique and if you are thinking about playing often you should prepare well. Since golf is a rotary sport, the most affected parts of the body are the lower back and the knees. To play golf it’s recomendable to build up musculature in the torso and abdomen which will carry most of the rotational movements. On the other hand golf is a sport played on only one side which is very inconvenient for those who have or have had problems with their musculoskeletal system. For a demanding game of golf it‘s necessary to do specific compensation exercises and just before the game it‘s important to warm-up correctly so as to avoid injury. After a thorough video-diagnosis, our team analyzes your movement, explains and determines a training program that will help you improve your golf swing, improve impact accuracy and the length of your hit. The team will also give you a program of compensation exercises that you may practice at home or in the gym. Of course our physiotherapists remain in contact and communicate with your trainer. We may also offer you the possibility of training with our professional PGA trainer.

FYZIO & Ski

Skiing, cross country skiing, alpine skiing or freeriding are the most popular winter sports. Since on avarage we only practice them 3-4 months out of the year, it‘s important to prepare for them in the summer. If throughout the summer we don’t do anything and then set out to ski in the winter, there’s alsmost a 100% probability of injury. The most frequent injuries occur with the front cruciate ligament, torn thigh muscle and fracture (fatigue, spiral …). To ski correctly we should concentrate on targeted exercises that help to strengthen the thigh muscles. A good summer preparation for skiing involves cycling, running or fitness practice. In addition to an excellent physical condition and the joy we experience from sport, we also protect our knees from injury. We can then afford to ski with greater confidence and ease. We have preparee for you a winter blog where you’ll be able to read all about choosing the right type of skis, ski boots, clothing and accessories and also discuss with experts (instructors, trainers and physiotherapists).

FYZIO & Kite + Wake + Surf

Kiteboarding, windsurfing and surfing are practiced by only a few people in our geographical location since these sports requiere a lot of traveling. Wakeboarding, however, has recently become a very attractive sport. Centers for wakeboarding have been built in many lakes. If we practice wakeboarding, it’s important to prepare correctly for the season. Our physiotherapist can prepare a set of preparatory exercise that the wakeboard rider can practice for strengthning muscle groups that become engaged when practicing the sport. Among the most common problems we encouter is neck pain, whether caused by falls or permanent tension through the upper limbs. Wakeboarding, unlike the previously mentioned sports, is the only sport where you need to hold the pulling bar (horizontal bar) in your hands, which creates diametrically opposed forces while riding. The most common injuries are in the knees, shoulders, neck and lower back. Our comprehensive system includes a supply of Bauerfeind active bandages which are also suitable in acquatic environments.

FYZIO & Ball

All ball sports are based on athletic preparation, coordination drills, and exercises dedicated to the acceleration and deceleration movement. These sports are therefore very demanding on weightbearing joints. The forces which act during sudden acceleration and deceleration motion are transmitted throughout the whole body, thereofore it‘s necessary to have a holistic preparation for sportsmen. Preparation exercises of compensation and stretching depend directly on the kind of sport. Whether it’s football, basketball, volleyball, or handball, every sport has its pitfalls that we are able to diagnose and subsequently treat. When the side of the footsole is overloaded with force it can be corrected with shoe insoles. It’s very important to have the rights diagnosis of muscle chains and their effect on therapy when an imbalance is detected.

FYZIO & Tennis

Tennis is physically and technically a very challenging sport. It’s an explosive sport that is based on the rapid alternation of different motions. The entire musculoskeletal system becomes engaged, so before the game it‘s necessary to do a complete warm-up routine. The most common injuires in tennis involve the ankles, knees, shoulders or wrist. Inverse injuries may also occur, stretching, tearing and rupture of tendons and ligaments. There is a risk of overloading the ligaments in the shoulder or wrist. Tennis involves frequent movements sideways which demands stabilizing the hips, knees and ankles. Although at first glance it is not evident, tennis is a one-sided sport. Stress is created particularly in the forehand side, where 80% of strokes are played on one side. Most professional tennis players have a visibly smaller backhand side of the body. This creates a big disbalance in the muscular system and our body cannot defend itself. Tennis players should exercise targeted compensation exercises for strengthening weakened parts. To eliminate this imbalance our physiotherapists use the REDCORD System.