Our sports scientist Peter Leo coached the Tyrolian KTM cycling Team during their training camp in Tuscany. During the time from the 1st to the 10th February the U23 team stayed around Grosseto to complete the final preparation for the upcoming racing season.
The program included field tests to determine the current performances, tactical maneuvers for the team and team building activities. The current fitness level of the team members influences the mood for the upcoming season in a very positive way.
Bad luck came to Georg Steinhauser, who suffered a broken collarbone. But thanks to the smooth rescue chain, Georg was operated at our partner site the medalp in Imst right on the following day and it seems most likely that he will come back to train in about 3 weeks.
Peter Leo’s expectations towards the upcoming racing season are very positive: “The camp was very important for the team. It helped that the boys to grown closer together and moreover they got perfectly coordinated.”
Nowadays back and neck pain is well known in our society and it seems like even more and more young people are affected. Our behaviour in everyday life, the daily stress we are exposed to and sometimes even mental stress are among the biggest causes for the complains. “Back pain is a very individual thing that has to be dealt with differently within therapy.” according to our expert Jan Willem Keijzer.
For the last 5 years Jan Willem Keijzer has been working as a physiotherapist at the Sportclinic Zillertal and one can literally say that the career as physiotherapist was practically handed down into his cradle by his father. The education in the Netherlands brought him tremendously advanced know-how and in combination with his focus on a patient-tailored therapy he treats complains after sports injuries and movement restrictions successfully.
Jan Willem is convinced that the fact that our everyday working life requests long time monotonously sitting is one of the biggest causes of the common illness. “Physical exercise is very conducive to reduce stress and muscle tension and already small exercises in between can help as a prevention”. He recommends short exercises like shoulders or head circles or even just to get up every now and then and take a few steps to break the monotony and relieve our muscle groups. Continuous physical activities are inevitable for a permanent improvement of the musculoskeletal disorders. According to our expert, it would be already enough to overcome his inner bully and to just “walk” for only half an hour on a daily basis.
Last weekend, together with the physiotherapy Keijzer, we were allowed to accompany the training camp of the soccer team SK Zell am Ziller in Riva.
The program included kinetic tapping, shockwave therapy, fascia therapy, strength-endurance sessions and manual massages.
For the upcoming second half of the current season 4 intensive training days were completed under the direction of the head coach Helmut Kraft.
On this way, we wish the team of SK Zell am Ziller all the best and more importantly an injury-free second round.
In general, stretching exercises help to compensate for any muscle imbalance, but only if they are performed consistently with every workout.
In most cases a one-time stretching before the workout does not help to prevent injuries.
Motion tests such as the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) check whether restrictions exist or evasive movements occur.
The balance between sports activities and recovery is of immense importance not only for professional athletes with training or race goals, but also for recreational athletes.
“Unfortunately, too little attention is paid to regeneration and recovery. That’s why the question often arises: Why do I not get any better? ” says Peter Leo (sports scientist at sportclinic zillertal)
As a classic example, Leo mentions endurance runners and explains: “By increasing their running distances in a short time to over 60 kilometres per week, the susceptibility to injury increases rapidly.”
Due to the lack of regeneration, the runner’s body significantly loses its exercise capacity. Alternate intensive and extensive units! The pro explains: “The weekly units should be structured and run after a plan. Variation is in demand – intensive and extensive sessions should alternate in a rhythm of 1: 3, ” Leo says. This is the only way to maintain the joy of exercise and movement.
Intense workouts without noticeable improvement are frustrating and furthermore they imply greater risk for the body.
Often patients are bothered by their tired appearance. In this case a close examination is needed to determine the reason for this tired expression.
Over the years eyebrows might sink unduly, which mostly happens unnoticed. Due to the sinking eyebrows and the so formed excess of upper lid skin and soft tissue the disturbing tired expression might be caused.
The in this case indicated upper eyelid correction removes fat deposits and excess skin, and this way the overall facial expression gets positively modified.
The eyes appear more fresh and younger and this new look usually lasts over years. About three months after the surgery you will be able to see the final result.
What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is one of the most advanced methods of pain therapy. Chronic inflammation is converted into acute inflammation and this way recognized and fought by the body.
How does the shockwave work?
Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, by setting the self-healing powers in motion. It improves the metabolism, increases the blood circulation and damaged tissue can regenerate and heal.
Physician and Physiotherapist: The shock wave treatment is performed by either a physiotherapist or physician, depending on the type of shock wave.
Through a combination of shock wave therapy and physiotherapy, a holistic treatment can be carried out and the focus is placed on the combat of root causes.
Shockwave and physiotherapy: After a medical and physiotherapeutic examination, a holistic treatment plan is created, which is tailored to your pain.
Symptoms that can be treated with shockwave therapy:
- Tennis or golf elbow
- Patellar tendonitis
- Achilles tendon pain
- Heel pain
- Chronic neck and shoulder discomfort
- Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder
- Back pain
- Fascias pain
- Trigger points
- Shin splint
The biking world championships taking place in Tyrol was the highlight of the year for the members of the Tirol Cycling Team.
And they were well prepared: Since December 2017, the medalp Group has been supporting the team in medical and sports science matters.