People often confuse these injuries that relate to the muscular and skeletal systems which are part of our anatomy and physiology, but as a therapist it is important to know the difference.
In our skeletal system we have ligaments which are tough bands which hold the place where bones meet- the joint together. A sprain is a stretching or tearing of ligaments. People will refer to a twisted ankle but this is usually a sprain. When we damage muscle or the end of the muscle that attaches to the bone it moves -the tendon, this is a strain.
The severity of the injury will determine the treatment, but it is always important to refer to an expert if you are not sure.
Physios and osteopaths are well versed in such injuries and sports massage therapists who have studied our anatomy and physiology course are also able to treat minor injury.
"The anatomy and physiology courses are very easy to use, you don't have to be a computer wiz. The tutor giving the lectures is very good and it feels as if your are sitting in the classroom with her. I like the fact that you are able to pause the films to complete worksheets and that you can go back and watch the films over again. Overall, it's a very good course and well worth the money."
- Yianna Ioannou -
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