When you get injured on tour it can be hard to find healthcare provider with understanding of your circus needs. With consulting through skype and imaging done locally I made the program to recovery and checked up on the progress regularly. Proper exercising and optimised recovery had good effect! Have a great rest of the tour @_adada Reposted from @_adada - Yesterday I finally got back on stage after a small knee injury. I have had super talented @sirkusfysio helping the recovery with his experience and positive energy💜 Kiitos Atte!
There’s so many of you so I thought it would be good to let you new ones know who I am: 🔎 Atte Niittykangas, physiotherapist working mainly with circus and other performing arts. I’m an entrepreneur and I have my own clinic with gym space. 🇫🇮 Based in Finland my work consists of clinic work, lecturing and consulting for few coaching companies 🤸 I have background in capoeira, dance theatre, acrobatics and circus. At some point decided to not make it into a career and pursued my physio studies fully. Random fact: I’m a bicycle nerd. I like fixing bikes and I have 7 in my garage. Some work, some don’t. 🤷
Thank you everyone who made the #fysioterapia2x0 possible. More to come! @ftrauhansalo @ft_lasse_liikanen @sportsciencelab @janiparkkinen @footfysio @kehonhuoltamofixit @movement_physio @fysiosteomarko #suorituskykykeskus and @metropolia_uas
Monday morning strength training at 8 am. 😱 Usually this raises a few eyebrows when discussing training routines. Finding time to do your exercises can be hard and with every client I discuss the topic and we plan it together. So why am I training in monday mornings? ▪️I’m working Mondays at the circus space so I have access to weights ▪️Morning hours are usually more quiet at the clinic ▪️I’m more of morning person than evening person ▪️It’s a routine. I don’t wake up and think should I go but instead I just pack my stuff and go. Routine is powerful but it can be hard to get back into if you lose it. I’ll post bits of my workout on Mondays for a month starting next week.
Renewed my first aid certificate this week. I’m working weekly at a circus training space so it’s good to keep a level of confidence on these skills. I think this was my 4th first aid course overall. Do you know what is the first aid apparatus in the picture?
Learning more. Again. The Finnish Orthopedic manual therapy association celebrates their 50th birthday with a lecture on tendon rehabilitation. Lecturer none other than Jari Rautiainen. The amount of research on the topic has increased exponentially in the last 5 years. The latest trend is the HSR-protocol and even if it's really effective it doesn't work for everyone. Also the research is currently focused on patella and achilles tendon so physios should be cautious to not apply it to every tendon they know #notalltendonsareequal
Great sideburns eh? Today @vahvakivuton gave us some insight into headaches and shared some tips how to treat them. The most common type of headache I see is tension headache. Tension headache means a headache that is aggravated with heavy lifts (ie. press to handstands, one arm crocs on canes) but it's rarely anything serious. Usually the reason behind it can be found in hydration, nutrition and past days training load.
Knowledge is an odd thing. More you share it, more it grows. Today we had a workshop about low back pain with the practitioners at our clinic. Learning together puts your current ideas to test and helps in finding new connections between the dots.
First jumps in 4 months after an ankle injury. Some key points about recovering from ankle injury: 📅 Healing takes time. We can't do much to speed it up but it can be optimised a bit. Luckily circus people can work on various skills while healing takes place. 👣 Ankle injuries have high recurrency rate. Identifying deficits as early as possible is important. Pain free doesn't mean you can return to circus. 🤾 Jumping was the last restricted movement in this case. Now we can work on every aspect needed for 100% return to circus. Even though I have worked with similar injuries the time it takes to return varies.