For this purpose, Theal Therapy was patented. Theal Therapy is a made in Italy laser therapy created by Mectronic which, thanks to the mix of different wavelengths, adapts the treatment based on physiological parameters such as age, phototype and type of tissue.
“Crusader injuries have experienced a sharp increase in the last 20-30 years due to changes in the way athletes train, the speed of execution of the technical times and a change in the playing fields. For this reason, following precise precautions such as undergoing neuromotor training, strengthening the hip and buttock muscles and working on landing techniques are essential to prevent injuries - explains Dr. Paolo Tenconi, doctor and professional athletic trainer and Uefa B coach – In the course of my experience I have found that the most common injuries concerned the anterior cruciate, the medial meniscus and the lateral meniscus, especially among the youngest who play football and practice snow sports. In these cases, Theal Therapy becomes a valid ally in the prevention and treatment of injuries thanks to four wavelengths that produce photobiomodulation, the only one of its kind, and consequently biostimulating effects on the ligament system, solving the problems of hypoxia and therefore poor vascularization ".
But what are the most frequent types of ligament injuries among athletes? According to a research by the Journal of Epidemiology conducted on a sample of 20 thousand athletes, 21% concerns injuries of the anterior cruciate, 11% those of the medial meniscus, 8% affects the medial collateral ligament, 4% affects the meniscus lateral and 2% the external collateral. An extremely low percentage, around 0.02%, affects posterior cruciate ruptures. And again, 40% of these injuries concern those who play football, while 21% those who practice winter sports such as cross-country skiing. But that's not all, because anterior cruciate ligament rupture is more common in women due to reduced linear stiffness, ligament laxity, and hormonal factors. Finally, according to a research by the University of Michigan published in Science Direct, the surgeries on the anterior cruciate ligaments cause evident changes in the brain activities of subjects with these problems. Changes that are at the origin of the joint recovery difficulties and the risk of new injuries.
Finally, here are expert guidelines for preventing and treating possible ligament injuries:
1) UNDERGO A NEUROMOTOR TRAINING REGIME
Following neuromuscular, agonist and antagonist control, and activating dynamic stabilization, is essential to perform precise and calibrated movements.
2) PAY ATTENTION TO EAT CORRECTLY
Maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle, without exceeding in any way, is an excellent ally to stay informed and reduce the risk of injuries.
3) WORK ON LANDING TECHNIQUES
Exercising to improve the plantar flexion of the ankle increases shock absorption and reduces the vertical force peak on the ground.
4) DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE STRETCHING
Doing a muscle warm-up helps maintain some elasticity, improves posture and helps prevent the risk of injury.
5) HYDRATE YOURSELF IN THE CORRECT WAY
Drinking the right amount of water before, during and after workouts is the main warning to ensure optimal athletic performance, reducing fatigue and stress.
6) AVOID DAMAGE FROM FUNCTIONAL OVERLOAD
You have to learn to listen to your body and dose your workloads during training to combat overload stress.
7) PRACTICE MOBILITY AND CORE STABILITY EXERCISES
Training sessions should focus on exercises aimed at improving motor control and the capacity of the muscle groups.
8) MONITORING THE CONDITIONS OF THE PLAYING FIELDS
Ruptured ligaments affect footballers the most: for this reason it is essential to monitor the conditions of the pitch, both outdoors and indoors.
9) WEARING FOOTWEAR SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR SPORT
Broken ligaments, sprains and trauma are facilitated by the use of inadequate footwear. Wearing regulated sports shoes ensures better control and reduces the risk of injury.
10) ACCELERATE THE RECOVERY TIMES WITH THE AID OF LASER THERAPY
The use of the Theal Therapy laser has proved extremely useful in the treatment and faster recovery of ligament ruptures, which are increasingly frequent in the world of sport.