BUT WE HATE THE INCREASED TRENDS IN INJURIES WE SEE COMING WITH IT. USING OUR EXPERTISE AS PHYSIOTHERAPISTS AND ORTHOPAEDIC CONSULTANTS WE HAVE CREATED THE TYHTAN PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN.
It helps improve their performance and helps protect them against preventable sporting injuries. Delivered with your school as a national accreditation programme through its unique and achieveable 3 step system,
Tyhtan helps to ensure active children remain active adults!
"We can envisage a 50% reduction in
preventable sports injuries
with the Tyhtan Programme."
"3-11% of school children are injured per year whilst participating in sport"
WE LOVE SPORTS.
AND WE LOVE CHILDREN PLAYING SPORTS!
Designed by a physiotherapists and other health professionals,
the 3-T Programme for children not only improves their performance,
it also helps to prevent injuries through a unique 3 step programme.
Delivered by your school or club,
it helps ensure that active children can grow into active adults.
Growing bodies, common injuries, the impact of injury into adulthood - we teach parents, teachers and children about the growing body, the positive effect of sporting activity and how to ensure children thrive into adulthood.
Each growing body is unique. Using our fully validated performance assessment, sports physiotherapists test each child in school, deliver a personal report and set personal goals to monitor progress. This allows each child to reach their full potential.
We want children to perform at their peak, so Tyhtan devlivers accessible yet proven sports specific warmups allowing children to train effectively. Under the programme teachers become accredited to deliver ongoing safe and high quality coaching.
How your child will benefit?
Protecting their sporting wellbeing
Help reduce incidence and severity of injuries
Help improve sporting performance
Help improve academic performance
Potentially fewer missed days at school
Improved collective team performance
Who is working with us already?
We are so thrilled to have the following schools in our programme!
A case study
"If I’m being honest, I did not know what an ACl was for a long time. Having played sport seriously for 5 years and never been injured myself, when you see people on the side line with an injury you don’t really give them a second thought as you are concentrating on your own team, your own game and your own result.
I used to do netball training 4 times a week alongside lacrosse which I did 3 times a week. Netball training on a Friday night was no special occasion but the camaraderie was always important. A normal warm up was followed by normal training; catching, throwing, landing and jumping – things I do many hundreds of times every week. Half an hour left and I was fed a ball, landed on one leg which then gave way and a pop. Lots of pain followed and that is how I ruptured my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).
As I am often reminded, an ACL injury after surgery can take around 9 months for the patient to return to full sport participation – a number I am still trying to convince myself will be smaller. I have never missed a match so I just can’t imagine 9 months of being on the side-line. Congratulating the wins of your team which you can’t help feeling you’re not a part of and commiserating the losses but wishing you had been playing to try and make a difference. I wish I had not taken for granted all the times I used to play sport a week. You don’t realise how much you miss it and what a huge part of your life it is until it’s gone.
The end goal is to be able to return to sport as soon as possible but also with a recovered knee which will be strong for the rest of your life and won’t cause further problems. Every physio session is attended with desperation that you will be making progress and I don’t think I have ever been so excited at being told I am able to do such small things! Knowing that you are making progress is one thing that can always keep you motivated. On the other hand, sometimes you can’t help but let the negative thoughts and doubts creeping in. The fact that everyone is going to be better that you when you are back competing, the fact that everyone is replaceable in a team and the fact that the season goes on with or without you. Two of my friends of similar ages have both sustained the same injury and we often talk about how no-one understands because as sympathetic our team mates are; they are still able to play and we, are not. I am asked every other week; “When will you be back playing sport?” and it is so hard to explain that your knee is technically ‘fixed’ yet you still can’t compete.
People just don’t understand the longevity of this injury because only you are the one sitting on the bench counting up the weeks of rehab and counting down the weeks until returning to sport. Rehab becomes a race against time as the sports’ season count down begins and I still feel in denial to the reality that I won’t be playing matches with all my team mates. I was frequently told, “at least you’ll be able to concentrate on your GCSEs” but to me that was a useless commentary as the only thing I can think about is my reconstructed ACL and continue to hope that I’ll be back to sport sooner and better than ever."
Later, I was told that you can more or less diagnose an ACL rupture by the story, as for many sportswomen of similar ages, the story seems to repeat itself. You never go to training or a match in fear of being injured. Injury is a risk of playing sport but you never think it will be you that it happens to. I had a lacrosse tour to the USA in the following week, a regional netball qualifying tournament and a national lacrosse trial all just around the corner.
All these things were to be the pinnacle of my season and were suddenly ripped away with no warning. Once the diagnosis of a torn ACL is confirmed, surgery is done and the physio begins, it becomes clear that you are now on a long road to recovery. You have to pay a huge price for something you had no choice in. Now, when I go and watch my friends train, every time they land from catching the ball I flinch worried that it will be one of them next; because it could happen to anyone.