Following government instruction on Tuesday 23 March 2020, we have taken the decision to place on hold all patient appointments pending further guidance from the government and our professional body.
We will continue to receive emails and telephone calls during this time so please do contact us if you have any queries regarding your care. We will review your case individually and communicate out to you again when we have an update on the situation.
We apologise for the inconvenience we know this brings to you but ask you to support us as we comply with the necessary regulations in order to minimise the effects of Covid 19 and hope that we can resume your Physiotherapy care very soon.
Playing sport and doing regular exercise provides health benefits but can sometimes lead to injuries. 'Sports injuries' are injuries that happen when exercising or playing sports. Some injuries are caused by accidents, others can be attributed to poor training practices or the wrong equipment. The most common sports injuried are strains and sprains, which can occur in almost any type of physical activity followed closely by knee injuries and swollen muscles. with possible causes:
Accident, trip, fall or contact
Not warming up fully
Description Of Sports Injuries
Usually a sport injury consists of a soft tissue injury (STI's) and presents with the following types of symptoms: Pain, tenderness on palpation, swelling, bruising, reduced range of movement. It is important to allow your body to start the recovery process and this normally means a short period of rest, however this may not always be convenient and a Physiotherapist can use certain treatments to speed up the rate of healing and protect the area. It is important that you do not exercise through any pain unless advised to do so by your Physiotherapist as this may make to problem worse and lead to you being out of your sport for a longer period in the long run.
Sports Injury Prevention
Prevention is better than cure and it is important to prepare your body for the type of exercise you are about to undertake. Generally, it is starting at a low level and gradually building up over time, thinking about what type of movements and skills will be needed and practice these in your training. Training exercises should include work on flexibility, strength, endurance, core stability and cardiovascular but there will be specific ones to each sport and position in the team.
Our Acupuncture Clinic treatment aids tissue healing and based on scientific evidence that shows the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue to allow the body to produce pain-relieving substances
Orthotics are arch supports worn in the shoe designed to improve comfort, reduce fatigue, prevent injury and assist in rehabilitation. We can provide Orthotic insoles offering biomechanical correction and support