Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can be acquired by anyone during any exercise from the leisure walker or jogger to the elite athlete. Injuries range from acute tears and sprains, to chronic repetitive strain injuries. Physiotherapists are trained to diagnose these conditions accurately, and to provide a management programme.

This programme includes both hands on therapeutic techniques and rehabilitation exercises specific both to the condition and to the athlete’s needs.

Common injuries include,
but are not limited to:

  • Muscle tears: calf, hamstring
  • Ligament tears and sprains: ACL, ankle
  • Tendinopathies: Achilles, Rotator Cuff, Tennis Elbow
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Fractures

Management techniques include:

  • Soft tissue massage / frictioning
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Electrotherapy i.e. ultrasound, interferential
  • Self-soft tissue work i.e. foam rolling
  • Taping / strapping
  • Sports specific stretching / strengthening
  • Sports specific return to training guidelines