- Ankle Sprain
- Plantar Faciitis
- ACL Strain
- Hamstring Tear
- Quads Pull
- Anterior Knee Pain
- Patella Tendinopathy
- Hip Bursitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Shoulder Impingement
- Achilles Rupture
How Do They Occur?
Trauma accounts for most sports injuries through either direct contact or indirectly through forces such a twist. Overuse injuries can also occur, for example tendinitis and stress fractures.
How We Can Help
Our Physiotherapists have extensive experience and are highly qualified in sports injury assessment and treatment. Andy has accumulated a great depth of knowledge from his time in professional football, and also has experience in a variety of sports including athletics, volleyball, swimming, tennis, golf and hockey.
Recovery begins immediately after an injury. Physiotherapy can help to reduce recovery time and enable a safe and speedy return to sports. Your Physiotherapist will also give you advice on preventing future recurrence.
How Can I help Myself Initially?
Immediately post injury adopt the RICE approach for 48 hours:
- Rest - Minimise activity and move only within pain limits.
- Ice - Immediately post injury, and for 10-20 minutes every hour, apply a bag of ice or an ice pack wrapped in a damp towel. This will limit bleeding and minimise damage to the tissues in the first 48 hours.
- Compression - Firmly compress the injury to limit swelling and bleeding.
- Elevation - Elevate the injury above the level of the heart to decrease localized bleeding and decrease swelling.