What are sports injuries?
A sports injury typically involves a change in structure or function of the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, tendons or ligaments. Injuries to these structures are commonly sustained through participating in sports, but can also arise during activities of daily life. They may occur very suddenly in what is known as a traumatic injury; equally, they may progress steadily over time through no obvious cause.
How can we help?
Our physiotherapists are specialists in assessing and diagnosing types of sports injuries and will use their expertise to help provide a very specific rehabilitation programme with the aim to return you to your normal level of function and performance. Our team are fortunate enough to have access to an array of diagnostic services, including MRI, Ultrasound and X-rays; your physiotherapist will refer you onwards for imaging should they deem it necessary.
Your road to recovery will focus initially on healing any damaged or inflamed tissues while reducing levels of pain. Following this, our physiotherapists will help you regain muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Our aim is to not only regain normal movement, but to help prevent re-injury following your return to activity. This may be achieved through some of the following treatments:
- Eccentric and static muscle strengthening
- Proprioceptive training
- Muscle lengthening techniques
- Joint mobilisations
- Kinesio taping
- Myofascial techniques
- Steroid injections