SPORT INJURIES:
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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries Treatment

We treat sports injuries by first rehabilitating the locally damaged tissues and then focus on improving the individual’s surrounding biomechanics, muscle tone and joint stability to help prevent reoccurrence of the injury and to lead to enhanced performance. Due to the many influences predisposing to injury, we often prescribe tailored rehabilitation or fitness exercises and may give advice on diet, posture and lifestyle to minimise the risk of further injury.

We sometimes require X-rays, scans and other tests to make a diagnosis and on rarer occasions may refer you to a GP or a specialist for additional investigation or treatment.

Sports Injuries Symptoms and Scenarios

There are two main types of sports Injury:

  • Impact injury: Usually from a fall or tackle, common in rugby, football, hockey etc.
  • Overuse injury: Often due to repetitive movements and/or strain, or a biomechanical or muscular imbalance leading to increased strain going through certain muscles or joints. This is common in running events, tennis, and cycling

Injuries can range from a simple ankle sprain or single muscle strain to a ligament or tendon rupture requiring surgery and months of rehabilitation.

These injuries often occur from the accumulative effect of taking part in regular sport, but can also happen by returning to training too soon after an injury or by taking part before the body is once again in prime condition.

Exercise Videos

We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips.

bridge to health excercise video


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Top Tips for Sports Injuries

  • 1.Begin exercising slowly and build-up, especially after an injury
  • 2.Use dynamic warm-ups before training, and then warm down with stretches afterwards
  • 3.Alternate the type of exercises you do
  • 4.For a joint injury, apply ice to the area for 10 minutes every hour. Elevate and rest
  • 5.Keep well hydrated and stick to an alkaline, cardio-protective diet
  • 6.Ensure your clothing and equipment give you the support you need
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