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Performance

Performance is core to everything we do here at the practice.

We focus on the physical attributes of your sport, whether it is preventing injury or recovering from injury.

Jonny has completed a Masters degree in Strength and Conditioning and applies these techniques to his Physiotherapy skills.

Performance services we offer:

Injury Prevention

We carry out several different physical tests that will highlight specific areas you need to work on, not just to prevent injury, but also to perform at your best.

These assessments can consist of the following, depending on your sport:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • Balance/proprioception
  • Movement patterns
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Sports Rehabilitation

Hands on treatment is great at relieving pain and getting you moving again.

However, it is important to carry out specific rehabilitation exercises from the beginning of your injury to speed up the recovery process.

This will also ensure the damaged tissues will heal strongly and help prevent the injury from happening again.

Some of the injuries that exercise will help:

  • Muscle strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Back pain
  • Before and after surgery

Stages of the rehabilitation process:

Early Stage

At the very beginning of the injury, the focus is on relieving pain and improving movement of the injured parts, through gentle exercises.

We will also advise on the best cardiovascular exercises to maintain your fitness and weight, whilst injured.

Intermediate Stage

As the healing progresses and pain improves, more advanced exercises will be issued to enhance your recovery.

This may include strength and plyometric exercises, running in straight lines etc.

Advanced Stage

Here the focus is on the physical demands of your sport and getting you back performing at your best.

This may include a running programme based upon GPS data if available.

The exercises will be sports specific and if it is a pitch type sport; the rehabilitation will be moved from gym-based to pitch-based exercises.

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Flexibility/Mobility

The demands placed on an athlete’s body means they often feel muscle soreness or tightness following training or competition.

Physio Performance offers sessions to show you how to overcome these symptoms so that you can self manage at home.

Following an assessment, we show you how to reduce these symptoms through:

  • Specific muscle stretching
  • Self trigger point therapy using massage balls
  • Foam rolling
  • Mobility bands
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