Sports Physiotherapy is the prevention and treatment of sports injuries of people at a recreational, amateur and professional level.
This includes people from all ages from children, adolescent and adulthood.
It can take place in a variety of settings such as the clinic, gym, swimming pool and outdoors on pitches etc.
Key Component of Sports Physiotherapy:
Physical tests such as strength, flexibility, movement and balance are measured to find out if you are at risk of getting injured.
An exercise plan is then followed to focus on areas of weaknesses.
Injury prevention is also part of the rehabilitation process when you have fully recovered from injury.
In the early stages of an injury, treatment is aimed at reducing pain and improving the movement of painful areas of the body.
The rehabilitation process involves progressing from the early painful stages of injury, to getting back to performing at your best.
Hands on treatment and exercises are progressed as the healing improves.
The final stages of sports rehabilitation is about maximising your performance to return to sport.
At Physio Performance our philosophy is to manage your injury the same way we would want our own injuries to be managed.
Sports Physiotherapy can help with a range of sporting injuries, such as:
- Hamstring strains
- Ankle ligament sprains
- Knee cartilage/meniscal damage
- Knee ligament injuries
- Hip impingement
- Groin pain
- Low back pain
- Shoulder rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder impingement
- Pre and post-surgery treatment
Treatment can include:
- Soft tissue therapy
- Joint mobilisation/manipulation
- Sports rehabilitation exercises to improve strength, flexibility, balance, speed, power, agility, endurance etc.
- Acupuncture/dry needling
- Biomechanical analysis
Physio Performance can also refer you for MRI scans, X-rays and joint/tendon injections.
Videos of Exercises
You will also be given access to our app that will have your custom rehabilitation exercises for you to do at home or in the gym.
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