Sports Injuries

Our physiotherapists are experts in treating and preventing sports injuries at all levels. We assess, diagnose and treat anything from acute injuries to chronic niggles.

Recovery from acute sports injury starts immediately. We will progress your recovery through the initial manual therapy phase to ensure that you are able to return to your chosen sport without risk of re-injury. Rehabilitation can be one to one in our dedicated gym area, or in one of our classes – pilates or lower limb rehab, or in the hydrotherapy pool. We will also look at your biomechanics and help you to get the most out of your sport.

We work closely with sports doctors, orthopaedic consultants and podiatrists and will refer you top the appropriate person if needed.

Our Physios are trained in kinesiology taping. We are also a preferred partner for the Ossur knee braces and fit and supply CTi and Unloader braces.

Whatever your level of sport we can help you get back on your feet quickly, safely and (fairly!) painlessly.

This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice.

Golf injuries

The main areas of injuries in golf involve the wrist, elbow, shoulder and back. Golf is a static posture using shoulder and spine rotation to generate a force to hit the golf ball.

This force is translated down the arm through the elbow and wrist. Therefore, a bad technique or poor muscle control of the spine and shoulder will develop a pain as the swing winds up to generate its power. This can lead to muscle and joint strains. As the power of the swing is translated down the arm to hit the golf ball trauma can occur at the wrist and/or elbow causing muscle tears and ligament strains.

Repetitive overloading of the wrist, elbow and shoulder can lead to such overactivity injuries in these joints and pain is usually represented by pain at each individual joint. The elbow is the most common site of pain.

This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice.

Cricket Injuries

The main areas of the body injured in cricket are fingers due to the impact of a hard cricket ball. You obviously use your hands in cricket to stop or catch a cricket ball, and hold a cricket bat while trying to hit the ball. All these activities involve impact of the ball onto your fingers, hands and wrists which can result in simple ligament injuries, muscle tendon tears and broken bones.

If you avoid a direct trauma in cricket then the next most common injuries involve repetitive overuse of shoulders, backs and knees in the actions of bowling and throwing.

Shoulder muscle tears and shoulder tendon impingements commonly occur from throwing and a poor throwing technique and/or a muscle weakness can result in shoulder problems. Back pain is common for bowling where the stress of propelling the cricket ball is centred on the low back and core. Poor core stability or bowling technique can lead to low back pain symptoms. Lastly, the stress impact of planting your leg in throwing and bowling can lead to stressing the cartilage, bones and ligaments of the knees.

This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice.