Sports injuries occur during athletic activity. In mechanical terms the response to a sports injury does not differ from a soft tissue injury which could be sustained while weeding the garden. However, the level of rehabilitation required is different due to the varied and greater demands of the particular sport compared to less demanding recreational activities.
Immediately after the injury occurs we recommend that you follow the P.R.I.C.E. principles in order to minimise the local tissue damage and reduce inflammation.
The main goal is to return an injured participant back to their sport as soon as possible without putting the individual or others at undue risk of further injury or illness. This is achieved by setting appropriate goals during the rehabilitation which are criteria driven and not time driven and involves achieving certain levels of physical ability before progressing to the next stage.
Our physiotherapists have worked with many talented athletes and helped them back to competition and full function. As regular and keen participants in sport ourselves we have an appreciation of what it feels like to be injured and the importance returning to our sport as quickly and as safely as possible !
Personal Athletic Screening
You don’t have to wait until you are injured before you seek advice. We can assess you and look for areas of tightness, weakness, too much or too little movement and muscle imbalance all of which may be early indicators of potential problems that may occur. We can then tailor an individual program to address any potential problems.
It is always better to try to prevent the injury from happening in the first place!