Injuries encompass muscle, ligament, tendon and joint problems and can come on suddenly due to trauma or can come on gradually over a few months due to underlying biomechanical or postural issues.
Acute injuries, if managed correctly within the first 72 hours can reduce the size of the injury by 60%. Treatment aims to optimise healing of scar tissue, reduce pain and restore flexibility and strength to the muscles and joints. We use a variety of modalities including electrotherapy, kinesiotaping, acupuncture and up-to-date scientific injury management advice in order to minimise the impact of an acute injury to facilitate a quick return to activity. We also use soft tissue massage, manipulation, trigger point release, joint mobilisations and stretches to ensure full recovery of the major structures that may have been compromised as a result of the injury. Finally, home and gym rehabilitation programs, aimed at flexibility and strength defects, will ensure that all goals are achieved and injury recurrence is minimised.
We fully understand the nature of sport and competition, where these types of injuries can be commonplace and where timeframes may be strained due to competitions or matches. As physiotherapists, we will empower you with all the information required in order to make a decision about attending any upcoming events. Rehabilitation is paramount in all cases but we can help to support your return to competition, if appropriate, with warm-up advice, taping and athletic supports so that your season or goals can be accomplished safely.