What is sports rehabilitation?
If you place any stress on the body while you’re playing sport or doing any kind of physical activity, it may (either immediately, or over time) prevent the body from functioning optimally and require a period of recovery to heal. That’s essentially what we term a sports injury.
Sports injuries usually affect your musculoskeletal system such as bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.
Although the benefits of being active will outweigh the risks, at some point most sports/active people will experience some kind of injury. These can range from minor strains and sprains to more serious issues.
Typically, your sports injury will result in pain, swelling, loss of movement and/or weakness in the affected area.
We will categorise your injury into one of two groups:
- Acute/Traumatic Sports Injuries – which happen after a specific impact or traumatic event. Acute injuries include fractures, muscle and tendon strains, ligament sprains and bruising
- Chronic Sports Injuries – caused mainly by overuse. Chronic injuries include tendinopathy, bursitis, and stress fractures
Our team of expert sports therapists, sports massage, and osteopaths focus on understanding, preventing and treating the underlying cause of your sports and exercise-related injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
How can we help?
You don’t have to be a professional sportsperson for your physical fitness levels to really matter to you!
We understand how frustrating and mentally debilitating it can be to be side-lined from being active (it’s happened to us too…). Those concerns can range from a loss of fitness, to anxiety about being more sedentary, to missing one or more of your personal goals.
We want to help treat and empower you to get back to your sport as quickly as possible – and of course to perform to your best!
We tailor all our treatments and rehabilitation programmes to meet each patient’s needs and we care as much about those who want to be active in their spare time, as we do our professional sporting clients.
You will be supported in your recovery by our specialist team of healthcare practitioners and therapists.
Please contact us to discuss your needs, or book a session with one of our osteopaths.