Sports Injury

Sports injuries can significantly impact exercise performance, long term function and your quality of life. Addressing a sports injury early will not only improve your overall performance but ensure you continue to enjoy an active lifestyle and prevent recurrence in the future

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A bit about sporting injuries...

We all know how important being active on a regular basis is for our health, but unfortunately on occasions this can lead to injury. Sporting injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, from not warming up properly and not having the right equipment, to over-stretching yourself or having an accident. Whether you’ve experienced a sudden injury or it has occurred overtime, it can have a major impact on the day-to-day enjoyment of life.

What can go wrong?

Sporting injuries can affect a variety of different parts of the body, depending on the demands of a particular sport, from muscles, bones and ligaments, to joints, cartilage and tendons. Some of the most common sporting injuries include:

  • ACL or MCL sprains or tears - injury to the knee ligaments due to twisting and landing awkwardly or from impact injuries
  • Ankle sprains - caused by twisting your ankle
  • Bursitis - inflammation of fluid filled sacks which provide cushioning to joints usually due to overuse or trauma
  • Hamstring strain - muscle strains or tears
  • Plantar fasciitis - inflammation of the fascia (connective tissue) on the sole of the foot caused by poor footwear or biomechanics
  • Rotator cuff injuries - tendon tears or muscle strains of the muscles of the shoulder girdle
  • Tendinitis - inflammation of a tendon such as Achilles Tendinitis, Tennis Elbow or Golfer's Elbow

What causes sports injuries?

A multitude of factors can result in a sporting injury:

  • Trauma or impact
  • History of previous injury
  • Poor muscle stability and strength
  • Increasing load too quickly
  • Over-stretching
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Repetitive strain

Specialist treatment and prevention of sporting injuries

At The Medical, we specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports injuries:

  1. Diagnosis - X-rays and 3D Movement Scanners
  2. Treatment - manual therapy, such as joint manipulation, massage, acupuncture and therapeutic ultrasound carried out by physiotherapists, chiropractors or osteopaths
  3. Strength and conditioning - Pilates and rehabilitation where you're taught exercises to strengthen your muscles, improve stability and mobility of your joints and prevent recurrence of your injury

Your road to recovery begins with a full assessment with one of our expert physiotherapists, chiropractors or osteopaths.

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