We treat every level of sports person from elite athlete to the recreational enthusiast. Injuries can occur at any level for a variety of reasons, from direct impact through to repetitive strain. Some of the most common injuries treated are: ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, knee joint pain, runner’s knee, hamstring strain, back pain, neck pain, shoulder injury, tennis/golfers elbow and post-surgery rehabilitation.
A large proportion of the UK population will experience back or neck pain at some point in their lives. The problem seems to affect people who work in an office environment as much as it does manual workers or sports people. A vast majority of symptoms respond well to a combination of massage and manual therapies.
Due to the ability of the shoulder to be able to perform a wide and varied range of movements, there can be many reasons for experiencing pain in this area. It is therefore important to carry out a detailed examination and assessment prior to treatment as there may often be more than one factor contributing to the problem.
The most common area for pain is on the outside (lateral side) of the joint, often referred to as tennis elbow, although most people suffering from this do not play tennis. Symptoms include difficulty gripping objects. Pain experienced on the inside of the joint is often referred to as golfers elbow although again sufferers may not necessarily play golf.
Many injuries are caused by repetitive overuse or fractures and sprains following falls. Other common problems include tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Sports massage, ultrasound treatment and mobilisation techniques can help with many of these problems.
There are many wide and varied reasons for pain in this area. From quadriceps/hamstring ruptures and tendon strains, through to snapping hip syndrome, bursitis, hernias or referred pain from the lower back, such as sciatica. Many of these injuries respond well to a combination of treatments and progressive rehabilitative exercises, which include strengthening and stretching exercises.
One of the most common joints requiring treatment, there can be many predisposing reasons including bursitis, runner’s knee, patellar tendinitis, cartilage and meniscal or ligament damage. Many injuries are caused by the excessive stresses put on the joint when twisting and turning during activities such as skiing and football, but can happen just as easily whilst stepping off a kerb.
The Ankle and Foot are frequently injured, whether it is an ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, heel pain or a fracture. Due to its distal proximity to the heart, these often take longer to heal than other injuries. An effective treatment and rehabilitation programme can help alleviate the discomfort and aid your return to pain free active daily living.