Injuries that occur most frequently in people who participate in sports are usually referred to as Sports Injuries. They can be further classified as traumatic injuries or overuse injuries.
- Traumatic injuries occur mostly in contact sports and range in severity from cuts, bruises and muscle strains, to fractures and head injuries.
- Overuse injuries occur in sports that require a repeated action of one part of the body, such as overarm throwing.
Sports Injuries – Our Approach
Our treatment is based on:
- self-management techniques
- education and advice
- manual (i.e. hands-on) treatments
The following three-pronged approach ensures faster recovery and is more likely to prevent re-injury.
- Self-management: this relies on you knowing what your injury is and what is required for the best healing to take place.
- A full subjective and objective assessment: this is necessary before treatment is commenced or advice is given.
- Your lifestyle, including work, sport and hobbies: these factors must be taken into account in the rehabilitation of your sports injury.
Common sports and overuse injuries we see include:
- Sprained ankle
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Patellar tendonitis (knee)
- Patello-femoral dysfunction (also known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
- Muscle tears including Quadriceps, Biceps, Supraspinatus, Hamstring
- Stress fractures or traumatic fractures
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
Traumatic sports injuries occur more often in contact sports:
- Meniscal injuries (knee)
- Groin strains
- Back injuries – golf
- Hip problems including:
- ITB syndrome
- Foot problems
- Knee injuries/pain
- Shoulder injuries including:
- Rotator cuff
- Shoulder impingement
X-RAYS and MRIs – do I need one?
Should your assessment indicate the need for further investigation, we can refer you for:
We will let you know if a referral to a specialist is required.