Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries treated at Broadstone Physiotherapy

What counts as a sports injury?
Sports injuries are any injury that occurs when exercising or playing sports. They may be from a traumatic accident in a contact sport or from simply catching your foot when running or they may come on gradually over a period of time.

Sports injuries can result from not warming up properly or stretching enough. Some occur from using inadequate equipment or from poor training practices or techniques.

Many people also get injured when they push themselves too hard or have altered biomechanics   – poor alignment of their body.

What should you do if you have a sports injury?

You should stop immediately if you feel pain.

Carrying on with exercise while you’re injured may cause further damage and slow your recovery time. If you continue to get pain with a particular movement or an activity you need to get some professional help.

How can we help you?

We treat a wide range of sports injuries and have a number of physiotherapists that have a keen interest in many sports so will be able to give you expert advice specifically tailored to you.

How will I be assessed?

On your first session you will be assessed by one of our Chartered Physiotherapists. This will involve understanding a thorough history of the injury and examining your injured body part. This may require you to get undressed so please bring some shorts with you.

We will be looking for swelling, bruising and sensitivity, how much movement and muscle strength you have got. We may also test for ligament and cartilage injuries and look at your body alignment, which could contribute to your pain.

At the end of your assessment your physio will discuss with you what is wrong and how it can be treated.

What will my treatment involve?

Your physiotherapist will talk to you about a treatment plan that will be tailored to your needs. This may involve massage, taping and stretching your joints and muscles. We will provide you with a specific exercise programme that will not only help you recover from your injury but will also reduce the likelihood of you injuring yourself again.

We can provide you with lots of advice about trying to reduce swelling and pain. If we find that there is a difference in your body alignment (biomechanics) we can provide you with orthotics and exercises to help this.

Will I need an x-ray or scan?

If after the assessment we feel that you need further investigations we will suggest that you see your GP to be referred for this or if you wish to pay for this yourself we can refer you privately.

How many sessions would I need?

We offer initial 20-minute Sports Injury Evening Clinic appointments that will allow us to assess you and give you advice. Every injury is different therefore it is difficult to say how much treatment you will need before being assessed. After your first session your physiotherapist will discuss this with you.

Physiotherapists can help a range of sports injuries; here are just some of the more common ones:

  • Achilles tendonopathy – painful achilles
  • Plantar fasciitis – pain under your heal
  • Rotator cuff injury – shoulder strain overuse
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome – front of knee pain
  • Shin splints
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Runners knee (ITB syndrome)
  • Jumpers knee (Patella tendonopathy)
  • Ligament tears
  • Cartilage tears
  • Muscle sprains
  • Muscle bruises  (known as haematomas)
  • Fractures
  • Shoulder dislocations

We can help you to enjoy moving freely again and get you back in your game.

Please call us on 01202 693199 to check availability of our Sports Injury evening clinic appointment times.