Active PhysioCare

Sports Injuries

 

When it comes to sports injuries you really are in the best hands

We specialise in all sports injuries so whatever type of sports injury you have, our physios are the right people to help you out. Head Physio Martin worked at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He was then appointed Lead Physiotherapist at both the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 European Games. Martin also regularly works at the World Athletics Championships (2017 & 2018) and other World Class competitions.

 

Paul is also fantastic at sports injuries and previously provider physio for Middlesbrough Football Club academy teams. He treats several professional cage fighters and a world strongest man competitor.

 

People can sustain acute sports injuries where there is a specific mechanism of injury. These include ankle ligament sprains, like if you roll your ankle. Shoulder or knee dislocation often resulting from a tackle or falling. Cartilage injuries resulting from twisting injuries when the body twists but the foot gets stuck on the ground.

 

People also sustain sports injuries through repetition of abnormal or excessive load on a specific region of the body. When there is no obvious mechanism of injury to the body and the pain just progressively develops it’s important to have a full assessment. We need to identify if there are any underlying issues such as a stiff joint, weak muscles or poor mobility of the nerves that are responsible for the pain. Muscle and joint pain is often associated with a sudden increase in training volume. This can include increases in running speed, duration of training or an increase in how often the training/sports activity takes place.

 

There are lots of different types of sports injuries. Check out the list below to see some of the most common ones that physiotherapy is effective in treating.

 

KNEE

  • Torn cartilage/meniscus
  • Ligament strains
  • Snapped cruciate
  • Pulled muscles
  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Patella tendinopathy

ANKLE

  • Twisted ankle/sprained ligaments
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Fallen arches

SHOULDER

  • Rotator cuff muscle tear/weakness
  • Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Dislocated/fractured collar bone

 

HIP

  • Bursitis
  • Hip instability
  • Groin strain
  • Hernia
  • Muscle imbalance in thigh muscles and hamstrings

Lower Back

  • Disc pain
  • Muscle spasm
  • Spinal joint strain
  • Sciatica

Neck

  • Whiplash
  • Muscle spasm/wry neck
  • Nerve irritation
  • Concussion

What Our Patients Say

"Martin has helped with a lot of my injuries, because skating is high injury sport it is really important to keep on top of anything that comes up. I really appreciate his work with me and my training is much more productive when i'm not suffering from any pain. Martin has also helped me retrain my body in core stability which has improved my centre of balance during complicated jumps and sequences. I would highly recommend his expert advice and treatment."
Mike Kerr, British Figure Skating Champion
2018-07-10T14:22:47+00:00
"Martin has helped with a lot of my injuries, because skating is high injury sport it is really important to keep on top of anything that comes up. I really appreciate his work with me and my training is much more productive when i'm not suffering from any pain. Martin has also helped me retrain my body in core stability which has improved my centre of balance during complicated jumps and sequences. I would highly recommend his expert advice and treatment." Mike Kerr, British Figure Skating Champion
"Without exception, the feedback from the people we have referred to you has been excellent. The promptness of your service and the quality of your advice and treatment has been superb."
Liz, Occupational Health Manager
2018-07-10T14:25:24+00:00
"Without exception, the feedback from the people we have referred to you has been excellent. The promptness of your service and the quality of your advice and treatment has been superb." Liz, Occupational Health Manager
"Thanks, Martin. Your treatment got rid of my neck pain in time for my snowboarding holiday."
John
2018-09-17T12:24:50+00:00
"Thanks, Martin. Your treatment got rid of my neck pain in time for my snowboarding holiday." John

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