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Sports Injuries

Sport can be a vague term, but regardless of whether you're an elite athlete, a regular gym-goer, or just have a hobby, we are here to help.
Our founder, Dan, has a background in elite sport, and webring the same methods used in elite sport to our clients.

We have successfully treated a wide range of athletes, including those in rugby, football, running, gymnastics, tennis, and golf. Whether you have a traumatic injury like an ankle sprain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, or a recurring injury, we are your one-stop shop for getting you back to your sport.

Sport Injuries can often be caused by:

Previous injuries to the knee, lower back or lower limb.

Imbalances in strength, mobility, flexibility, posture or alignment can all contribute to knee pain. Weak or tight muscles can impact joints, muscles, tendons and nerves in other parts of the body. Your body should function as a team, and we want to ensure that one body area isn’t left doing all the work.

Foot function is unique to everyone and it can impact other joints in your body including the knee. We can scan your feet in just 10 minutes to identify any potential issues. If we detect any problems, we can custom-mould comfortable and supportive insoles in-store for you. Your wellbeing begins at your feet.

A new hobby or sport - Doing too much too soon, or increasing physical activity too quickly, when your body isn’t used to it can cause problems. We recommend a “Body MOT”  for those who want to get into or increase physical activity.

Age/Arthritis - As you get older, you lose 3-8% muscle mass per year which can help us to understand why things might get harder with age. Arthritis isn’t a disease; it is wear and tear, and it is inevitable, even for those who don’t have pain. However, it doesn’t mean you have to live in constant pain. We can’t get rid of arthritis but we can help reduce pain by making you more resilient and keeping your muscles and joints functioning at their best, like a well-oiled machine. Here's a link to our blog to find for more information about wear and tear, arthritis, and keeping your body well-maintained.

Sitting for long periods or inactivity - Whether at home, work or driving, sitting for prolonged periods can lead to weakness, stiffness, and imbalances within the body.  You can arrange a Body MOT  and we can work together to build an exercise routine that works for you.

Women’s health issues such as those related to pregnancy, post-natal or menopause can cause various problems with the body.

Core, pelvic floor and breathing function - The way your diaphragm, ribcage and core function can have a significant impact on the rest of your body. Believe it or not, men have a pelvic floor too!  

Referred pain - The body is a wonderfully complex machine and we use the consultation and Body MOT to make sense of it. Even if you don’t have pain in your back, it can sometimes cause knee pain. Organs can also refer symptoms to other areas of the body. If we believe you could benefit from working with another health professional then we can refer you to this also.

Genetic or developmental defects can affect the size and shape of your knee joint. This issue can arise at any age but it is important to watch out for it in young people. Proper management of any problems related to the knee joint is crucial. Further investigations may also be required, which we can arrange.

Trauma such as sports injuries, road traffic accidents, falls, and twists are all incidents in life that can cause lasting problems if not properly addressed and rehabilitated.

Neurological issues including MS, Parkinsons or having experienced a stroke can all influence knee pain. You can find more information on a client we worked with who experienced neurological issues on our blog.

Why have I got a Sports Injury?
The DR Physiotherapy Approach

At DR Physiotherapy, we are here to help you get back to feeling like yourself. We offer a variety of treatments and exercises tailored to your specific symptoms and goals. Our step-by-step system is designed to pinpoint the source of your pain, so we can work together to get you back to doing the things you love and keep living the life you want!

Step 1: The Puzzle

We listen to your story. Our consultation helps us to determine the best course of action for us so we can start to get to work!

Step 2: The MOT

We conduct a thorough screening of your body to look at how it is functioning. We assess your range of movement, strength, and posture, and produce a report of findings. This will help us to create a personalised treatment and rehabilitation program that fits your needs.

Step 3: The Plan

We will sit down with you and explain to you how your body is functioning, what the likely cause of your symptoms are, and provide you with clear and expert advice on how we will help you get back to doing the things you love. You get to create the goals, and we will help you achieve them.

Step 4: The Action

We will get started with the plan created for you. This involves expert hands-on treatment, guidance on day-to-day management, and rehabilitation exercises. It helps to target, not only the symptoms but also the source of the pain.  

Step 5: The Goal - The Progress - The Recovery

At every session, we will review your progress since the previous visit and keep working towards your goal. The treatment and exercises will change along the way as some areas start to improve. Your symptoms will begin to improve, making you feel better, but it is essential to stick with the plan and focus on achieving your goals. This way your symptoms can be resolved long-term, rather than returning in a few weeks or months.

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