Sports Rehabilitation

Sports Rehabilitation

Sports injury rehabilitation or ‘rehab’ is a structured programme designed by physiotherapists for people who have sustained a sporting injury. Depending on the type of injury you have sustained, your programme will include a number of parts which may include strengthening exercises, mobilising, pain relief techniques and functional skills. At Impact Clinic, we aim to maximise recovery by tailoring the rehabilitation to your individual goals and monitoring your progress throughout. If you have sustained an injury or have had surgery for a sports injury and would like to arrange a full assessment with one of our physiotherapists then please book an appointment today.

Ligament Sprains

Ligaments are strong bands of tissue that connect bones to each other and keep your joints stable. For example, knee ligaments connect your thighbone to your shinbone, forming a joint, which lets you walk and run. A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament. The ones most likely to get injured are in your ankles, knees, and wrists.

Our Physiotherapists have a great deal of specific clinical experience in the management of soft tissue injuries. Our highly skilled Physiotherapists will provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to treat your injury, reducing your risk of re-injury and giving you a long-term solution.

Ankle Sprain

Have you ever lost balance and suffered a foot twist, while landing on your ankle? If yes, then this is a condition of “ankle sprain” An ankle joint instability can occur due to the injury to the bone or muscular structures, ligaments like the lateral, medial, and syndesmosis injury play a major role in ankle instability. An ankle sprain occurs when one or more ligaments of the ankle are stretched or torn. If a sprain is left untreated, it can lead to long-term ankle problems.

Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, our physiotherapist designs a treatment program to enhance the healing process and advises to return to activities and sports. The physiotherapy interventions include the use of ice packs, heat packs, modalities like TENS, Ultrasound, and exercises.

Muscle Sprain

Although different sports cause different injuries and complications, but muscle strains are by far the most common of all sports-related injuries. Muscle strain also known as muscle tear or pulled muscle, often happens when a muscle is stretched beyond its normal range, by sudden pressure. The lower back, hamstrings, quadriceps, and gastrocnemius muscles are most prone to such strain, while they are rapidly accelerated and decelerated. There is a range of treatments for muscle strain that help to reduce pain, swelling and encourage full recovery. Physiotherapy is one such treatment, Impact Clinic will devise a sports-specific rehabilitation program tailored to your needs.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL Injury

ACL or anterior cruciate ligament tear is an injury to the knee commonly affecting athletes. Nonathletes can also experience an ACL tear due to injury or accident. At Impact Clinic our Physiotherapist are trained to help individuals with ACL tears reduce pain and swelling, regain strength and movement, and return to desired activities. Our Physiotherapist will improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. You can contact a physical therapist directly for an evaluation. 

Muscle Knots

We often hear people saying they have a “knot” in their muscle, but what is a  “knot” exactly?  Muscle “knots” are hard, sensitive areas of muscles that tighten and contract. Their technical term is “A Trigger Point”. Some research suggests that these knots in the muscles may be patches of tissue polluted by metabolic waste. These tense muscle fibers are painful to touch and are mostly just annoying. However, serious trigger points can transfer pain and strange sensations to other areas of the body. We call this “Myofascial Pain Syndrome”.

In more persistent cases, remedial massage therapy is recommended. At Impact, Our physiotherapist will treat your pain using treatments appropriate to your case. You will be taught techniques that will reduce pain and prevent it from recurring.

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the heel bone to the bases of the toes and supports the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis an injury commonly caused by overuse that triggers swelling of the plantar fascia at its attachment site on the heel bone. Plantar fasciitis usually causes pain on the inside edge of the heel. Physiotherapy is an important treatment for plantar fasciitis.

Physiotherapy is important in the diagnosis and management of plantar fasciitis. An accurate diagnosis is necessary to ensure a successful outcome. Treatment is largely dependent on what is found during your assessment, however, a combined approach is normally taken. Treatment may include: Orthotics, Electrotherapy, Soft Tissue Treatment and Stretching.

Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow Stiffness Rehabilitation

Tennis elbow (or extensor tendinopathy) is inflammation within the tendons on the outside of the elbow. These tendons connect the forearm muscles to the arm bone. These muscles move the wrist, hand and fingers. Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for tennis elbow. Golfer’s elbow is caused by overuse of the tendons on the inside of the forearm. It is a common injury in activities that require a lot of use of the wrist and hand.

Physiotherapy is important in the treatment of Tennis/golfer’s elbow. At Impact, your physiotherapist will diagnose your problem, establish its severity and determine an appropriate treatment plan. This may involve activity modification, soft tissue treatment such as electrotherapy, massage and stretching, and the progression through a series of specific strengthening exercises. 

Shin Pain

Shin splints refers to inflammation occurring where tendons attach to the shin bone. Physiotherapy is an important treatment for shin splints. Shin splints are caused by overuse, Shin splints cause pain on the inside border of the shin bone (tibia). It is usually painful as you begin exercising, however, the pain may subside as you continue to exercise. 

Physiotherapy is very important in the treatment of shin splints. Initially, your physiotherapist can confirm your diagnosis and establishing the severity of your injury. From this, an appropriate treatment plan will be developed. This may involve Exercise Programmes, Electrotherapy and Taping