Sports Injury

Sports Injuries & Soft Tissue Damage

Acute or Sudden Onset

High velocity injury
Causes

Sprinting

Change of direction

Results

Muscle rupture

Ankle sprain

Knee injury

Impact injury
Causes

Badly timed tackles (football, rugby, hockey, etc)

Falls (horse riding, cycling, rugby, running, etc)

Results

Bruising (haematoma)

Swelling

Instability (ligament damage – cruciate, collateral, meniscal)

Pain

Treatment

Treatment is individually tailored and includes some or all of

Active and passive mobilisation techniques

Electrotherapy to assist in tissue healing

Extensive physical rehabilitation programme

Female runner suffering with pain on sports running knee injury
Female runner suffering with pain on sports running knee injury
Ankle Injury

Chronic

Causes

Sedentary lifestyle (sitting, driving, IT, etc)

Symptoms

Insidious onset

No injury (history)

No change in training programme

Results

Shoulder impingement

Achilles pain

Elbow pain (tennis, golf)

Knee pain

Plantafascia (foot) pain

Muscle imbalance leading to

Muscle misuse (resting muscles used for movement) leading to

Instability during movement

Joint structure overload

Pain

Dysfunction

Swelling is often minimal

Treatment

Local area treatment using standard techniques

Relieves symptoms

Does not cure the problem

Global approach

A global approach will highlight the true cause and lead to a treatment programme that not only relieves the symptoms, but clears the problem.

Electrotherapy

  • Ultrasound
  • Megapulse
  • Laser

Manual Therapy

  • Joint manipulation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Soft tissue release
  • Massage techniques

Self Help

  • Detailed home exercises
  • Programmes to speed up recovery and prevent relapse

Education

  • Explanation of pain – why it occurs and best forms of treatment
  • Best ways of staying healthy

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At Fountain Square Clinic we fully endorse the global approach to treatment.

Physio Process

Since the treatment is aimed at looking at the individual as a whole, the therapist does not just focus on the specific problem area of the body but takes things such as lifestyle and the general well-being of the person into consideration. 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy techniques are also employed by Chartered Physiotherapists to mobilise joints and soft tissues and to relieve pain and stiffness. This technique can also help to improve blood flow to the affected area, which is thought to promote healing.

Treatment Plans

Since this form of therapy can be used to treat a wide range of afflictions, it means that there is no one single approach to treatment plans. Usually, this is tailored to the individual on the basis of their specific health condition or needs, as well as factors such as general health, age and mobility.

Other Techniques

Whatever treatment is given, it normally involves co-ordination with other health professionals as part of a multi-disciplinary approach. Other techniques such acupuncture, ultrasound and the use of TENS machines can be helpful in physiotherapy treatments.

Considerations

A sportsperson suffering from an ankle injury may, for instance, be offered a different physiotherapy treatment plan to an elderly patient who is suffering from an arthritic or heart condition or an expectant mother in preparation for childbirth.

Holistic Treatment

Physiotherapy is a holistic treatment approach to help people who may have been affected by injury, disability or illness. There are several ways that physiotherapy can be used to help a person, depending on the nature of the problem and the part of the body affected. 

The aim is to help restore mobility, reduce or manage pain and facilitate recovery following an injury or operation or a specific illness. Anyone can benefit from physiotherapy, no matter what age they are.

Education, awareness, empowerment and active participation of the patient are crucial elements of the physiotherapy process.

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    Disley
    Stockport
    SK12 2BB

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