Sports Injury Treatment

Sports Injury Treatment

Diagnosis and treatment in Plymouth Sports Injury Clinic

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or an application of force that is greater than the body can structurally withstand. Whether your sports injury is acute or chronic, if pain persists this means that you are continuing to injure it and the injured area isn’t healing up the way it should.

An injury that occurs as a direct result of a sudden action, such as a twisted knee or ankle, is called an Acute injury. In contrast, an injury that is caused by overusing the same muscle/ligamentous group or joints, is called a Chronic injury.

With any type of sports injury it is important to firstly diagnose the problem correctly, in the rare event of unusual or serious injuries you may be referred for a scan or further tests which can diagnose problems that a conventional physical examination will not find. The initial treatment and advice given for any injury is very important, Mr Kelly believes that if the correct treatment and advice is given in the first 48 hours the speed of recovery is greatly increased. He believes in a multifactorial approach to treatmentonly giving exercises, or heat and ice, or massage or manipulation/ mobilisation to an area will help but will not provide the more complete recovery a treatment regime encompassing a number of therapeutic and tried and tested techniques that have been developed over many years of practice.

Injuries Treated

Here are some of the common sports injuries we treat : ankle sprains, Achilles tendinitis, back pain, groin strain, hamstring strains and other pulled muscles, knee joint injuries, Runner’s knee, Shin splints, shoulder injury, and Tennis/Golfers elbow.

The following treatments are used in our multi factorial approach at Plymouth Sports Injury Clinic:

  • Myofascial Release Techniques
  • Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Taping of Joints and Tissues
  • Postural Assessment
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Our Core Exercise Program
  • Cryotherapy and Heat
  • Muscle Balancing
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Electrotherapy Massage
  • Stretching therapy
  • IASTM

To make an appointment, call us on 01752 249742