What does sports physiotherapy involve?
Physiotherapy for a sports injury depends on how severe your injury is and which part of your body is affected.
Our sports physiotherapists can determine the extent of your injury and devise a tailored programme that reduces pain, restores movement and function and then builds strength to prevent further damage.
In addition to PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation) therapy, a sports physiotherapist may use massage and manipulation and recommend specific exercises to restore mobility and reduce repeat injury.
Your sports physiotherapist can also advise on specific approaches to training and exercise that will safely enhance performance.
Sports physiotherapy after surgery
Most sports injuries do not require surgery, but you may need a corrective procedure to fix your joints with plates, screws and rods.
Recovering from an operation that has affected mobility needs to be well-structured and individually tailored to ensure the best outcome. With most operations, such as those to repair knee and ankle joints and torn tendons and ligaments, rehabilitation is standard procedure and crucial to the healing process.
Sports physiotherapy is designed to be progressive so that muscles, joints and bones are not put under too much strain. Our sports physiotherapists are highly skilled in developing programmes that lead to the best possible outcome without causing any further stress or putting you at risk of future injury.
Our team has worked with Olympic and professional athletes through a range of complex injuries in addition to helping patients achieve the desired mobility and function so they can return to work and sports and maintain their independence.
Contact our Sports Physiotherapists
Our Physiotherapy Department provides a comprehensive service for both inpatients and outpatients. In a state-of-the-art setting, which includes a fully equipped gym, our Chartered Sports Physiotherapists use their specialist skills to provide expert treatment for every patient.
If you are suffering with a sports injury and would like to book an appointment with our physiotherapy team, you can call us on 020 7806 4010 or email us at [email protected].