Sports Physiotherapy

Sports injuries come in many forms and can impact almost any part of the body, from muscles, tendons and ligaments to joints and bones. Getting plenty of rest and regularly icing the area are critical first steps, but if your symptoms don’t improve, you’ll likely benefit from sports physiotherapy.

Continuing to exercise while injured can cause further and potentially long-lasting damage, so it’s vital to seek advice if you feel pain.


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].

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on +44 207 806 4060.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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