Sports Injury in Glasgow

Sports physiotherapy is the treatment of any injury sustained through sport. We provide the best treatment for sports injury in Glasgow. We see runners, cyclists, football and rugby players, rock climbers, hill walkers, canoeists and dancers to name a few.

Type of sports Injuries it Helps

They present with many different types of injuries from hamstring pulls, tennis elbow, groin strains, sprained ankles, medial collateral ligament injuries, back pain, rotator cuff sensitivity and tendenopathy.

Treatment Types Of Sports Injury

Often the presenting injury is a symptom of a bigger chain of events. Therefore each client is assessed and screened for core stability issues, restricted joint range of movement, myofascial imbalances and muscle weakness, as well as identification of local treatment to the presenting injury, which may include ultrasound, interferential, deep tendinous frictions, massage or joint mobilisations.


Case Studies

45 year old male who for many years had been an experienced club runner attended with left groin pain for 3 month. Prior to treatment it affected his ability to run beyond 6 minutes. Assessment revealed core stability issues with over activity of back extensor muscles. Also weak gluteus maximus and medius muscles, all leading to overload of the left adductor muscles and eventual damage. Treatment included fascial release of left adductor muscles with self-icing. In addition a programme of stretches and stability exercises, targeting the transverse abdominus and gluteus muscles were developed. Symptoms reduced over the next 3 weeks and were totally resolved by 8 weeks.

15 year-old footballer sustained a tear of the musculo-tendinous junction of his left rectus femoris muscle. On assessment he had tenderness over his upper quadriceps as well as a dysfunction of his left sacroiliac joint. Treatment involved correction of his sacroiliac dysfunction, massage of the quadriceps and kinesiology taping to support the injured muscle as it healed. We also prescribed some stability exercises and gentle stretches. On his second treatment 1 week later his symptoms were much better and he felt confident to continue independently with our provided programme of rehabilitation.

When a person gets injured while participating in a sport and gets the treatment for that injury, such treatment is called sports physiotherapy. There are many people such as cyclists, footballers and even hill walkers who sustain serious injuries and go for sports physiotherapy so they can recover quickly and start participating in the sport or activity again. The injury does not only cause physical pain and damage to the person but also mental stress.

There are many famous athletes out there who have played different sports and had to stop because of serious injuries. If the injury is not treated properly, it is possible that it could become more serious and cause additional damage. If you are taking part in some sports you already know the risks associated with these physical activities. With the help of First Physiotherapist Glasgow you can deal with all such sports injuries and lead a normal life once again.

Relevance to Injuries

Sports Physiotherapy can deal with several types of injuries. Footballers are prone to hamstring pulls and such hamstrings and this can be treated successfully with sports physiotherapy. Groin strains can also be treated with such physiotherapy and so can sprain ankles, back aches and ligament damages. Such injuries can be treated by us after which the injury should recover.

Treatment Methodology

Usually the injuries that athletes sustain are because of the routine that they follow. A runner will have a different type of sports injury from a weightlifter. Due to this reason First Physiotherapist Glasgow makes sure that each person is assessed personally and separately so that a proper analysis of the injury can be done and a relevant treatment plan can be adopted. When this detailed screening process is done, the physiotherapist will know the extent of muscle weakness and other imbalances. These results will be personal and it is only then that a detailed treatment plan can be devised.

If there has been damage done to the bones. Once the bones have recovered, the First Physiotherapist Glasgow will begin with the treatment. Due to the damaged bones the physiotherapy treatment will involve strenghtening the muscles as they will have grown lazy due to lack of use.FirstPhysiotherapist Glasgow will make sure that muscles are worked on in order to bring them back to the normal condition.

When people are injured while playing a sport, they lose the functionality of the injured area and the main challenge of First Physio Glasgow in such cases is to revive the injured body parts so that they can start functioning again. The whole process might take some time. The treatment can take weeks or months depending on the injury. It also depends on the motivation of the patient. FirstPhysiotherapist Glasgow will assign the patient a set of exercises that will aim at improving the injured body part. The patient should be committed enough to follow the given routine so that the muscles can come back to the previous condition and regain the power that they once had.

Physiotherapy Techniques

There are several techniques of sports physiotherapy that First Physio Glasgow has adopted in treating injuries of the patients. Exercise is one way of treating the injury, while massage is another technique that helps in giving relief . Swimming has proven to be quite beneficial as it has a tendency of not worsening the injury while giving strength to the muscles.

People who are needing physiotherapy must know that it requires effort. Playing sports is easy, but rehab from a sports injury is not because it involves using your injured muscles to perform. Physiotherapy requires determination and commitment from the patient and full determination to allow the patient to rejoin the sport as soon as possible. First Physio Glasgow is a perfect place for those people who are injured while playing sports, and require treatment so that they can get back to their sport again.This purpose built clinic is here to treat you in the most beneficial way possible.