Sports Injury


Sports physiotherapy is the treatment of any injury sustained through sport. We provide the best treatment for sport related 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 tendinopathy.

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 months. Before treatment it affected his ability to run beyond 6 minutes. The assessment revealed core stability issues with overactivity of back extensor muscles. Also, weak gluteus maximus and medius muscles, all leading to an overload of the left adductor muscles and eventual damage. Treatment included the fascial release of left adductor muscles with self-icing. Additionally, a programme of stretches and stability exercises, targeting the transverse abdominis and gluteus muscles were developed. Symptoms reduced over the next 3 weeks and were completely resolved by 8 weeks.

15-year-old footballer sustained a tear of the musculotendinous 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 hillwalkers who sustain serious injuries and have to go for sports physiotherapy so they can recover quicker and start participating in the sport or activity again. A sport injury does not only bring physical pain and damage to the person but also mental stress.

There are many famous athletes out there who used to play different sports and had to stop doing so because of serious injuries. If the injury is not treated properly, there is the possibility that it could turn into something serious and cause multiplied damage. If you are taking part in some sports then you already know the risks of 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. Many footballers are prone to hamstring pulls and such hamstrings can be treated successfully with sports physiotherapy. Groin strains can also be treated with such physiotherapy and so can sprain ankles, backaches and ligament damages. Such injuries can be cured by First Physio Glasgow, after which the person can be given relief.

Treatment Methodology

Usually, the injuries that athletes sustain are because of the routine that they follow. A runner will have a different nature of injury and the treatment will have to be a bit different. 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 can be adopted. When this detailed screening process is done, the First Physiotherapist Glasgow might find the extent of muscle weakness and other imbalances. Such findings will be different for different people and it will only help in devising a personalised care system for the patient.

First Physio Glasgow works in a very professional manner. Before treating the patient with sports physiotherapy, the doctors make sure that the patient is fit to go through the physiotherapy. In order to determine this fitness a patient’s x-rays are taken to find out the extent to which the bones are damaged. If there is damage done to the bones, the doctors will make sure that the injured area is covered in a cast to give it maximum security. A cast will only make sure that the situation does not get out of hand and your bones remain protected. Once the bones have recovered, the First Physiotherapist Glasgow will begin with the treatment. If the bones are damaged then the physiotherapy treatment can get a bit tough because muscles get a bit lazy. FirstPhysiotherapist Glasgow will make sure that muscles are worked on to bring them back to 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 to the patient while working up the muscles. Swimming has also proven to be quite beneficial in the physiotherapy as it has a tendency of not worsening the injury while giving strength to the muscles. Once the patient is able to use the injured body part to its full capacity, only then the treatment is stopped and the patient is allowed to go back to his normal routine given that he takes caution.

People who are planning to go for physiotherapy must know that it is not a piece of cake. Playing sports is easy, but physiotherapy is not because it involves using your injured muscles to perform. Physiotherapy requires full commitment from the patient and full determination if the person has any plans of rejoining the sport as soon as possible. First Physio Glasgow is a perfect place for those people who are injured while playing sports and require full fitness so that they can get back to playing once again.