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Sports Injury

Sport injury

Sports physiotherapy is the treatment of an injury sustained through sport. We provide the best treatment for sports related injury in Glasgow. We treat runners, cyclists, football and rugby players, rock climbers, hill walkers, canoeists and dancers; etc.

Type of sports Injuries; People 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  of Sports Injuries

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 movement in joints, myofascial imbalances, and muscle weakness. We will then identify the best treatment option for the 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 and 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.