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Treatment of Sports Injuries

Treatment of Sports Injuries

08Aug

At Ballsbridge Physiotherapist our Chartered Physiotherapists have an in-depth understanding of a wide variety of sports. We can analyse the movements needed for participating in various forms of exercise. We recognise the importance of sports participation and aim to get you back to your sport as soon as possible.

Many active people will experience a sports injury at some stage. These can range from a Grade I calf tear that will recover in 7-10 days, to a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament that could keep you side lined for over 9 months.

Techniques

Many techniques are used to treat a sports injury:

  • Manual therapy uses specialized hands-on treatment to assess and treat a sports injury. Manual therapy can include joint mobilisations and manipulation to improve joint movement and relieve pain, and sports massage to loosen tight muscles.
  • Trigger-point dry needling can be used to relieve stiffness and improve movement. Rehab of your sports injury will include specific, targeted exercises focused on restoring strength to an injured area.

Cause of the injury

An aspect of recovery that we emphasise in our Dublin 4 sports clinic is determining the cause of your sports injury:

  • Is there a movement ‘flaw’ in an area of the body, leading to stress and strain on soft tissues?
  • Have you recently increased your training, or changed the surface you’re training on?
  • Are you working longer hours at a desk? This could mean you’re stiffer than normal when you’re training.

Whatever the cause our physiotherapists will advise you on correcting the problem and helping to prevent it recurring.

 

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