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Sports Injuries

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are injuries that occur during sports or physical activities, ranging from minor sprains and strains to more severe fractures or ligament tears. Engaging in sports and physical activities is a great way to stay active and healthy, but it also comes with the risk of injury. Sports injuries can happen to athletes of all ages and skill levels, from recreational enthusiasts to professional athletes.

Common sports injuries include:

  1. Sprains and strains: Overstretching or tearing of ligaments (sprains) or muscles and tendons (strains).
  2. Fractures: Broken bones that can occur from high-impact collisions or falls.
  3. Dislocations: When a bone is forced out of its normal position in a joint.
  4. Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons due to overuse or repetitive motions.
  5. Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursa sacs that cushion joints.
  6. Concussions: Traumatic brain injuries from impacts to the head.
  7. Shin splints: Pain along the shinbone caused by overuse or improper training techniques.
  8. Rotator cuff injuries: Tears or inflammation of the shoulder tendons.
  9. ACL and meniscus tears: Common knee injuries, especially in sports involving sudden changes of direction.

Prompt and appropriate treatment of sports injuries is crucial for a successful recovery and a safe return to sports activities.

How can we help with sports injuries?

Physiotherapy & Sports Massage Therapy plays a critical role in the management and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Our experienced therapists are trained to assess and treat a wide range of sports-related injuries. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, our team can provide personalised treatment plans to address your specific injury and unique needs. We understand you want to get back to your sport as fast as possible!

What treatment will you do for sports injuries?

After a thorough assessment of your sports injury, our team will develop a tailored treatment plan to aid in your recovery and optimise your performance. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, our treatment may include:

  • Manual therapy techniques to reduce pain, swelling, and muscle tension.
  • Targeted exercises to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and restore range of motion.
  • Sport-specific rehabilitation to help you return to your activity with confidence.
  • Injury prevention strategies and education to minimise the risk of future injuries.
  • Modalities like heat, ice, or shockwave to improve the healing process
  • Kinesiology taping

Our goal is not only to treat the immediate injury but also to address any underlying issues and provide guidance to prevent recurrent injuries, enabling you to perform at your best.

Can Physio help with injury prevention?

Absolutely! Besides treating sports injuries, Physiotherapy can also play a vital role in injury prevention. Our team can assess your movement patterns, biomechanics, and strength imbalances to identify potential risk factors for injury. We can then develop personalised exercise programs and provide advice on proper warm-up, stretching, and conditioning techniques to help you stay injury-free and enhance your performance on the field or court.

Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury or looking to prevent one, our team of experts is here to support your athletic journey and help you achieve your goals.

If you have experienced a sports injury or want to learn more about injury prevention, please click the button below to request a call back from our team of experts. They will provide more information and guide you in the right direction.


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Rebecca Gould
Rebecca Gould
I saw Emily for quite a few months after the birth of my baby and she was amazing. I honestly couldn't have been better looked after by her. She was so reassuring and gave me a plan for getting rehab and getting back into fitness. Emily is also so lovely to deal with and I really enjoyed our sessions. She is really knowledgeable and you just know you are in safe hands. I used to have regular massages with Hannah and James who were both excellent. I only stopped because we moved out the area. The Diamond package for monthly massages is well worth it. I also went to the baby and me Pilates course, which was really well led with great corrections.
Steven Gibson
Steven Gibson
Great overall experience! I went in and did a taster session, loved it so much that i now attend every week. The place is really friendly, well organised and i am progressing nicely. Big thanks to everyone at Katie Bell.
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Jill Rackham
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robert addenbrooke
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Roscoe Neil
Roscoe Neil
I’ve had 3 sports massages over past few months with James and I’ve been really pleased with the service each time. The practice is clean and calming and all the staff are lovely. Would recommend to anyone!
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Justin Parfitt
What a friendly and professional team at Katie Bell - I have thoroughly enjoyed my pilates classes so far and am already feeling the benefits - great to come across such a well run organisation that exceeds expectations.
Tarandeep Rallowal
Tarandeep Rallowal
Amazing service and treatment plan, helped me resolve a long running chest injury with speed and efficiency!
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Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez
Great pilates, yoga and staying fit. I have been attending the strength and conditioning classes for the last 3 months and can feel the difference.
Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson
Excellent service, had a strain in my back and they made me an appointment the same day. All staff were great, the consultation and sports massage was so beneficial and really helped, good tips and advice as well. Well worth it and would recommend to everyone.