Sports Injury

PHYSIO
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Physical fitness is a state of health and well-being, with the ability to perform daily activities pain-free and push the boundaries of sporting endeavour.

The body is quite remarkable: it’s constantly adjusting, re-balancing and compensating for the things we, as humans, do to it throughout our lifetime.  It can, if we’re lucky, continue to function for years.  But it’s all about quality: I want your body to function well for years.

 

The body needs movement: we all feel better when we’re moving, doing the things we enjoy, moving as efficiently and effectively as possible.  Sadly, we’re often compromised by pain, stiffness or injury.  And this compromises us: how we feel, how we move and how we live our lives. 

 

But because we each have this remarkable body, it has the ability to regenerate, adapt and thrive - if you give it what it needs.  And that means working with your body, understanding the clues it gives via pain, tension, fatigue or apathy and then responding in the right way.  And the right way is different for everyone, depending on age, lifestyle, genetics, health history as well as your expectations and objectives.

 

I specialise in both injury treatment and prevention, using a range of therapeutic techniques to help you to be the best you can be.  Drawing on over 40 years' experience as a dancer, competitive runner, cyclist and tennis player, as well as 21 years as a professional practitioner, I have a broad understanding of the issues faced not only by sports people, but also those recovering from operations, illness, ageing, and everyday aches and pains. Effective treatment is key to recovery, but treatment can also help prevent injury in the first place.  Why wait till you’re injured, in pain and not doing the active things you want? By investing in your physical health you’ll nurture your body to function optimally.

 

Every treatment I give is different: different from one person to the next and different from one treatment to the next.  Because every day, you’re different: a day older, a day more or less hydrated, tired or rested.  We are dynamic and that means there’s always a chance we can get better. There is always something we can do to help improve our physical health and physical performance – we just need to find the right tools to do it.

How Physical Therapy can help you

If you suffer from any muscular or skeletal disorders, muscle strains, ligament sprains, muscular tension, whiplash injuries, neurological referred pain, repetitive strain, including:

  • Back & neck pain

  • Rotator cuff or frozen shoulder

  • Tennis and golfer's elbow

  • Knee & Hip Injuries

  • Arthritic Pain

  • Sciatica

Treatments may consist of a combination of the following therapeutic techniques to restore, maintain and promote your physical health and achieve your full physical potential: