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Sports physiotherapy, a specialised area of physiotherapy, focuses on the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise at all levels and ages. It encompasses the use of various techniques to aid recovery and prevent future injuries while also aiming to improve performance.

Advantage Physiotherapy offers a range of treatments targeting sports-related injuries and conditions. We provide individualised care, emphasising tailored treatments to meet specific client needs. Our services include assessments, treatments, and rehabilitation for various soft tissue and joint injuries. Advantage Physiotherapy also extends its support beyond the clinic through home visits, offering convenience for clients who cannot visit the clinic. Our holistic approach, combining physiotherapy with other practices like Yoga and Pilates, caters to a broad spectrum of needs, ensuring a comprehensive recovery and fitness journey.

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Advantage’s Sports Physio Services

Advantage Physiotherapy offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals seeking sports physiotherapy. We provide Home Visit Physiotherapy, which is ideal for clients preferring treatments at their convenience. Women’s Health Physiotherapy addresses specific health issues related to women, including postnatal recovery. Neuro Physiotherapy caters to individuals with neurological conditions, aiding in their rehabilitation process.

Home Visit Physiotherapy: This service offers the convenience of receiving physiotherapy treatments at your home, which is ideal for those with mobility issues or tight schedules.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy: Focused on addressing health issues unique to women, including conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.

Neuro Physiotherapy: Specialised in treating individuals with neurological conditions, aiding in rehabilitation and improving daily function.

Yoga and Physiotherapy: Combines the principles of yoga with physiotherapy techniques to enhance flexibility, strength, and overall wellbeing.

Sports-Related Injuries: As a team of fitness fanatics ourselves, we are experts in managing and supporting specific sporting-related injuries.

Personal Trainer: Offers personalised fitness training tailored to individual goals and needs, often in conjunction with physiotherapy programs.

Pilates and Physiotherapy: Integrates Pilates exercises into physiotherapy treatments, focusing on core strength, posture, and balanced muscle development.

Mummy MOT: Our post-partum course supports new mothers in healing after they have given birth to their bundle of joy.

Specific Sporting Injuries

Common Sporting Injuries and How a Sports Physio Can Help

Common sports injuries such as sprains, strains, and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries are prevalent among athletes. Sprains involve ligament damage, strains affect muscles or tendons, and ACL injuries, often occurring in sports with sudden stops and turns, affect the knee joint.

Sports physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the treatment of these injuries. For sprains and strains, physiotherapy focuses on reducing pain and swelling, followed by exercises to restore movement and strength. In the case of ACL injuries, physiotherapy is pivotal both pre-and post-surgery (if surgery is needed) for optimal recovery. It involves specific exercises to regain knee stability and function.

The rehabilitation process is tailored to the individual’s injury and fitness level. Recovery timelines vary. Minor sprains and strains might take a few weeks, while more severe injuries like an ACL tear may require several months. Throughout rehabilitation, our sports physio team guides patients through graduated exercises, ensuring a safe and effective return to sport.

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How to Protect Your Body Before, During and After Sports

To avoid common sports injuries, it’s crucial to follow specific preventive measures and tips. Firstly, engaging in proper warm-up exercises before any physical activity is essential. Warm-ups gradually increase heart rate and circulation, preparing the muscles and joints for the demands of sports activities.

Secondly, using correct techniques and equipment plays a significant role. This includes understanding the correct form for exercises, wearing appropriate gear, and using equipment correctly. It’s also important to listen to your body and not push beyond your limits.

Physiotherapy significantly contributes to injury prevention. Regular sessions with a physiotherapist can help in identifying any potential weak points in the body. They can also provide tailored exercises that strengthen these areas, improving overall stability and reducing the risk of injury. Physiotherapists also educate athletes on the best practices for their specific sport, which can be a vital tool in preventing injuries.

Warm-up exercises to protect your body

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The field of sports physiotherapy has seen significant advancements, integrating cutting-edge technologies and specialised treatments to enhance athlete care. New technologies such as biomechanical analysis and isokinetic muscle testing offer detailed insights into an athlete’s movement patterns and muscle function, enabling more targeted interventions.

Specialised treatments like dry needling and hydrotherapy have also become prominent. Dry needling involves inserting fine needles into trigger points to release muscle tension and pain. Hydrotherapy uses water-based exercises and treatments, leveraging the unique properties of water for rehabilitation and performance enhancement. These advanced techniques, combined with traditional physiotherapy methods, provide a comprehensive approach to treating and preventing sports injuries.

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Sports Physio Frequently Asked Questions

What is sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy specialises in treating and preventing injuries related to sports and physical activity. It includes techniques tailored to athletes’ needs, focusing on recovery, performance enhancement, and injury prevention.

Can a sports physio help if I’m not a professional athlete?

Absolutely. Sports physiotherapy is beneficial for anyone engaged in physical activities, regardless of their professional status. It helps in managing injuries and improving overall fitness and performance.

How often should I visit a sports physio?

The frequency depends on individual needs. For injury recovery, initial frequent visits may be necessary. For preventive care, regular check-ups are beneficial, often varying based on the level of physical activity and personal goals.

Are treatments like dry needling and hydrotherapy safe?

Yes, when performed by a qualified physiotherapist, these treatments are safe and effective. They are used to relieve pain, improve mobility, and aid in rehabilitation. Advantage Physiotherapy does not provide these services. However, we can suggest a range of services that would offer a similar outcome.

Can physiotherapy completely prevent sports injuries?

While physiotherapy significantly reduces the risk of injuries, it cannot guarantee complete prevention. It improves body mechanics and strength, which are key in minimising the likelihood of injuries.

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Meet our Team of Sports Physios

Welcome to our “Meet the Team” section! Here, you’ll get a glimpse of the passionate and skilled professionals who form the backbone of our organisation. Each team member brings a unique blend of expertise, experience, and dedication to their role, ensuring that we provide the highest quality service. Whether they’re seasoned experts or innovative newcomers, they all share a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of our field. Get to know the faces behind our success and discover what makes our team truly exceptional!

Kelly: A physiotherapist with a background in dance and extensive post-graduate training, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions and therapies like spinal manipulation and acupuncture.

Paul: Director and physiotherapist at Advantage Physiotherapy, focusing on musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, and biomechanics, alongside coaching rugby.

Laura: A senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist in the NHS and private sector with interests in running, women’s health, and various fitness activities.

Tom: Specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with experience in sports settings, particularly rugby, and a personal interest in fitness and cycling.

Alex: A physiotherapist with a background in various physiotherapy areas, focusing on musculoskeletal conditions and a passion for football.

Sarah: A physiotherapist with extensive experience in musculoskeletal conditions, dividing time between a private clinic and the NHS.

Vicky: An advanced practitioner with a focus on lower limb and lumbar spine musculoskeletal conditions and a background in various NHS trusts.

Susan: Specialises in musculoskeletal conditions, orthopaedics, and sports injuries, with experience in both the UK and South Africa and an interest in rugby.

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How to Get Started with Advantage Physiotherapy

Starting with Advantage Physiotherapy involves a straightforward consultation process. First, you’ll have an initial assessment to discuss your specific needs and health concerns. The team will then devise a personalised treatment plan for you. For convenience, Advantage Physiotherapy offers easy contact options and online booking. You can get in touch through our website or by phone to schedule your appointment. The online booking system allows you to select the service you require and choose a time that suits your schedule.

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The Benefits of Working with A Sports Physiotherapist

Sports physiotherapy offers invaluable benefits, aiding in injury recovery, prevention, and enhancing athletic performance. It’s a vital element for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels. To explore these benefits for yourself and take the first step towards improved physical health, consider booking a consultation with Advantage Physiotherapy. Our team of experienced professionals is ready to tailor a program to your specific needs.

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Get in Touch with Advantage Physiotherapy

We encourage you to get in touch with us for any queries or to start your journey with Advantage Physiotherapy.

Phone: 01494 764822


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