London sport physiotherapy & sport physiotherapist
Athletes usually put a lot of stress on their muscles, joints and bones in order to achieve the high performance levels they require. This can sometimes lead to injuries that affects their performance and ability to compete.
Sports physiotherapy treats these injuries specific to sports people, addressing both acute and chronic injuries. It doesn’t only help athletes recover from injuries, but it also provides education in order to avoid further injury in the future.
If you have recently suffered a sports injury, the most important thing you should do is rest. Avoid doing anything that will aggravate the pain until you can seek treatment with your sport physiotherapist and if your injury is a sprain or muscle tear, you can also apply ice on the affected area to reduce swelling. A compressive bandage and elevation of the injured area might also help control swelling in the first 48 hours.
Sport Physiotherapy can help you recover from your injury, but you should seek treatment as soon as possible after the injury.
Commencing sport physiotherapy within a few days of the injury will have several benefits
- Relieve pain faster through massage and joint mobility exercises
- Loosen and strengthen the affected region
- Improve the appearance of any scar tissue that has formed on the injury
- Help you return to sport faster and safer
- Teach you how to avoid further injury in the future by correcting your technique and improving your performance
Studies show that if a sports injury is left untreated, it will take longer to heal and will result in more pain. If you return to regular exercise before the injury has been resolved, you risk aggravating it and prolonging the recovery period. If the injury is left untreated and the symptoms persist for longer than three months, they become much harder to resolve. This is why you are advised to seek treatment with a qualified sport physiotherapist as soon as possible after the injury. Moreover, having a sports injury treated by an expert sport physiotherapist will help prevent the development or arthritis in the future, which is caused from poor joint positioning, stiff joints or loose joints.
At London Home Visit Physiotherapy we have years of experience treating athletes in London suffering from sports pathologies. We can help you by assessing the severity of your injury and offer appropriate treatment, or refer you to a sports doctor or appropriate hospital, if further medical examinations are necessary.
We employ different sport physiotherapy and osteopathy techniques depending on the injury, which include
- Joint and soft tissue mobilisation
- Muscle stretching and flexibility exercises
- Exercise to decrease pain and swelling and improve function and strength
- Soft tissue massage
- Taping, bracing and orthotics
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For home visit physiotherapy call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765
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