At Total Physiotherapy we see a large number of patients who suffer with sports related injuries. Due to our excellent reputation we provide physiotherapy for local sports teams and have good affiliation with a number of different sports clubs. All the physiotherapists at Total Physiotherapy have a large amount of experience and expert knowledge in sports rehabilitation, aiding people to recovery after injury. The physiotherapists at Total Physiotherapy have a large experience working with elite sport, specifically for Leeds United, Bradford Bulls RLFC, Keighley Cougars RLFC, Huddersfield Town FC, Bradford and Bingley RUFC and Morley RUFC. Whether the patient plays sport to a high standard or they just enjoy sport socially, the physiotherapist can guide the patient back to completing their sport to their pre injury level. It is important for the physiotherapist to ensure that the player is fit to return to sport after suffering an injury and they do not return too soon. This is a common issue with athletes and it is important to get professional advice from the physiotherapist with regards to returning to sport. It is important to give the injury sufficient time to repair before predisposing the tissue to extra stress.
Before returning to sport the physiotherapist can guide you through a structured rehabilitation program. This will focus on restoring muscle strength, joint stability and slowly introducing sport specific training to ensure the injured tissue can meet the demands of the activity and verifying the player as fit to return to sport. The physiotherapists at Total Physiotherapy can also prescribe fitness plans for patients as well as provide advice with specific strength and conditioning exercises, improving the patient’s strength and stability to reduce the risk of further injury.
Due to the high demands sport places on the body, injuries are very common which can be extremely frustrating for an athlete. It is extremely important to gain professional advice from a physiotherapist who has experience in treating sports injuries to ensure you do no cause further damage and prolong the time out of competiton or your chosen activity. Sports injuries can include ligament sprains, muscle tears, joint dislocations and subluxations, fractured bones, cartilage tears (meniscus damage), tendinitis, tendonopathy, sportsmans hernias, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, rotator cuff damage, plantarfasciitis, intervertebral disc prolapse, facet joint injury, haematoma’s and concussion to name a few!