The initial management of a sporting injury is vital in avoiding serious long term injury and achieving a speedy return to sport. Whether it is a sprained ankle, a hamstring tear or a torn knee ligament early intervention is essential.
Quite often sporting injuries do involve damage to weight bearing joints, in particular ankles and knees. Any joint swelling associated to an injury generally suggests there has been some structural damage and at this stage it is important to avoid any heat, alcohol, running and massage for the first 48 hrs. This can be easily remembered through the acronym H.A.R.M (heat, alcohol, running, massage).
Our Physiotherapists all have experience working with sporting teams in various sporting fields. This allows them not only to diagnose and treat the injury but also manage the patient back to their sport and ensure they have the knowledge to know how to minimize the risk of future injury.