Sports physiotherapy specialises in the treatment, rehabilitation and further prevention of injuries and complaints sustained during sporting activities.
Sports injuries differ from everyday injuries due to the greater stress put on muscles, joints and bones through participation in certain sports. The most common injuries associated with sports include ligament sprains, strains, tears, joint injuries and over-use injuries.
Sporting injuries can be acute, chronic or just a niggle that refuses to disappear. Our therapists have the skills, knowledge and experience to get you back on track as soon as is physically possible.
How can sports physiotherapy help?
We treat all abilities from elite athletes to anyone involved in recreational activities, whether competitively or for leisure, we treat all ages from children at school to the retired.
Our Sports Physiotherapists will assess and treat the cause of your injury allowing you to build the strength, mobility, balance and co-ordination required to return to your sport pain-free and to help prevent further injury.
The priority is to get you back to health as soon as possible. Therefore our Taunton Physiotherapists will take a full assessment of your injury, getting to the potential cause and devise a thorough and appropriate treatment plan based on their findings, to enable a full, speedy recovery.
Rehabilitation can begin once a firm diagnosis has been made. This may involve hands-on treatment to ease any stiffness and pain, allowing you to move better by removing strain from the overloaded area.
Making a full recovery requires commitment and may involve strength and control exercises for you to do at home. We can also offer advice and make recommendations on appropriate warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after your sport.
Common sports injuries we see include:
- Running injuries
- Cycling injuries
- Golfing injuries
- Tennis injuries
- Football injuries
- Hiking injuries