Injury due to sport can be very frustrating. Often sport is our way to wind down and release the tensions of life. We become committed to our sport and enjoy the challenge. Sporting injuries can be acute or sudden (e.g. hamstring strain, calf tear, rolling your ankle) or they can be slowly grumbling away until the pain finally stops you from playing (Achilles tendinopathy, low back pain, tennis elbow).
People often seek help when they have tried to manage the pain themselves and things haven’t improved. The success of a sports injury is to firstly diagnose the correct issue, this can be straight forward or more complicated depending on the injury. Secondly by having the right diagnosis the clinician can explain to you the expected outcome and time frames for recovery. Then they can discuss with you the optimum treatment plan based on current evidence based literature.
As a patient, you can then be able to know what you need to do for the injury to recover and have an idea of how long you maybe away from your sport. The physiotherapist will also know whether conservative management is the right way for you or whether you may need to discuss other medical options such as injection therapy or surgery. At JYphysiotherapy we have all the right connections to direct you to the best.
What we excel at at JYphysiotherapy is getting the right diagnosis and treatment plan but also making sure that your time off sport does not necessarily mean time out of exercise. We will make sure that you are strengthening, mobilising areas you can and try and keep up with your CV. The goal is to use the recovery period to build on those areas that may be your weak spot.
Having worked within Sports Medicine for 6 years and spent 3 years with the GB KAYAK SQUAD our Clinical Director, Jehan, knows how to manage a sports injury. She has an MSc in Sports Medicine so is skilled at diagnosis and offering a treatment plan with appropriate time frames to return to sport.
We are also aware that there are often many reasons for an injury to occur and we look at treating these factors during the rehabilitation phase. These reasons could be over training, poor technique, weakness in the core region. Identifying these weak links is our specialty and by the time you return to training you should be stronger than pre-injury. We also specialise in performance enhancement and often work with coaches and trainers to get the best results.
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Over the last 2 years we have worked with Surbiton Hockey Club, working with coaches and the colts programme. We have started to implement injury prevention programmes and hope to see good success with them.