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Common Sports Injuries

Physical injury can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, but with the fast movement, use of equipment and contact between players the risk of injury playing sports is higher.

Sports injury rehabilitation is a major field of care covered by physiotherapy and we have a number of senior and experienced physiotherapists specialists whom can treat you and even do pre-hab (preventative sports physiotherapy).

Our sports rehabilitation physiotherapists understand the delicate balance between wanting to return to sports quickly and ensuring you make the best possible recovery. We will use dedicated sports therapy assessment and treatment techniques, including comprehensive biomechanical analysis.

Whatever level of sport you enjoy, be it team sports or just going for a run, we can treat you effectively and advise you on avoiding future injury. Below is a list of some common sporting injuries that are routinely treated by our senior physiotherapists.

For a more extensive list of conditions we treat please look at what we treat.

Head and neck

  • Fractured Vertebrae
  • Jaw Fractures
  • Neck Muscular Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Slipped Disc
  • Whiplash

Shoulder and Upper Arm

  • Biceps Muscle Tear
  • Fracture of the Clavicle
  • Fractured Humerus
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Triceps Muscle Tear

Elbow and Forearm

  • Fracture of the Radius & Ulna
  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Hyperextension Injury
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain of the Elbow
  • Posterior Dislocation of the Elbow Joint
  • Tennis Elbow

Hand and Wrist

  • Broken Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocated Finger
  • Ligament Injuries in the Fingers
  • Skier's Thumb
  • Wrist Fracture

Upper and Lower Back

  • Acute Nerve Root Compression
  • Fractured Vertebrae
  • Herniated Disc
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Slipped disc
  • Whiplash

Chest and Abdominals

  • Abdominal Strain
  • Costocondritis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pectoralis Major Strain
  • Rib Trauma & Rib Fractures
  • Tight Pectorals

Hip and Groin

  • Fractured Hip
  • Hip impingement
  • Hip Muscle Strain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Labral / Acetabular Tear

Upper Leg and Groin

  • Groin Strain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Pulled Hamstring
  • Pulled Quadriceps Muscle
  • Sportsman's Hernia

Knee and Lower Leg

  • Anterior Knee Pain
  • Knee Ligament Injury
  • Fractured Tibia & Fibula
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Shin Splints
  • Swimmer's Knee


  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Anterior Impingement Syndrome
  • Footballer's Ankle
  • Sprained Ankle


  • Biomechanical Foot Pain
  • Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Stress Fracture of the Calcaneus
  • Turf Toe

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If you have sustained an injury or have had surgery for a sports injury and would like to arrange a full assessment with one of our physiotherapists then please contact us today.