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Injury Assessment & Treatment

Sports Therapy is much more than treating injured athletes and ‘sport’ injuries; the essence of any good Sports Therapist is dealing with common complaints such as back pain, mobility problems, postural issues and work related aches and pains. In a time when doctors and national health physiotherapy services do not have the time to offer hands on physical therapy, DC Injury Clinic can offer a full rehabilitation service.

Whether you are suffering from specific injury, chronic aches and pains, or are pre- or post-operation, I have extensive experience working with everyone from members of the general public to elite international athletes, with all manner of acute and chronic pains and injuries.

What you can expect from DC Injury Clinic;

Assessments: This is where we identify any issue which may be causing (or are likely to cause) painful conditions, which can ultimately lead to immobility and poorer quality of life. Using a variety of physical therapies – combined with stretching and strengthening exercises – we can assist in improving your condition. These improvements can aid general health and wellbeing, creating and prolonging independence, as well as improving and maintaining good health, and/or sporting performance.

Treatment and Rehabilitation: After we have identified a potential cause, we will treat it with a combination of relevant and evidence based  therapies and advice – whether that be physical therapy, self treatment, exercise advice, or education. We always aim to keep you as active as possible during this phase – ‘rest’ is not always best – and we look to be self-resilience rather than therapist-reliance.

Exercise Therapy: Essential to ensure full rehabilitation, this can include strengthening, mobility exercises, balance, and proprioception exercise to help the body return to full health (and therefore pain free/a return to sport), and – just as importantly – reduce chance of re-injury.

This protocol has been used for over 10 years, successfully helping treat and manage;

  • Muscular aches and pains
  • Neck and back pain
  • Symptoms of Sciatica
  • “Frozen” Shoulders
  • “Impingement” symptoms
  • Shin pain
  • Sprained ankles
  • Sports related injuries
  • Neurological conditions, such as post-stroke
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions, such as Cerebral Palsy
  • Post-operative care, such as knee or hip replacement