Sports Physiotherapy

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This term is heard quite often. “Sports Injury” refers to a wide array of conditions from joint dislocations, bone fractures, tendon tears, or ligament strains to simpler forms of injury such as muscle strains and bruising. A sports physiotherapist is best placed to treat sports injuries.

How Are Sports Injuries Treated?

The treatment options entirely depend on the severity of injuries, and healing timings also differ from case to case. For instance, typically, a muscle will heal quicker than a fractured bone. Similarly, ligament tears heal quicker than cartilages.

In broader terms, sports injuries are classified as either intrinsic or extrinsic injuries. A twist or a contact/impact with another player as well falling causes extrinsic injuries. To some extent, these injuries are unavoidable regardless of a player’s fitness, training, and conditioning levels.

In such a case, treatment options are targeted towards quick repair and ensuring that there are no residual or long-term effects as a result of injury. Extrinsic injuries are generally easier to diagnose and the treatment is quite straightforward.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are intrinsic injuries. These injuries result from straining or pulling an area either during active playing or post-game due to resulting soreness. Typically, in intrinsic injuries, there is no incident to report that specifically caused the injury.

Groins, hamstrings, shoulder, lower back, and tendonitis are usually the areas involved in intrinsic injuries. These injuries are relatively complex to manage, not because of the severity of the injury but because a comprehensive analysis of the underlying cause of injury must be determined first.

If the underlying cause of the injury is not properly diagnosed, patients can develop chronic conditions that can impair their sports ability as well as the general quality of life. Due to their less severe appearance, intrinsic injuries are overlooked initially until the injury progresses and complications start to arise, one after another.

For such a case, the Sports Physiotherapist has to play a twofold role: Initially, the acute pain should be treated by employing a combination of anti-inflammatory modalities, manual therapy, providing protection to affected areas, maintaining range of motion, and muscle strength.

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What Our Patients Say...

Had physio on my back and decompression on my neck , very happy with the service . The guys robbie and cian were very professional and friendly , really cared about how I was doing. This place comes highly recommended 👌read more
Anna Bolger
Anna Bolger
16:19 18 Oct 23
I've been with DC physio for the past few mths and I'm extremely impressed with their professionalism and the willing to help and listen to their patients, unlike most of the Health professions in this country ! When i went to them i couldn't drive or walk properly and was out of work due to a bulging disc (bearing in mind i work in a Hospital and couldnt even get physio there ) but the lads put me back together and im now on the road to recovery 😊. I've also referred some of my friends ! With sincere thanks lads 🙂read more
louise egar
louise egar
10:17 20 Sep 23
Same day appointment. Enda provided a 'most likely' diagnosis which seems to have been accurate. He gave detailed advice on managing the pain and how to move around, all of which has worked out as he advised. A short laser treatment and some massage was given. Good service. I got what I paid more
Patrick McHugh
Patrick McHugh
14:57 20 Jul 23
Highly recommended. I went there late January of this year with severe lower back pain. I met with Jamie who took a detailed history, he examined my back movements (which were non-existent at the time). I started non-surgical spinal decompression, and over the next couple of weeks I noticed a huge difference, not only pain wise, but that I was standing up straight again and not holding onto the wall for support. Jamie has given me daily exercises to help improve my core strength in order to protect my back. I'd highly recommend anyone suffering with pain to contact them. I willl definitely keep their number in my contact list!!Thank you Jamie and colleagues for all your hard work.Extremely professional, caring and more
Aoife Downey
Aoife Downey
16:50 17 May 23
I can’t recommend the spinal decompression at DC Physiotherapy enough. I can’t believe the improvement I’ve had from it.I had been in absolute agony with nerve pain and numerous visits with consultants and MRI’s taken showed a lot of damage and disc and nerve trouble and they were recommending surgery.I luckily came across an article about this and researched it and have been going to Jaime who was great at not pushing too hard with it at first and building it up and it’s improved so much and i havnt suffered with the awful nerve pain since. It’s improved my quality of life after just 4 sessions so i will continue the more
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