Sports Injury Treatment
What is Sports Injury Treatment?
At The Thornbury Clinic we recognise that sports injuries require a different approach to other types of injuries. Due to this we have specialist sports injury practitioners who have an extensive knowledge and experience in treating sports injuries. Their specialist degrees in Sports Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation, along with the experience in professional sport, means they have a complete understanding of the complex issues relating to differing sports injuries.
During your initial consultation our practitioners will take a thorough medical history along with details of the issue you have come in to have resolved. A detailed set of observations and clinical tests will then be completed to allow them to accurately assess the issue. Once this is completed you will be given a full report of the findings and the details of the treatment plan the clinician feels would help you the most. This allows you to make an informed decision as to whether you would like to continue with treatment.
Does it matter how much sport I do??
Not at all! Sports injury treatment just means that your practitioner will take into consideration what you like to do in your spare time. They will use this information to design a treatment plan for you that takes your sport or exercise regime into consideration. Due to the rigorous and detailed assessment procedure we will be able to discover what is causing the pain and the root of the problem. We then couple this with what you aiming to get back to so you have the right plan for your goals.
Why choose us?
Our practitioners are qualified to degree level with extensive experience in health care. They are available for early morning and evening appointments so they can always be available when you need them. Couple this with free parking just outside and a beautiful brand new clinic, you will feel looked after as soon as you arrive.
- Nick RobilliardSenior Physiotherapist, Shockwave Therapy Lead
- Ella GuestSports and Injury Therapist
- Hila GoldSenior Physiotherapist
- Guy OldringClinic Owner, Injury Specialist
- Megan Miller-ZutshiLead Physiotherapist, Clinical Director
- Fleur CradockSenior McTimoney Chiropractor
- Chris LinthwaiteSenior Physiotherapist
- Jemma ChambersSenior Physiotherapist
What to Expect
What do I need to bring?
Your practitioner will need to have access to the area that you are struggling with. Due to this we advise that you bring loose fitting shorts if you have an issue with any part of your pelvis, hip, thigh, knee, calf or ankle. If it is the neck, back or shoulder then the practitioner may ask you to take off your top. Due to this for female patients we advise wearing a bra you are comfortable to go down to.
As our Sports Injury practitioners will be looking at the specific movements for your chosen sport it can sometimes be useful to bring sports clothing. Don’t worry, we won’t be giving you a tough work out! Its just useful for us to see the way you move so we can help correct any issues.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
Your practitioner will spend time taking a detailed history of your present complaint along with a full medical history. They will also ask questions about your current training programme along with details of your chosen sport. This information is essential for the practitioner to form an initial impression of what the issue and cause could be. They will then ask you to do specific movements and carry out specific clinical tests to confirm their diagnosis.
Once your practitioner has decided on their initial diagnosis you will receive a full report of findings. This will involve an in-depth explanation of your issue along with the causes and then the advised treatment plan based on up to date research. It is important that during this report of findings you ask any questions that you have.
If you confirm you are happy and agree to the treatment plan outlined, the practitioner will deliver some treatment if appropriate.
What Techniques will be used?
Our practitioners are handpicked for their experience in private practice, professional sport and working in multi-disciplinary teams. Due to this they will use techniques common in Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Sports Rehabilitation. This includes but is not restricted to; joint manipulation, joint mobilisation, myofascial dry needling, trigger point release, soft tissue massage and exercise prescription.
What if the practitioner can’t help?
There are some rare instances where the practitioner will not be able to treat the issue. If this is the case we have strong relationships with surrounding practices who may have individuals more suited to treat you. If this is the case we will refer you over to have you back on track in no time.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We are always here to help!