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What is sports physiotherapy?
Athletes usually put a lot of stress on their muscles, joints and bones in order to achieve the high performance levels they require. This can sometimes lead to injuries that affects their performance and ability to compete.
Sports physiotherapy treats these injuries specific to sports people, addressing both acute and chronic injuries. It doesn’t only help athletes recover from injuries, but it also provides education in order to avoid further injury in the future.
If you have recently suffered a sports injury, the most important thing you should do is rest. Avoid doing any sport that will aggravate the pain until you can seek treatment with your sport physiotherapist and if your injury is a sprain or muscle tear, you can also apply ice on the affected area to reduce swelling. A compressive bandage and elevation of the injured area might also help control swelling in the first 48 hours.
How sports physiotherapist treat sports injuries?
Sports Physiotherapy will help you recover from your sports injury using a set of exercises and sports treatments after having assessed precisely your injury, joints and muscles around it.
At myChiro Clinic, we have years of experience treating athletes in London suffering from sports pathologies. We can help you by assessing the severity of your injury and offer appropriate treatment, or refer you to a sports doctor or appropriate hospital, if further medical examinations are necessary.
We use different sports physiotherapy and chiropractic techniques depending on the injury, which include
Joint and soft tissue mobilisation
Muscle stretching and flexibility exercises
Exercise to decrease pain and swelling and improve function and strength
Soft tissue massage
Taping, bracing and orthotics
The clinic has access to a local walk-in x-ray facility with modern digital equipment. Films are produced in minutes and can be viewed immediately, so avoiding any unnecessary delays in the onset of treatment. All the chiropractors are qualified to read and report x-ray films.
MRI & Musculoskelatel Ultrasound
The chiropractic staff have full referral access to MRI and ultrasound scanning services which can be arranged quickly and at some of the lowest costs in the country. The nearest facilty is located 10 min away on the Jubilee line and at a cost of £240 per region for MRI and £100 per region for an ultrasound.
Many foot, knee and low back complaints arise as a result of the arches of the feet collapsing. The use of foot orthotics can greatly assist the management of these conditions. Our chiropractic staff are trained to recognise when these may be necessary and our clinic is a supplier of Superfeet orthotics.
A number of other products are available to patients to assist the treatment of a range of different conditions. These include, orthopaedic pillows, exercise balls, cold packs, fisocreme (Arnica), seat wedges, wobble cushions, foam rollers, lumbar belts and heel lifts. Our clinic is also able to source a wide range of other supportive products.
With the aim of providing the optimal conditions for treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions, the clinic supplies a small range of nutritional supplements.