Sports Injuries

Whether you are a weekend enthusiast, regularly participate in exercise classes, or are training for a competition, you can easily develop an injury. With a comprehensive assessment and case history I can identify the reasons the injury developed and how to best get you back to enjoying your exercise.

Sometimes you need to watch an athlete do their sport to understand the bio-mechanics  involved in that individual athlete. This video was one of several taken during a training session at the UEA SportsPark. It helped me understand the physical demands and the skill required to successfully run a 400m  hurdles. It can also highlight postural and technique errors that may have contributed to the injury.

The most common reasons for injury are

  • To much exercise too soon
  • Lack of whole body strength
  • Increasing your exercise too quickly , ball park figure is increase by 10% a week.
  • Exercising with a ‘mild’ injury. This often leads to regular ‘niggly’ injuries.
  • Training body parts and not the whole body
  • Poor mobility due to tight muscles

We are all athletes, we just participate in different events. Some of my patients run marathons, others go to the gym, play team sports, or just walk the dog. The event differs, but the principles remain the same. If you have an injury that is not going away or keeps returning then there is always a reason why.

Common complaints seen are:

  • Exercise related back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Shoulder pain
  • Foot arch and big toe pain

If you are unsure if I can help or not, then please phone and tell me your symptoms. I will give you an honest answer whether you need to see me or not, and what you should do next.

T: 01362 696079