clinic@jenniferspencer.com

020 1234 5678

23 Pimlico Way W4 7HG

Diagnosis and Treatment

There are all kinds of sports injuries, ranging from simple aches and pains as a result of physical activity, to injuries as a result of an accident or trauma. Many injuries are typical to certain sports, for example runners often experience plantar fasciitis.

Help at all levels of sport

Whether you're a professional athlete, a weekend warrior or just starting out in sport and fitness, I can get you back to full performance. I will also help you to strengthen and rehabilitate the affected area to avoid injury in future.

Typical Sports Injuries

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains, caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments, muscles and tendons, are an occupational hazard when playing sport and pushing our body to its limits. They are often accompanied by pain and swelling, and treated with RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) in addition to physical therapy.

Running Injuries

The high-impact nature of running is demonstrated by the fact that around 70% of runners per year experience injury - a terrible statistic! Runners are particularly prone to plantar fasciitis, achillies tendonapathy and illiotibial band syndrome. Runnng injuries are treatable with physical therapy, and looking at factors like your running technique, shoes, and strengthening exercises.

Knee Injuries

Knee injuries can be extremely painful and hamper our daily life. There are many possible causes - from simple tendonitis, to problems with the ligaments and muscles surrounding the knee such as meniscal tears, bursitis, collateral ligament injuries and problems with the illitiotibial band and posterior cruciate ligament.

Rotator Cuff Injuries

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, holding the joint in place and aiding and controlling its movements. Rotator cuff injuries typically occur when the shoulder is forced outside of its normal range of motion or experiences a sudden trauma, and often accompanied by sharp pain when reaching up or behind your back.

Treating Sports Injuries

Diagnosis

The cause of most sports injuries is normally clear after an initial examination and discussion about what sports you play and how the injury occured.

Treatment

There are a wide range of treatments depending on your specific injury, generally aimed at relaxing and releasing muscles which have spasmed to protect a joint, regaining a normal range of motion, and strengthening and rehabilitating the affected area.

Prevention

Where your injury has not been caused by a sudden trauma, looking at various factors around your technique and specific exercises to strenthen supporting muscles can help to avoid the problem recurring in the future.

There are a wide range of treatments for sports injuries

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  • 020 1234 5678
  • clinic@jenniferspencer.com
  • 24 Pimlico Way
    London W4 7HG

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I offer a free and confidential telephone consultation to discuss your ailment, what treatments are available and whether osteopathy is suitable for your particular condition. Just call or email me and we can talk today.

Initial Appointment

You initial appointment is usually slightly longer to allow for a full history and examination as well as treatment. If you've never had osteopathy before I will explain the process, how I will treat you and how many sessions you may need.

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