Sports injury treatment in Guildford
We all know that it’s important to stay fit and active, and that the benefits of being involved in sports and exercising include lowering your chance of many serious illnesses and diseases, but what about the risks? Well, there are risks to pretty much everything: leaving the house or even just going down stairs is a higher risk than not doing so. All this means that there are risks to all sports and injuries do happen. But don’t let that put you off. We work with many people to get them ready to take part in their favourite activities after an injury. So if you need sports injury treatment why not book an appointment with one of our experienced sports therapists?
Our two Guildford sports injury treatment clinics are convenient and offer easy parking. One is in central Guildford and the other in the Stoughton area. We have 9 experienced therapists who bring many years of experience in sports injury treatment including massage, osteopathy and acupuncture. Our therapists are all degree-level qualified and will consider your current injury, any recurring or minor issues and your lifestyle in order to create the right treatment plan for you.
What injuries do you treat?
We treat sports injuries ranging from minor aches and pains to those more serious injuries that require surgery and post-operative rehabilitation. Examples of sporting injuries we treat are:
- Sprained ankle
- Pulled groin
- Torn calf muscles (tennis leg)
- Hamstring strain
- Shin splints
- ACL tear (knee injury)
- Knee injury caused by the repetitive movement of your kneecap against your thigh bone (patellofemoral syndrome)
- Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
- Plantar fascitis (“policeman’s heel”)
- Rotator cuff injuries
- And many more…
What to do first
If you’ve injured yourself but you’re not sure what to do or who to speak to, here are a few pointers:
If you think you may have broken or dislocated a bone, or are in severe pain do go and get it checked by your doctor, at A&E or a local walk in centre. You can find your local walk in centre using the NHS finder here.
If your injury is relatively minor, for example you think that you’ve sprained or twisted something, you can start by following the RICE method for the first 24 – 36 hours.
Once the initial pain and swelling has started to recede it’s the perfect time to start seeing someone for physical therapy.
What sports injury treatment involves
Your therapist will work with you using a variety of techniques including sports massage, physical manipulation, stretching and exercises. You will typically leave a sports injury rehab session with exercises to carry out at home.
Your therapist can advise you on the best course of action for your specific injury and will work with you to make sure you’re prepared to get back to enjoying the activities that you love.
Some benefits of sports massages
In addition to getting you back to the sport you love, there are many other benefits of sports massage including:
- Increased range of motion for joints
- Improved flexibility
- Increased sense of well-being
- Less muscle tension
- Nerves more relaxed
- Fewer muscle spasms
- Improved sleep
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Sports injury rehabilitation prices
Prices start from £50 for a 30 minute session.
If you are looking to book a course of treatment sessions, please get in touch about our direct debit plans which can save you money on the standard prices.