Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Sports Injury Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury and involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power so that return to sport is possible and risk of re-injury is reduced.
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability in bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries.
Spinal manipulation, also called spinal manipulative therapy or manual therapy, combines moving and jolting joints, massage, exercise, and physical therapy. It's designed to relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function.
A system of complementary medicine in which fine needles are inserted in the skin at specific points along what are considered to be lines of energy (meridians), used in the treatment of various physical and mental conditions.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
ESWT is effective non-surgical treatment for painful disorders, which delivers powerful mechanical pressure pulses that break down scar tissue, stimulate tissue repair and accelerate the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may produce referral pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head.
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being.
Remedial Sports massage
Remedial massage is one of the most effective and readily available ways to prevent and treat muscle injuries, pain and soreness. Remedial massage is based on the fact that soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia) respond to touch.
The Kinesio Taping® Method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion.
Electrotherapy is a form of medical treatment, which uses small electrical impulses to repair tissue, stimulate muscles and increase sensations and muscle strength.
Exercise Therapy is a regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals.
Gait/Biomechanical analysis is a method used to assess the way we walk or run to highlight biomechanical abnormalities.
Injuries We Treat
Our team are experts in the diagnosis and management of sports injuries and are commonly employed by professional sporting clubs to manage the injuries and aid the return to sport of their athletes.
Muscle strains are one of the most common injuries we treat and can be caused by forceful or repetitive activity/exercise. They can even occur in simple tasks such as bending down, twisting or lifting. A muscle strain can range from a simple over stretch to a partial or full tear of the muscle.
At Clyde Injury Clinic we diagnose and treat muscle strains as well as provide you with a plan to manage your injury and assist with your return to previous level of function.
Ankle sprains commonly occur when the ankle is rolled inwards, tearing the ligaments & tendons on the outside of the ankle in the process. This leads to instability of the ankle and further risk of ankle sprains and other injuries. Ankle sprains are common in dancers, netballers, contact sports
Our team will navigate you through your rehabilitation following an ankle sprain, starting from the acute management stage. Before returning to the pre-injury activity/sport, it is important that full ankle range of movement, strength and propriocepton are regained. We will guide you through a functional training program and also protective taping/bracing where nessesary.
Back pain is one of the most common injuries we treat due to the strain that is placed on the spine in everyday life. We regard ourselves as specialists in this field. Lower back pain can be debilitating for most of us, causing absence from work and leisure activities. Common back conditions arise
At Clyde Injury Clinic we can offer you a range of treatments from spinal manipulation to acupuncture, trigger point therapy to Pilates. For the most chronic patients we also offer shockwave therapy which has been proven to be more effective than facet joint injections for pain relief.
Tendinitis is an overuse injury caused by repetitive activities or sports such as basketball and tennis, which produce significant load on the tendons of your body. Pain is usually experienced after activity has ceased and you have cooled down. If your suffering from tendinitis you’ll frequently
Commonly affected areas are in the achilles tendon, the patella tendon of the knee, the rotator cuff tendon of the shoulder and the main forearm extensor tendon on the outside of the elbow (also known as tennis elbow).
At Clyde Injury Clinic we provide strict exercise guidelines, preventative strategies and treatments to ensure adequate management and recovery. Dry needling can also be an effective course of treatment. In chronic cases we are the only clinic in the local and wider area to offer shockwave therapy, the breakthrough in the treatment of chronic tendinitis/tendinopathy.
The anatomy of the shoulder relies mainly on muscular support for stability to allow for a large amount of movement for the purpose of overhead activities. As a consequence the shoulder is constantly put under intense load and injury can result.
Common shoulder injuries:
• Rotator cuff tendinitis and tears
• Shoulder impingement
• Labral tears
• Shoulder dislocations
• Frozen shoulder
Hip pain is common amongst all age groups, whether that be muscle, nerve or joint related hip
At Clyde Injury Clinic our team have a special interest in treating hip injuries and are highly qualified in the diagnosis and management of hip pain.
• Muscle strains
• Trochanteric bursitis
• Degenerative joint disease (conservative management)
• Sacrolliac joint (S.I.J.) injuries
• Chronic groin pain
• Piriformis syndrome
• Pelvic instability
•Post operative management
o Hip replacements
• minimally invasive – anterior approach
• traditional – lateral approach
o Hip arthroscopy surgery
•Labral tears/ ligamentum teres injuries
•Femoral acetabular impingement (F.A.I.)
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is characterised by pain over the outside of the upper forearm near the elbow, which is usually caused by repetitive activity. In some cases pain may also radiate down the outside of the forearm and gripping objects may become difficult due to pain and
Neck Pain & Headaches
Neck pain and stiffness is a common presenting symptom and may be caused by poor posture, trauma, arthritis or stress. Headaches can also evolve from tight muscles and joints in the neck, upper shoulder and temporomandibular (jaw) regions.
Symptoms such as pain, numbness, pins and needles, tingling and weakness experienced in either the lower back, hamstring, lower leg and foot is often referred to as sciatica. These symptoms arise due to compression or irritation of the lumber spinal nerves or the adjoining sciatic nerve.
Shin splints are characterised by pain over the front or inner part of the lower leg and is common in those who engage in high impact activities involving distance running or who increase their training load suddenly. It can be caused by muscle imbalances,
Plantar fasciitis is characterised by pain over the inner part of the under surface of the foot. It is caused by repetitive loading to the plantar fascia from repetitive activity such as running, walking, poor foot biomechanics or wearing inappropriate footwear.