Sports Injuries

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

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.

The grade of the muscle strain will determine the recovery time. Muscle strains can happen to any muscle in the body but are commonly seen in the hamstring, calf, back, groin and neck muscles.
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

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

and in those who work on uneven surfaces such as construction sites.
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

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

from muscle strains, disc injuries, facet joint sprains as well as arthritic and other degenerative changes of the spine.

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 (Tendinopathy)

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

experience morning stiffness as well as pain and stiffness once you begin to move after a period of rest.

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.

Shoulder Injuries

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 Injuries

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.

Some of the most common hip conditions treated at Clyde Injury Clinic include:

• Muscle strains
• Trochanteric bursitis
• Tendinopathies
• 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

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

weakness. At Clyde Injury Clinic we recommend treatments such as ultrasound, protective bracing, stretching, soft tissue therapy, Shockwave therapy & dry needling.

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.

At Clyde Injury Clinic we use a variety of treatment techniques to help manage these conditions. Trigger point therapy is an extremely effective treatment plan In many cases.

Sciatica

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.

One of the most common causes of sciatica is a lumber disc pathology or gluteal impingement. Our team of health care professionals can diagnose the origin of your sciatica and will be able to formulate an appropriate treatment plan.