The amount of recreational exercise we are taking as a population is growing and as a result, the number of injuries sustained whilst playing sport is increasing. Enthusiastic amateurs are perhaps more prone to injury – sitting at a desk all week and then performing explosive, high intensity activities at the weekend can cause the body to compensate and injuries to occur as the tissues aren’t prepared for it.

Playing sport and doing regular exercise is good for your health, but can sometimes result in injuries.

Sports injuries can be caused by:

  • An accident – such as a fall or heavy, unexpected impact

  • Failure to prepare or warm up properly before exercising

  • Using inappropriate equipment or poor technique

  • Over exertion

Almost any part of the body can be injured, including the muscles, bones, joints and connective tissues (tendons and ligaments). The ankles and knees are some of the most commonly affected areas.

Physiotherapists who work at PAM Wellbeing are experienced in the management of sporting injury.

Sports rehabilitation

All PAM Wellbeing physiotherapists have extensive experience of successfully rehabilitating sports men and women following injury.  It is most beneficial to access treatment at the earliest time after an injury to achieve maximal, efficient recovery. Our comprehensive assessment includes a full biomechanical assessment to identify the most appropriate treatment techniques to assist you in your recovery.

PAM Wellbeing Physiotherapist assessment findings are established using techniques and evidence-based treatment techniques are utilised including massage and joint mobilisations, electrotherapy in conjunction with individualised exercise programmes. Exercises include strengthening, stretching, fitness, conditioning and plyometrics to ensure

a full recovery and return to sport. You may even be advised that our fitness suite would be of benefit to you

and invited to utilise our facilities to expedite your recovery.

Sports Injury