Sports Physiotherapy

Sports physiotherapist London, Sports physiotherapy

What is sports physiotherapy?

sport_physiotherapy_londonAthletes usually put a lot of stress on their muscles, joints and bones in order to achieve the high performance levels they require. This can sometimes lead to injuries that affects their performance and ability to compete.

Sports physiotherapy treats these injuries specific to sports people, addressing both acute and chronic injuries. It doesn’t only help athletes recover from injuries, but it also provides education in order to avoid further injury in the future.

How sports physiotherapist treat sports injuries?

Sports Physiotherapy will help you recover from your sports injury using a set of exercises and sports treatments after having assessed precisely your injury, joints and muscles around it.

Your sports physiotherapist will starts by assessing your sports injury and will ask you about your sports injury history and medical history along with your goal. With this information your sports physiotherapist will create an exercises and rehabilitation program tailored for your needs and goal.

You will do most of your sports rehabilitation exercises with your sports physio but he will also give you exercises to do at home in between the session to fasten your recovery and allow you to go back to your favorite sports in a safe way as soon as possible.

Sports Physiotherapist specialist

At Excellence Physiotherapy London, our sports physio have years of experience treating athletes in London suffering from sports pathologies. Our sports physiotherapist can help you by assessing the severity of your injury and offer appropriate treatment, or refer you to a sports doctor or appropriate hospital, if further medical examinations are necessary.

Sports physiotherapist in London at Our Practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4.

Our Sports physiotherapist can treat you at:

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

Our clinics are located within walking distance to the main Central London stations and are easy to reach from anywhere in London. If you cannot find a suitable appointment in your clinic of preference, you can choose any of the others as our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes` travel from each other.

Sports physiotherapist at home in London, Home visit sports physio in London

If you can’t come to our sports physio practice because your sports injury is too painful or if you have a busy schedule, our sports physio offer sports physiotherapy home visit in London. Our sports physiotherapist will treat you at home with the same quality of service that you will receive at the clinic.

Sports Physiotherapist covered by Health Insurances and BUPA, AXA Cigna registered

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For home visit physiotherapy call : 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Shockwave Therapy London clapham

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive therapy that sends sound waves to the affected areas promoting rapid recovery. Shockwave increases blood circulation, has an analgesic effect, and stimulates repair and regeneration. The treatment puts cells into repair mode and enables your body to restart its natural healing process. With a 91% success following studies done on numerous patients, shockwave therapy has gained the title of evidence-based treatment and is certainly one of the most efficient treatments available: For more information Click SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Sports physiotherapist techniques, tips and benefit of early treatment

We use different sports physiotherapy techniques depending on the injury, which include

  • Joint and soft tissue mobilisation
  • Muscle stretching and flexibility exercises
  • Exercise to decrease pain and swelling and improve function and strength
  • Soft tissue massage

Taping, bracing and orthotics

Starting sports physiotherapy within a few days of the injury will have several benefits

  • Relieve pain faster through massage and joint mobility exercises
  • Loosen and strengthen the affected region
  • Improve the appearance of any scar tissue that has formed on the injury
  • Help you return to sport faster and safer
  • Teach you how to avoid further injury in the future by correcting your technique and improving your performance

Studies show that if a sports injury is left untreated, it will take longer to heal and will result in more pain. If you return to regular exercise before the injury has been resolved, you risk aggravating it and prolonging the recovery period. If the injury is left untreated and the symptoms persist for longer than three months, they become much harder to resolve. This is why you are advised to seek treatment with a qualified sport physiotherapist as soon as possible after the injury. Moreover, having a sports injury treated by an expert sport physiotherapist will help prevent the development or arthritis in the future, which is caused from poor joint positioning, stiff joints or loose joints.

What Can I do before I see my Sports Physiotherapist if I had a Sports injury recently?

If you have recently suffered a sports injury, the most important thing you should do is rest. Avoid doing any sport that will aggravate the pain until you can seek treatment with your sport physiotherapist and if your injury is a sprain or muscle tear, you can also apply ice on the affected area to reduce swelling. A compressive bandage and elevation of the injured area might also help control swelling in the first 48 hours.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.