Association Football or ‘Soccer’ is the world’s most popular sport. There are over 240 million registered players worldwide and many more recreational football players. With football being a high paced contact sport it is understandable that a lot of the sports injuries we see are caused as a direct result of a football injury. Football injuries can be a direct result of trauma or repetitive strain type injuries.
The aim of physiotherapy is to treat and fully rehabilitate the player in order to prevent further injury and to return the player to training in the shortest possible time.
The Physiotherapists at Physiotherapy2fit will work with you to achieve the following:
- Diagnose the injury
- Provide advice on rehabilitation and length of healing
- Promote healing of the injured tissues and to control the inflammation and pain
- Thoroughly rehabilitate the injury restoring full flexibility, strength, balance & proprioception and correcting any muscle imbalances that may have developed
- Provide individual sport specific exercise programmes
- Use sport-specific functional testing and rehabilitation to ensure that you are ready to return to training and competition
- Discuss strategies to reduce recurrence of the injury
If proper management is not undertaken, you may return to playing too soon despite instability, proprioceptive disturbance and muscle weakness. This will greatly enhance the risk of prolonged pain and re-injury. This ultimately effects your performance for the length of time you are not properly rehabilitated.
Sarah Booker is our lead Football Physiotherapist with over 6 years club experience working with both Academy and First team players at Derby County Ladies Football Club. Since having her children and moving to Kent she has maintained her Football injury knowledge treating local team players as well as Premiership footballers on a 1:1 basis.
For ongoing structured, supervised exercise excellent for becoming ‘Football-fit’ you could join our Pilates and Fitness Conditioning classes. These are fun small group classes that incorporate small equipment including the BOSU, gym balls and resistance apparatus to challenge balance, tone and build muscle strength without losing flexibility. The maximum class number is 6 so you can be sure to get individual attention throughout ensuring you are performing exercises for the full benefit.
“Do you have a fracture?”
One of the latest technology advances of modern Physiotherapy is the introduction of LIPUS. This new technology is able to reduce your healing time by up to 50%. Thats 3 weeks instead of 6!
The sound pressure stimulation provided by the LIPUS (Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound) system accelerates the formation and union of fractured bone and promotes rapid recovery.
Research has shown LIPUS significantly reduces healing time compared to placebos.
Used by all premiership football clubs and the MoD this is cutting edge technology which is only offered as a last resort on the NHS.
Book an appointment today for and initial consultation and then hire our machine for daily use at home.