Rugby is a fast-moving and high intensity team sport. As many as 1 in 4 rugby players will be injured during the season. On average each player performs 20- 40 tackles per match. Physiotherapy2fit are able to help with treating acute injuries and injury prevention.
- Over 40% of injuries are muscular strains or contusions (bruising), 30% are sprains, followed by dislocations, fractures, lacerations, and overuse injuries.
- Sprained ankles are a common injury with ankle sprains representing almost 1 in 7 rugby injuries.
- Between 5-25% of rugby injuries are head injuries, including concussions.
- In youth aged 10-18 years, 35% of injuries are fractures
- Superficial injuries represent 20% of rugby injuries
- Common Rugby Injuries (want to say below but not to appear as links)
- Achilles Tendon Rupture
- Achilles Tendonitis / Tendinitis
- ACL Injury
- Acromioclavicular Joint Injury
- Adductor Tendinopathy
- Back Muscle Pain
- BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
- Bulging Disc
- Back pain
- Bursitis Shoulder
- Calf Muscle Injury
- Chondromalacia Patella
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Joint Pain
- Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
- Gluteal Tendinopathy
- Groin Pain
- Hamstring Strain
- Heel Spurs (Calcaneal Spurs)
- High Ankle Sprain
- Hip Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
- Hip Labral Tear
- ITB Syndrome
- Knee Arthritis
- Knee Bursitis (Patellar Bursitis)
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Meniscus Tear
- Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
- Neck Headache
- Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
- Osteitis Pubis
- Overuse Injuries
- Patella Tendonitis (Tendinopathy)
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Pinched Nerve
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plica Syndrome
- Poor Hip Core
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Sacroiliac Joint – SIJ Pain
- Severs Disease
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Impingement
- Shoulder Tendonitis
- Sinding Larsen Johansson Syndrome
- Sprained Ankle
- Stress Fracture
- Thigh Strain
- Thumb Sprain
- TMJ Dysfunction (TMD) – Jaw Pain or Clicking
- Trochanteric Bursitis (Bursitis Hip)
- Wry Neck
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.
For ongoing structured, supervised exercise excellent for becoming ‘Rugby-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.