Experts in the treatment of both acute and chronic sports injuries, the specialists at The Artemis Clinic work closely together to ensure you receive optimal treatment for your injury.
We regularly treat men, women and occasionally children with sports injuries from cycling, running, football, rugby, swimming, gymnastics, tennis, badminton, water-polo and cheerleading.
The sports injuries team at the clinic understand the pressure of training to a time frame and target dates for competition.
We will not only assess and treat the sports injury but also address any underlying muscle imbalance, biomechanical considerations, posture or technique issues.
This detailed approach will not only reduce the chance of further sports injuries but also enhance training and performance.
Your chartered sports physiotherapist will guide you as to when and how to return to training following an injury.
It is preferable if a client presents to the clinic at the early stage of injury so we can assess, treat and resolve the injury in as efficient a time frame as possible.
Physiotherapy for Sport Injuries
The Aim of Physiotherapy for Sport Injuries is to –
- Eliminate scar tissue and adhesions in the injured area, encourage regeneration of new tissue using techniques such as deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisations, acupuncture and ultrasound
- Restoration of full range of movement, strength and function using a combination of relevant stretching and strengthening techniques, analysis of posture, biomechanics and sport relevant techniques
- Return to training and sporting fitness through a customised and graded exercise program
Frequently Seen Sports Injuries
Frequently Seen Acute and Chronic Sporting Injuries Are –
- Calf and hamstring muscle strains
- Ankle sprains
- Back Pain and Neck Pain
- Knee injuries
- Swollen and bruised muscles and joints
- Muscle weakness in the upper and lower limbs
- Shoulder pain, weakness and dislocations
What To Do When Injury Occurs?
When injury occurs, the rapid application of the following are all important –
- The RICE system – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
- Anti-inflammatory medication is often beneficial within the first 48 hours of injury
- Early physiotherapy intervention to accelerate healing and prevent further damage
How Much Does A Sports Injury Physiotherapy Consultation Cost?
The initial consultation with a chartered physiotherapist includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment, exercise prescription and general exercise advice.
Exercises will be emailed to the client if necessary.
Initial consultation including treatment – £45
Follow-up sessions – £42
The physiotherapist works closely with the clinic sports massage therapist and will refer clients for treatment if necessary.
One hour sports massage therapy – £45
Thirty minutes sports massage therapy – £30
Payment may be made by credit card or cash.
The clinic is registered with all the major health insurance providers.
If you would like to discuss whether sports physiotherapy and massage therapy is suitable for you, please call the clinic and we will assist you with your queries.
Elaine Gavin has been a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) since 1996 and is also registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
These regulatory bodies are involved with the training of chartered physiotherapists and monitor continued professional development, thus ensuring the highest standards of care are adhered to at all times.
Elaine is also a practicing member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
Very professional and friendly and put me at ease straight away. I have suffered with back pain for a long time and saw Elaine who was really understanding and listened to me! I have already felt the benefits of my treatment and will be going back. They really can't do enough for youC Allen Apr 2017