What is Sports Injury Assessment and Management?

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“Playing sports and taking regular exercise can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. For example, exercise can protect against heart problems, prevent obesity and reduce the risk of osteoporosis by increasing bone density.

But sports injuries can affect sportsmen and women of all ages and abilities.

While accidents account for some injuries, most result from inadequate or inappropriate preparation, or playing on after being injured. Physiotherapy offers effective treatment for sports injuries and can help reduce your risk of injury.”

“Whether you’re a gym regular, or just taking up a new sport, you’ll want to be sure that injury doesn’t interrupt your fitness routine.

Chartered physiotherapists can help you avoid and manage sports injuries. They are experts in body movement and understand how muscles and joints work and why injuries can occur.”

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Treatment can vary widely, from advice on the management of acute injury (sprains and strains etc), through to assessment to determine if further investigations are required and often involves the diagnosis of muscle imbalance for the prevention of further injury in the future.

The physiotherapist will determine which treatment from a wide range of options are most appropriate for you, ultimately gearing rehabilitation towards your specific sport.

I feel I need more support

If you’re in the Middlesbrough area, Middlesbrough Council has a range of programmes to give you varying degrees of support. Please see link here.

For those in the Redcar and Cleveland area, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council also provide a range of programmes to give you varying degrees of support. Please see link here for more details.

These schemes are a good stepping stone if you feel that you need  a little more ongoing support to help you once you have completed your course of physiotherapy. Please talk to your physiotherapist if you would like to be referred to one of the services and they will recommend to your GP that you are referred to the scheme if it is appropriate.

Please see the attached PDF leaflets below for more information.

For patients in the Middlesbrough area

Health through activity (251kb)
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For patients in the Redcar and Cleveland area

Redcar and Cleveland exercise referral scheme (520kb)
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