Sports Fit Therapy in Crystal Palace, Hayes, Penge and West Wickham
Get Sports Fit!
Back in Balance Clinic approach allows you to get Sports Fit.
Book now to get Sports Fit therapy!
We aim to overcome any injuries you may have that may be limiting your performance.
Sports Fit therapy consists of a consultation followed by assessment and treatment plan and a strategy to improve your performance.
Sports Therapy recommended for;
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Back Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Foot Pain
- Posture Problems
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Common Sports Injuries:
- Strains and Sprains
- Knee Injuries
- Shin Splints
Strains and Sprains
These are the most common type of sports injury by far, and can occur in almost any type of physical activity.
A sprain occurs when a ligament (band of connective tissue that attaches bones to other bones) tears or overstretches and is most common in wrists, ankles, or knees.
Sprains can range from minor to complete tears where the ligament is severed.
Mild knee injuries include iliotibial band syndrome, runner’s knee (tenderness or pain near the front of the knee cap), or tendonitis (degeneration or inflammation within a tendon).
Severe knee injuries can involve damage or bruising to cartilage or ligaments.
The four major ligaments in the knee that are commonly injured are:
- The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL),
- The medial collateral ligament (MCL),
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL),
- The lateral collateral ligament (LCL).
A shin splint is when pain along the shin bone (tibia) occurs. This pain is usually at the front outside part of the lower leg, but can also occur in the foot and ankle (anterior shin splints) or where the bone meets the calf muscles at the inner edge of the bone (medial shin splints).
Shin splints are common with runners and even more-so when the runner runs on hard surfaces. Failing to warm up or stretch, improper running techniques, running in shoes that lack proper support, or having “flat feet” all can contribute to shin splints.
Commonly referred to as a broken bone, fractures are a fairly common sports injury caused by a one-time injury to the bone (an acute fracture).
Repeated stress on a bone over time (a stress fracture) can also occur. Small cracks a complete break will occur with an acute fracture.
A stress fracture occurs most of the time in the legs or feet from sports that cause repetitive impact, such a running or jumping sport.
These occur when force pushes the bones in a joint out of alignment.
Dislocations are also known as a luxation. Contact sports such as football or an activity such as excessive stretching or falling can cause dislocations. A dislocation will usually require medical treatment and be treated as an emergency.
The dislocated bone may be able to be put back in place, but the connective tissue surrounding the joint may have severe damage.
The most common joints that are dislocated are the fingers and hand, with the shoulder being close behind. Elbows, knees, and hips can be dislocated but are less common.
Benefits of Sports Fit Therapy at Back in Balance Clinic:
- Relieves pain, stiffness and inflammation in muscles and joints to improve circulation
- Muscle relaxation
- Calms emotions
- Improves circulation
- Recharges the body’s immune system
- Refreshes the spirit and rebalances our vitality
Book now to fix your injury and to make an appointment for a Sports Therapy session:
To allow you to arrange a swift appointment and answer any questions you may have.
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Your first appointment
During your first appointment with Back in Balance Clinic we will discuss your symptoms, conduct a thorough assessment and examination. This allows us to offer immediate treatment to resolve your aches and pains.
- 1st appointment
£65 (60 mins)
(consultation | assessment | treatment)
- Subsequent appointment
£65 (60 mins) £35 (30 mins)
You may wish to book for a Sports Massage, £55 for 1 hour, if you simply want help with recovering from the stresses of cycling training and had no injury!
At Back in Balance Clinic we look forward to helping you to be pain free and flexible.