Football Fit Therapy in BR1, BR2, BR3, BR4, Crystal Palace, Beckenham and Penge

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Get Football Fit!

Back in Balance Clinic approach allows you to get Football Fit.

Book now to get Football Fit therapy!

We aim to overcome any injuries you may have that may be limiting your performance.

Football Fit therapy consists of a consultation followed by assessment and treatment plan and a strategy to improve your performance.

Common Footballers Injuries;

If you are suffering with any of these Book Now for your Sports Therapy treatment!

Hamstring Strain

What Is Hamstring Strain?

During sprinting activities in football the Hamstring muscles can be forcibly stretched beyond their limits and the muscle tissue can be torn. A tear in a muscle is referred to as a strain and, depending on its severity, it is classified as a first, second or third degree strain.
Hamstring muscle strains accounted for almost 40% of Premiership injuries. The Hamstring muscles work over both the hip and knee joint and can become susceptible to injury due to fatigue.

What should you do if you suffer a Hamstring Strain injury? The immediate treatment of any muscle injury consists of the RICE protocol – rest, ice and compression and elevation (never apply ice directly to the skin). Depending upon the severity of the Hamstring injury, the leg must be rested from sporting activity for between a couple of weeks and 3 months. Alternatively if you have to apply ice at home, the use of an Ice Bag is recommended. This is a safe method of ice application to avoid the risk of an ice burn.

Sprained Ankle

What Is Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries in football. It refers to soft tissue damage (mainly ligaments) around the ankle, usually caused when the ankle is twisted inwards
As well as damage to the ligaments, the capsule which surrounds the ankle joint can also be damaged. The damage causes bleeding within the tissues, which produces a swollen ankle and ankle pain.

What should you do if you suffer a Sprained Ankle? In the first few days following an ankle sprain it is important to follow the PRICE protocol:

Never apply ice directly to the skin.

Knee Cartilage Tear

What Is Knee Cartilage Tear?

A torn cartilage occurs fairly frequently in football. The term cartilage tear is slightly misleading, since it is the meniscus within the knee that is actually damaged. There are two menisci within each knee joint that are made from tough fibrocartilage – hence the use of the term cartilage for this injury. As the knee joint bends the thigh bone usually rolls, spins and glides on the top surface of the shin bone. However, if there is rotation caused by a twist whilst the joint is bearing weight, the menisci can get jammed and nipped in between the two bones.

If the force is sufficient, a tear of the meniscus will occur. Cartilage tears are usually accompanied by pain and knee swelling. If it is a small tear if may simply settle down. However, with larger cartilage tears, the flap of torn cartilage may interfere with joint movement and cause the knee point to lock or give way.


What Is A Hernia?

Hernia and groin problems are common in sports, particularly in football where the pelvic region is subject to large stresses during kicking, sprinting and turning. Two common conditions that affect footballers are:

Following sporting activity the person with a sports hernia will be stiff and sore in the groin region. The day after a football match, getting out of bed or a car will be difficult. In the early stages, the person may be able to continue playing their sport, but the problem usually gets progressively worse.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

What Is An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury?

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) lies deep within the knee joint, connecting the thigh bone with the shin bone. Its function is to prevent excessive forward movement of the shin in relation to the thigh and also to prevent excessive rotation at the knee joint. The ACL can be injured in several different ways during football, most notably by landing from a jump onto a bent knee then twisting, or landing on a knee that is over-extended. Direct contact on the knee from opponents can also cause damage to the ACL.

Benefits of Football Fit Therapy at Back in Balance Clinic:

You may wish to book for a Sports Massage, £55 for 1 hour, if you simply want help with recovering from the stresses of football training and had no injury!

Book now to fix your injury and to make an appointment for a Sports Therapy session:

07443 476 078

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.


(consultation | assessment | treatment)

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.