Sports Injuries in Cheltenham
Early treatment is vital to ensure full recovery and a rapid return to sport. Sports injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute sports injuries occur as a result of a sudden impact or awkward movement. Examples include a muscle tear or a sprained ankle ligament. Chronic sports injuries develop over time, often due to continual use of the same joints or muscle groups. Chronic sports injuries can occur due to bad technique or occasionally structural abnormalities, such as inherited bone or muscle problems.
Physiotherapy treatment will help to reduce pain, build up muscles, strengthen joints and improve co-ordination. We also provide sports specific rehabilitation.
Preventative advice will be given in order to minimise the chances of recurrent injury. Cotswold Physiotherapy Centre and Sports Injuries Clinic LLP are known for their speedy response to calls from athletes and are open daily Monday to Friday including Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturdays and Sundays.
We are a preferred provider for the Cheltenham Knee Clinic.
Kinesiology Taping (K-Tape)
K-Tape is a rehabilitative taping developed by Dr. Kase from Japan and was seen in use with elite athletes at the Beijing Olympics of 2008.
Unlike other methods of taping, K-Tape does not restrict movement in the skin, joints or muscles but encourages it with sensory input from the tape, activating the body's own healing mechanism.
There are different ways to apply the tape depending on the condition and it can stay on for several days aiding healing and enhancing activities.
Please contact us today for further information on 01242 228019.