Sports injuries are among the most common complaints presenting at the clinic. There can be many possible reasons why these injuries may have occurred in the first instance. Here at O’Toole Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Clinic we strive to find the exact cause of the injury to ensure we reduce the likelihood of it happening again rather than just focusing on symptoms.
Many believe that not stretching properly before the injury may have been the main contributing factor however, evidence suggests that stretching has minimal benefit for injury prevention. While many believe that acute sports injuries alleviate following rest and a gradual return to play, this is rarely the case and may develop into more chronic, persistent pain presentations if not treated appropriately.
Here at O’Toole Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Clinic we aim to provide an accurate diagnosis of your injury, while addressing all contributing causes. We then discuss goals of Rehabilitation and construct a timeline and working hypothesis to provide you with a clear road-map during the recovery process with full access to our rehabilitation gym to provide the highest quality of care and advice throughout the return to a higher level of function or performance.
Some of the most common injuries include
- Lower back pain
- Mid-back and neck tightness/stiffness
- WAD – Whiplash associated disorder
- Elbow Tendinopathy
- Shoulder Tendinopathy/Impingement
- Shoulder subluxations/dislocations
- Shoulder fractures
- Wrist and Elbow fractures
- Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Hip and Groin Pain
- Hamstring, Quadricep and Calf muscle strains/tears
- Patellar Tendinopathy
- Patellar subluxations
- Patellar dislocations/fractures
- Running associated injuries, stress fractures, shin splints, plantar fascitis
- Patellofemoral pain
- Acute Knee injuries