Pegasus Physiotherapy provides sports physiotherapy assessment and treatment in Wirral, Cheshire & North Wales.
Is sports physiotherapy different to normal physiotherapy?
Not really......but there is a real focus on understanding your sport and the movements you need to do for this. It makes sure that your treatment is specific to your needs and prepares you for a safe return to sport. So many times patients have told me that after having an injury they had hands on physiotherapy treatment and some basic exercises and felt better BUT then went straight back to running or sports and either then had a long term niggle or kept breaking down.
Any injury doesn’t just affect the body site hurting, for example after a knee injury muscles above and below it can become weaker, you also lose some body awareness meaning that you then potentially move very different to how you did before you got injured. This then puts stresses through other structures and can lead to re injury or a new injury.
At Pegasus we think it’s really important to assess your strength and movement control, no point doing basic strength exercises for a shoulder if your only problem is with the tennis serve or at the end of the golf swing. We also assess you if you don’t have any injuries- injury prevention is massive in sports medicine and should be a part of anyone that exercises.
Having problems with a specific technique in your sport then again assessing the movement can help identify any physical barriers for improving and give specific exercises to target this.
After your assessment and treatment you will receive an email with a breakdown of your current movement patterns and the corrections if they need some correcting or tweaking. Clear photographs of you doing your exercise will help you do them at home.
Contact us here to discuss if sports physiotherapy is appropriate for you.
See below for examples of a patient returning to tennis and polo following spinal fractures. She reported reduced performance with her tennis swing and nearside polo forehand, physiotherapy assessment showed reduced thoracic (upper back) movement and weakness in her right core stability muscles and gluteals. But to help her with the performance specific problems we needed to analyse her movements to create a tailored physiotherapy and rehabilitation plan.
Pain during or after activity
Strength and conditioning
Post surgical treatment
General MOT checks
Sports physiotherapy can help with:
Reduced movement preventing correct rotation of the body meaning increased use of wrist and elbow - common areas of pain in polo players.
Reduced movement meaning overcompensation in other areas of the spine and shoulder leading to decreased elbow/wrist pronation and therefore poor and inconsistent contact with the ball.
I have been seeing Jen since the beginning of the year. I had plantar fasciitis and collapsed arches. My plantar was sorted really quickly and she has given me some excellent advice and exercises which have helped greatly with my arches and overall strength, posture and gait. I also love that she can come and treat me in the comfort of my own home!
Kim Lloyd Simmons