Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries Clonee Physio

Sports Injuries can affect any athlete, whether amateur or professional. In fact, they are likely to affect most athletes at some point in their sporting careers. A sports injury may affect any area of the body, and will depend on the nature of the sport played. Sports injuries fall into two broad categories, traumatic or overuse. A Chartered Physiotherapist is an expert in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries.


Traumatic Injuries

Such an injury may occur as the result of a direct trauma, such as a collision with another player, a fall or a blow from a piece of equipment such as a hurl or hockey stick.  A traumatic injury may result in bleeding/bruising, fracture, ligament or muscle tears etc. A traumatic injury will require acute care but also follow-up treatment, depending on severity.


Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries may develop over time and come as the result of certain repetitive motions associated with sport. An example of an overuse injury would be a baseball player developing a rotatory cuff injury. The management of an overuse injury will include sport-specific advice to prevent recurrence of the injury.