We have an elite background in Premier League football and support many footballers with injury prevention, injury recovery, treatment, rehabilitation, strength training and more.
What We Treat
Below are some common injuries footballers suffer from, and some information about how physiotherapy can help/how we treat.
General Sprains and Strains:
Sprains and strains are common injuries in football that can lead to pain, swelling, and reduced mobility.
Our therapists can assess the severity of the injury and create a personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan. Manual therapy techniques such as massage and joint mobilization may also be used to speed up the healing process and reduce pain and stiffness.
Knee injuries are one of the most common football injuries and can range from minor sprains to more serious injuries such as ACL tears.
Our therapists can help in the rehabilitation of knee injuries, including post op, through a combination of exercises to increase strength and flexibility, as well as manual therapy to improve joint mobility and reduce pain and swelling. They can also provide education on proper technique and body mechanics to prevent further injury and promote optimal recovery.
Ankle injuries are common in football, usually occurring due to twisting or rolling the ankle.
A physiotherapist can assess the injury and provide appropriate treatments such as exercise therapy, and manual therapy to improve the range of motion, reduce swelling and pain, and restore normal function. These types of injuries often reoccur – so they’re always worth addressing.
Hamstring injuries can be caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration, overstretching, or fatigue.
Our therapists can develop a tailored treatment plan including stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as manual therapy to reduce pain and improve flexibility and function. They can also provide advice on ways to prevent future injuries through proper warm-up and mobility techniques and by screening strength, gait and biomechanics for example.
Head injuries and concussions can occur in football due to collisions with other players or the ball.
A physiotherapist can provide a concussion management program that includes rest and gradual return-to-play protocols.
Groin strains and tears can occur in football due to the quick changes in direction and twisting movements involved in the sport.
Our therapists can provide a treatment plan that may include exercises to increase strength and flexibility, manual therapy to reduce pain and improve mobility, and education on proper stretching and movement techniques
Overuse injuries such as tendinitis and stress fractures are common in football due to the repetitive nature of the sport. Our therapists can assess the injury and develop a rehabilitation plan that may include exercise therapy to improve strength, as well as manual therapy to reduce pain and improve joint mobility. They can also provide education on ways to prevent future overuse injuries through proper training techniques and rest periods.
Physio can also help with nasty superficial wounds such as bruises and cuts. Its important to flush out bruising and improve scar tissue quality to reduce the risk of stiffness, pain and future injuries.
How We Can Help!
Overall, physiotherapy can play an essential role in the treatment and prevention of common football injuries and we have significant experience at Achieve Health.
By working with a qualified therapist, footballers can get back to playing at their best and reduce the risk of future injuries. This level of care is amplified by our team/what we offer outside of just treatment: we have elite level trainers, rehabilitators and are highly skilled at biomechanical assessment too.
We pride ourselves on being able to maximise everyone’s performance.