Sports injuries are injuries that occur to athletes during sporting activities. In many cases, these types of injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body. Other injuries can occur due to traumatic incidents during training or performance. The key to quick and safe recovery is quick diagnosis and early intervention and carefully programmed return to activity.
Examples of ‘over-use / Repetitive strain injuries’ would be Runner’s knee which is a painful condition generally associated with running type sports while tennis elbow is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow, although it does not often occur with tennis players.
Other types of injuries can be caused by a hard contact or twisting/turning stresses on tissue. This can often cause a broken bone or torn ligament or tendon.
Injuries are a common occurrence in all sports and Premier provides many teams with Specialist Physiotherapists who staff Sports and Athletic Clubs and have close connections to Sports Medicine consultants. Controversy has arisen at times when teams have made decisions that could threaten a players long-term health for short term gain. This is where a dedicated team of Premier Health professionals will provide – via evidence based best practice – the right decision for both the player and the team.