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Sports Injuries

Expert rehabilitation

Specialists in Sports Injuries

At our Mid Ulster sports injuries clinic in Magherafelt, we understand the importance of sport and the demands this places on your body as we are all sports’ enthusiasts ourselves.

Our specialist team of therapists have worked with top local teams including Senior County and club Gaelic teams, local rugby, hockey and soccer teams. Our sports injuries clients include professional and world class athletes from a range of sports. Whether you are a professional world class athlete or simply love your chosen sport, the Belfast Back Care sports injury team is here for you.

Aim of Sports Injury Treatment

To return you to your chosen sport;

  • as quickly as possible
  • fitter than before
  • and decrease your risk of re-injury!

How We Do it:

As a leading sports medicine clinic we follow two key steps; diagnosis and treatment.

Diagnosis involves establishing not only the presenting injury but also the cause of the problem. By doing this we will help prevent re-occurrence.

Treatment Will Typically Involve:

  • hands on therapy
  • use of specialised equipment
  • rehabilitation in our on-site gym
  • a detailed home exercise plan
  • a programme to ensure a smooth transition from treatment table to sport.

Injury Prevention

For those of you who want to stay a step ahead of injury book in for our full body screening where we use a range of specialist exercises and tests to identify at risk areas. Following assessment, the results will be explained to you and a programme given to correct the identified issues.

Our Magerafelyt sports injury therapists truly understand the importance of returning you to full fitness as quickly as possible.

Sport played at whatever level has many health benefits, notably physical fitness and mental well being. When sports injuries occur you lose these health benefits and that is where our team of Physiotherapists will step in to take you through the stages of rehabilitation:

  1. Full Sports InjuryAssessment
  2. Diagnosis
  3. Treatment (by any range of techniques )
  4. Programme of sport specific rehabilitation (On site gym facilities available)

Types of sports injury include:

Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Muscle pulls and tears
  • Tendon Injuries e.g. Golfers/tennis elbow, achilles injury
  • Ligament strains and tears

Joint Pain

  • Ankle
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Wrist
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder

Back and Neck Pain

  • Joint
  • Muscle
  • Disc
  • Posture

Post Surgery

  • Ligament Repair (Cruciate etc)
  • Post Fracture

Impaired Performance

Is a sports injury or something else holding you back from achieving your best? After a full physical assessment, we could identify underlying problems.

Join our list of gyms, sports clubs and individual athletes who benefit daily from the expert care available at Mid Ulster Back Care and Physiotherapy Centre.

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