Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can include a multitude of musculoskeletal disorders from trauma to repetitive strain.

Here, in our Regeneration Physiotherapy Clinics our Physiotherapists are experienced in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of elite sports men and women. With this experience we can expertly diagnose your injury and devise a treatment strategy to get you back to sport and competition quickly and effectively.

Through our work in Elite sport we can also review your training regime and create a rehabilitation program to help you maximize your own physical potential.

Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Surgery is just the beginning of your road to recovery and Regeneration Physiotherapy Clinics are here to help you every step of the way.

Working for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Jason has spent several years working with and treating post-operative patients from day one to discharge.

We are familiar with all surgical procedures and have good communication links with most orthopaedic and spinal surgeons within the Yorkshire region.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a chronic condition characterised by the breakdown of the joint’s cartilage. The breakdown of cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of movement in the joint.

Physiotherapy and exercise help to strengthen muscles and bones, increase flexibility and stamina, and improve your general sense of well-being. Becoming stronger can offload the aggravated joint and dramatically reduce symptoms.

Back Pain + Spinal Injuries

A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that 49% of the UK population report experiencing back pain lasting for at least 24 hours.

Back pain can be a result of the following:

Intervertebral Disc prolapse (bulge), herniation and rupture can cause significant pain and neurological symptoms that can include numbness, pins and needles, loss of muscle power, loss of bladder and bowel control.

Sciatica – Nerve irritation that causes pain and neurological symptoms that are felt in the buttocks and/or legs.

Ligament Strains and Sprains – Usually the result of trauma or sustained poor postures.

Muscle Strains and Postural Stress – Muscle Strains resulting in spasms and dysfunction can be treated with physiotherapy to promote healing and relieve pain.

Degenerative Disorders – such as arthritis and spondylosis can cause inflammation of facet and vertebral joints, impinge nerve roots and cause pain and debilitation.

Whiplash – is a term that is used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. The vigorous movement of the head damages the ligaments and tendons in the neck. Tendons are tough, fibrous bands that connect muscles to bone. Ligaments are the fibrous connective tissues that link two bones together at a joint.

Neck Sprain – During whiplash, the ligaments in the neck are sprained. A sprain occurs when a ligament is overstretched. Although the ligament is not broken, a strain can often take a long time (sometimes several months) to heal.

Tendinitis, Tendinopathy and Repetitive strain disorders

Includes Shoulder / elbow / wrist / finger / thigh / knee / Achilles

Commonly known as tendinitis or repetitive strain, tendionopathy is a frequent cause of pain and debilitation in many areas of the body.

Tendinopathy is a clinical diagnosis for the degeneration of a tendon. Adhesions may form between the fibres of the tendon and small focal lesions within the tendon body causing degeneration that reduces the tendon’s normal tensile strength and thus causes pain and risk of rupture.

Symptoms include:

  • pain that becomes worse if you move the affected area
  • a sensation that the tendon is grating or crackling as it moves (this may be felt on examination)
  • swelling, sometimes with heat or redness
  • weakness in the affected area, because of the pain
  • a lump that develops along the tendon

If symptoms persist, the tendon may rupture (split) and a gap may be felt in the line of the tendon. Movement of that area will become more difficult.

Tendinopathies should be treated with Rest, Ice and Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy treatment includes manual therapy, exercise and a loading program to improve the quality of the tendon and break down adhesions.

High volume injection and surgical intervention may also be required.

Shoulder Pain

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful, persistent stiffness of the shoulder joint, which makes it very difficult to carry out the full range of normal shoulder movements.

Rotator cuff disorders

Tendinitis and Bursitis:
Tendonitis is inflammation (swelling) of a tendon.
Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sac that is usually found over the joints and between tendons and bones.

Shoulder Instability (Including Dislocation): The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint. The top of your upper arm bone (humerus) is the ball, which fits into the socket of your shoulder blade. Shoulder instability occurs when the ball part of the shoulder joint does not move correctly in the socket. This can range from a slipping or ‘catching’ feeling in your shoulder, to full dislocation where the ball comes completely out of the socket.

Acromioclavicular Joint Disorders The acromioclavicular joint is the joint between your collar bone and top of the shoulder. Tearing or stretching the ligaments in your acromioclavicular joint can cause pain in the joint and at the top of the shoulder and a loss of movement.– ligaments are the tough bands of connective tissue that link two bones.

Tears: A torn muscle or tendon will cause severe pain and possible weakness in your arm and shoulder. Some people may also feel a popping sensation when they move their shoulder. Tendon tears are most common in people who are over forty years old. Tears that affect younger people are usually caused by an accident. In older people, tears are often caused by impingement syndrome. It is estimated that around half of people who are over sixty years old may have partial or complete rotator cuff tears. This is because your tendons become weaker as you get older.

Posture + Work Station Assessment

In today’s day and age it is not unreasonable to spend the vast majority of your day sat down. It is therefore important to ensure that your desk / work station is set up to optimise your posture and so prevent back pain, repetitive strain disorders and neural tensioning.

Headaches

Headaches are a complex and distressing form of pain with many different causes and triggers. For many people “tension” headaches originate in the back of the neck and then spread over the back of the head and temples to the back of the eyes. In an Australian study, physiotherapy has been proven to reduce the severity and frequency of such headaches.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue and loss of concentration. It is often poorly managed and as such causes the symptoms to increase and spiral out of control. It can however be managed and treated very effectively! Jason was the lead clinician of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) that created the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust’s 7 week Self Help Fibromyalgia Program.

To arrange an appointment, call for either:
Ackworth: 0114 360 6012 or Leeds: 0113 237 1173