RAPID | Sports Injury Clinic
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"I’ve gone to numerous physiotherapists over the past 8 years for multiple sports injuries, but mainly to try and solve recurring hamstring strains. I’ve been seeing Mike for the past 4 weeks and we’ve been focusing on hip, glute and hamstring strengthening and the results so far are indescribable. After phase 1 of my tailored programme, I now have range and flexibility that I haven’t had in over 10 years. Couldn’t recommend RAPID more."
"I went to RAPID for three weeks over a patella tendon issue I picked up during rugby preseason. From our first session, Mike was approachable and very professional. He issued tailored programmes at the end of each session while going into great detail and explaining all the exercises. I am back playing pain free, I could not recommend RAPID enough!"
"I suffered with sports injuries to my hamstring and back for many years and attended many physios without resolution. I was recommended to go to RAPID by my team's S&C coach. Mike got to the root of the problem very quickly and the rehab program wasn't overwhelming. My body feels so much more robust and I can now train consistently with my team. I highly recommend RAPID. Mike is a top guy too!"
"Went to RAPID for sports physio due to a recurring hamstring problem from rugby. Only had a short term window to fix this to get back playing and had recommendations that Mike was one of the best at this type of injury. Mike began by finding the root of the problem and viewing other imbalances I had due to different injuries and surgery’s. What was looking like a longer term injury was fixed quickly and alongside this Mike took extra time to look for and programme for those imbalances and I was able to get back playing quickly and I am continuing with the exercises to this day. Would happily recommend RAPID - Mike is one of the best physio’s I’ve ever worked with."
"I first went to RAPID with a tear in my right MCL from rugby. Within five minutes of our first meeting, Mike’s reassuring nature and professionalism made me feel I was in the right hands. He gave me a structured program to complete with gym and running exercises tailored to my progress which I have improved on each week. I could not recommend RAPID enough and have heard of countless people with similar views to me. The best sports physio in Dublin!"
Any injury sustained during sport can be considered a sports injury. This can range from a minor muscle strain or ankle roll to a shoulder dislocation, a broken bone or a ruptured tendon.
A sports injury will usually have a clear moment of injury, this could be a twist, slip, fall or tackle. You may have felt a snap or a pop. There was likely immediate pain and decreased performance. You may have had to stop what you were doing, or you may have continued and only realised the extent of the pain after you stopped.
It is extremely important to have your sports injury assessed by a professional as soon as possible in order to accurately diagnose the issue and put in place a plan to fully rehabilitate and return to sport.
Symptoms of Sports Injury
Sports Injuries should have a clear moment and mechanism of injury and the most common complaint which we see at RAPID is pain.
- Pain at the site of injury.
- Bruising, swelling, redness and heat at the site of injury.
- Pain and difficulty moving the injured area.
- A clear deformity at the injured site.
- Pain and difficulty putting weight through the area - standing on one leg, doing a squat, doing a push up.
- Inability to move the area as normal - cannot fully bend your knee or straighten your arm.
The pain may be improving, it may be staying the same or it may be getting worse. Sometimes the pain will move to another area or your will catch yourself walking / moving in a different way to take stress off the injured area. At RAPID we strive to quickly and accurately diagnose your sports injury and immediately start your rehabilitation.
Types of Sports Injury
Here are some of the most common sports injuries which regularly present to the RAPID Sports Injury Clinic.
- Muscle Strains / Tears / Pulls / Pain
- Ligament or Joint Sprains / Tears
- Tendon Pain / Tendonitis / Tendon Rupture
- Overuse Injuries
- Joint Subluxation / Dislocation
- Bone Fracture / Bruising
- Meniscus Damage / Cartilage Damage / Labrum Damage
- Surgery post Sports Injury
Sports Injury Treatment
At the RAPID Sports Injury Clinic we strive to quickly and accurately diagnose your sports injury. The exact treatment of your sports injury will depend on the tissues involved and the grade / extent of the injury itself.
For the vast majority of sports injuries which present to RAPID we can immediately begin rehabilitation exercises and start the journey back to sport. We aim to be extremely objective with our assessment and set clear goals for each stage of your rehab. We will show you the exact exercises to do and how to do them and will send you your own program so that you cannot go wrong. We will give you as accurate an estimate as possible as to when you will be back to your chosen sport.
For some sports injuries we will have to refer for x-rays, MRIs or surgical consultation if required. We will never waste your time or money by treating you for an injury which is not appropriate for physio / rehab and needs to be dealt with medically / surgically.
Book in with one of Sports Injury Experts below to find out exactly what your injury / pain is, what is the cause and what is the solution.
RAPID | Sports Injury Experts
We at RAPID are experts when it comes to dealing with sports injury and pain. With over 200 5-Star Reviews you can be sure you are in good hands!
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