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Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 7.30pm, Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Football Physiotherapy

Football physiotherapy

Football Physiotherapy

Football Physiotherapy

As our national sport from the Premiership to Sunday football league this is our most participated in sport. Football is a highly aerobic sport, enduring for 90mins, including bursts of anaerobic exercise in the form of sprinting.

It comes as no surprise we see a number of injuries originating from football and requiring some level of football physiotherapy.

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Common football injuries

Often Explosive and with multi-directional movement patterns. It uses mainly lower limbs and consequently we see a large number of injuries to the legs.

Hamstring Strains and/or tendonopathries may arise through poor techniques including follow through from kicking. This causes strain on an already extend muscle (Eccentrc force) which can cause issues to arise. These issues can effect muscles as well as tendons such as a calf tear.

Low sensitivity (low proprioception) levels during the rapid activity can also increase the risk of injury. This occurs especially with glute weakness or quad difficiency. These injuries can include twisting to the knees (knee valgus) and subsequent knee ligament damage. We also see a lot of injury due to trauma through collision such is the nature of the game.

Prevention of football injuries

We always recommend warming up thoroughly before all sporting activity. As is often the case with highly energetic and explosive sports then focusing on the correct techniques helps to minimise risk. This can also inlcude a sports massage before hand to help release tightness levels within the muscles.

Football can benefit a great deal with ongoing strength and conditioning. This should also include screenings for weaknesses. A training program focused in relevant areas such as the hamstrings can help improve strength in the weak and problem areas.

Treatment of football injuries

Inevitably injuries will occur either through inadequate preparation or trauma through accidental collision. Physiotherapy and sports massage help manage the soreness of lower limb overuse. Personal training and strength and conditioning aids in the prevention of injury. It minimises weaknesses found in the Musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Sports injury management is recommended for those who do suffer more serious injuries. This is the safest route back to full fitness and return to competition.

  • How to find us

    We are located just outside the town centre at Ebley Wharf, on the ground floor of the Stroud District Council building. Follow the A419 to the Cainscross roundabout and then take Westward Road (B4008). Turn left to Ebley Wharf.

  • Opening times

    Monday to Friday
    8.30am – 7.30pm

    Saturday
    8.30am – 12.30pm

  • Stroud Clinic

    Ebley Mill
    Ebley Wharf
    Stroud Glos
    GL5 4UB

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk

  • Gloucester Clinic

    Riverside Sports & Leisure Club
    St Oswald’s Road
    Gloucester
    GL1 2TF

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk