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

Rugby Physiotherapy

Rugby Physiotherapy

Exhilarating, fast and free flowing are just a few words to describe this wonderful game. Tough, full contact and bruising are some other words to describe it. This is where rugby physiotherapy comes in!

rugby physiotherapy

rugby physiotherapy

The love of rugby doesn’t numb the pain and what comes with the enjoyment is often the full spectrum of injuries.

As many as 1 in 4 rugby players will be injured during a season and, on average, each player performs 20- 40 tackles per match.

Rugby and rehab often go hand in hand and rugby physiotherapy is one of the most common and effective ways to return to fitness.

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Common rugby injuries

Over 40% of rugby injuries are muscular strains or contusions (bruising). 30% are sprains, followed by dislocations, fractures, lacerations, and overuse injuries.

MCL tear

MCL tear

Some of the more common injuries include:

Prevention of rugby injuries

More injuries occur at the beginning of a season. This suggests that pre-season conditioning could reduce injuries. A pre-season conditioning program should gradually increase in intensity and duration. This will prepare players for competition.

There are also injury prevention strategies to reduce the incidence and severity. These include coaching on defensive skills and tackling techniques. Correct falling techniques and methods to minimise the absorption of impact forces in tackles will also help.

It goes without saying that on match a thorough warm up regime should be worked on. This will lower the risk of injuries such as hamstrings and ligament strains.

Treatment of rugby injuries

Rugby Injury Treatment

Rugby Injury Treatment

Rugby physiotherapy is one of the best treatments for many of the injuries. These treatments include:

  • 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