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

Triathlon Physiotherapy

Triathlon physiotherapy

Triathlon Physiotherapy

Triathlon Physiotherapy

Swimming, cycling and running is a fantastic combination that requires all over body strength, flexibility and endurance. A triathlete can demonstrate some of the greatest all rounded fitness possible however the variety of disciplines come with their variety of issues. A triathlete can suffer from any number of conditions and this is where triathlon physiotherapy can help.

Testimonials: Garry Hughes, Gwen Kinsey, Jordan Frapwell, Lee Rankin and Vicky Price, elite triathletes and 5 Valleys Physio Ambassadors, take full advantage of the triathlon physiotherapy we offer. Read about Garry Hughes here, Gwen Kinsey here, Jordan Frapwell here, Lee Rankin here and Vicky Price here.

View all our sports physiotherapy specialisms here

Common triathlon injuries

Due to the vairety of disciplines many conditions can arise. Although swimming is low impact, with repetition and poor technique it can cause overuse issues such as swimmers shoulder.

Cycling, also low impact, can contribute to back pain issues especially with poor bike set up. It is also susceptible to overuse conditions and lets not forget about the possibility of crashes.

Surely it comes as no surprise that 90% of runners experience lower limb issues with it being a single leg loading activity.

It also comes as no surprise that the list of common injuries can be quite long it includes:

Prevention of triathlon injuries

As with most sports a thorough warm up program should help to reduce injury risk. Across all disciplines the common factor is not simply fitness but technique. It is through technique that one can not only improve ones performance but also lower the risk of injury. From coaching advice in swimming technique to correct bike set up and working on your gait in running, a focus on each discipline will demonstrate results.

For more in depth analysis of each discipline follow these links:

Treating triathlon injuries

Due to the wide range of issues it is no surprise that there are equally a wide range of treatments. Initially you need to deal with the pain. Rehab treatment generally involves manual therapy but as with most concerns the correct diagnosis is fundamental in the best and fastest recovery. This is followed by a rehabilitation program for a fast and efficient return to form. A personal training program may also be advised in conjunction with an understanding of existing conditions to help lower the risk of recurrence.

Triathlon physiotherapy treatments may 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