(choose your injury)
Playing sport, whether professional or recreational, is a fantastic way to stay healthy. But, particularly as we get older, the body finds it difficult to cope with the repetitive strains and forces we place upon it.
Whatever your injury, the first step to recovery is a swift and accurate diagnosis. Sometimes this isn't the news you were hoping to hear but whether your injury is serious or short-term, your body will thank you for getting an assessment as soon as possible. If you are serious about your sport then don't wait until your injury worsens before seeking help...
"I know from personal experience just how frustrating it is when injury prevents you playing your chosen sport. Last year I suffered from a bilateral ACL tear which, as those of you who are clued up will know, is a serious knee injury which has kept me out of action now for many months…"
"It is very frustrating not being able to perform to your best potential but injuries are an inevitable consequence of sporting activity…"
"The trick is to avoid further injury by healing and rehabilitating as quickly as possible but without pushing yourself too soon, which could set you back even longer..."
"I was so grateful for the help he (Edward) gave me. My low back injury just wasn't improving until he explained what was happening..."
Richie didn't realise was suffering from the early stages of a slipped (prolapsed) disc...
"...I just thought I had pulled a muscle but after a simple assessment we discovered it was more serious and what I had been doing was actually making the problem worse..."
This is a common story. Almost everybody tries to make it better by doing something they have heard from a friend or seen on TV but more often than not this will worsen the symptoms because a proper diagnosis has not been made...
"...I had been using a hot water bottle instead of an ice pack and doing stretches which were placing more pressure on my discs but I just thought they were good for the back..."
Again, this is a very common mistake. Knowing whether to use hot or cold is not as simple as you might think. And contrary to popular belief stretching can be quite damaging if not performed correctly.
"...Thankfully Edward really knew his stuff and before long I was able to move properly again and just three weeks later I returned to playing Basketball..." Richie, Clows Top