Rowing-related Injuries at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

ROWING-RELATED INJURIES

Rowing was described by P.E. Vernon in 1929 as “a process of continual warfare between the physiological and psychological functions.” In the nearly 90 years since nothing has changed! Rowers still put their bodies through extraordinary riverside battles on a daily basis. As a result, rowing-related injuries are common. The most common type of injuries are through overuse. Therefore, good rowing biomechanics are essential. However, if performed incorrectly, rowing leads to injury.

ROWING INJURIES

Rowing-related injuries can affect just about any part of the body. However, the injury that we most commonly see and treat is chronic back pain. In other instances, we see more unusual conditions such as Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the forearm and stress fractures of the ribs.

COMMON ROWING-RELATED INJURIES

Some common rowing-related injuries include:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip impingement
  • Rotator cuff disorders
  • Rib pain
  • Burnout

SOME STATISTICS

A study of 1600 former collegiate rowers in the USA showed that 32% had a history of back pain. Rowers are also prone to over-training syndrome or “unexplained under-performance syndrome” or, in other words, “burnout”. This refers to prolonged fatigue and reduced performance despite increased training.

ROWING INJURY MANAGEMENT AT THE PUTNEY CLINIC

We offer a complete rowing injury management and prevention service. This service is led by Dr Courtney Kipps, a consultant in sports medicine. In conjunction with experts in physiotherapy, osteopathy, and sports massage, we can quickly assess and treat your injury under one roof. Through our partners, we can also arrange consultations with cutting edge sports scientists, rowing coaches, sports psychologists and personal trainers. Perhaps you currently have an injury that is affecting your rowing training? Maybe you have a recurring injury that just refuses to get better? Or you just want to know how to prevent injuries happening in the first place? If this is so, come and see one of our experts for a complete review.

FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU

We recommend that you complete our free health assessment form and a member of the team will contact you to book an initial consultation with Dr Courtney Kipps or one of our other sports injury specialists. Treatments within our Sports Injury Clinic are difficult to price without first understanding your specific requirements. You can consult our basic sports injury clinic fees here. If you wish to make an appointment at our Sports Injury Clinic, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

"Our ethos is not solely on treatment, but reflects the clinic's aim to promote achievable lifestyle improvements and preventative measures, with a strong emphasis on exercise rehabilitation, suited to your individual needs."

Clive Lathey DO. MSc (Sports Medicine)
Registered Osteopath & Sports Scientist. Founder of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

THE AWARD-WINNING PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Best Family Friendly Business Award at The Wandsworth Business Awards 2016.
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, winner of the Institute of Osteopathy Practice of the Year Award 2017.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CLIENTS

“The physical demands of being an actor often require the services of a professional medical team. Clive and his team of experts help keep me fit and healthy.”

Daniel Radcliffe

Actor

“A professional golfer needs to have a strong and mobile spine. When I had a problem with my back, Clive helped me to achieve this with treatment and exercises.”

Colin Montgomerie OBE

Professional golfer

“Although retired from professional rugby, I dedicate a lot of time to keeping fit. Clive and his excellent team of health professionals keep me healthy and injury free.”

Lawrence Dallaglio MBE, OBE

Ex-England Rugby Player

YOGA MAMA WELLNESS

Working in tandem with our partners at Yoga Mama Wellness, we offer a broad selection of mat-based classes as part of our exercise and injury prevention programme. Our team of highly qualified Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi teachers aim to help you achieve a mind-body balance.

DALLAGLIO FOUNDATION

We are proud to support the Dallaglio Foundation, founded by retired England and British Lions star Lawrence Dallaglio. The foundation helps disadvantaged young people via the RugbyWorks programme. It also organises the biennial Dallaglio Cycle Slam fundraising challenge.

THE CLINIC IN IMAGES

To gain further insight into what we do, take a peek through our image gallery. There are photos from our educational talks, workshops, open day events and charity activities. In addition to this, there are photos kindly submitted by the many elite sports people that we treat in action.

CONTACT US

THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
266 UPPER RICHMOND ROAD,
PUTNEY,
LONDON SW15 6TQ.

TELEPHONE: 020 8789 3881
EMAIL: INFO@PUTNEYCLINIC.CO.UK

OPENING HOURS

  • Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 20:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sundays: Closed
The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy works closely with leading private healthcare insurers such as Bupa, AXA, Aviva, WPA and simplyhealth.