Triathlon-related injuries at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

TRIATHLON-RELATED INJURIES

Mastering three disciplines takes an extraordinary amount of time and training. Triathletes routinely push their bodies to the limits. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that triathlon-related injuries occur. It is quite common for triathletes to keep pushing through the pain. However, it is important to differentiate between the good pain that accompanies a hard training session and pain that lingers, which denotes an injury. Rest, ice, compression, painkillers can all help to alleviate the pain. However, sometimes this is not enough. With the next race just around the corner, most triathletes are keen to return to full fitness as soon as possible. Triathletes need to see a specialist that understands them, that knows what they are sacrificing and what they are putting their bodies through. And perhaps most importantly, they need somebody that knows what is required to get better.

SOME STATISTICS

In one of the largest studies on triathlon injuries to date, researchers found that more than a third of triathletes experienced an injury during the competition season. Moreover, approximately 80% of these injuries were overuse injuries. Here at The Putney Clinic we understand overuse injuries and we strongly advocate injury prevention. We will work with you to develop your strength, flexibility and endurance. By doing this, we aim to minimise your risk of injury in the future.

COMMON TRIATHLON-RELATED INJURIES

Some of the most common triathlon-related injuries include:

  • Anterior knee pain
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder problems
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Plantar fasciitis

TRIATHLON INJURY MANAGEMENT AT THE PUTNEY CLINIC

If you have a current injury that is affecting your triathlon training, a recurrent injury that just refuses to get better, or want to know how to prevent injuries happening in the first place, come and see one of our experts for a complete review. We offer a complete triathlete injury management and prevention service. This service is led by Dr Courtney Kipps, a respected consultant in sports medicine and medical director of the London Triathlon. In conjunction with experts in osteopathy, podiatry, sports massage and physiotherapy, we can quickly assess and treat your injury under one roof. We can also arrange consultations with cutting edge sports scientists, coaches and personal trainers through our partners. In addition to this, we can also offer you a bespoke bike setup analysis.

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.