Sports injuries

How yoga can help with tennis injuries

HOW YOGA CAN HELP WITH TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis is a sport that combines strength, endurance and has explosive unpredictable complex patterns. Common injuries often associated with recreational tennis include: rotator cuff tendinopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons) and tennis elbow (ECRB). As well as this, there is a host of other back and knee injuries. In this post, we will look at how yoga can help with tennis injuries. HOW CAN YOGA HELP? The shortening of muscles and lack of adequate strength is a…

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LEARN MORE ABOUT TENNIS INJURIES

The tennis season is underway. It’s not just the pros that get injured. Here are a few stats on the most common types of tennis injury, when the injuries occur (training v competition) and how likely they are to recur: If you would like more advice on how to stay injury free, please do get in touch. At the Putney Clinic we have a dedicated sports injury clinic. Email us on info@putneyclinic.co.uk or call 020 8789 3881

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DON’T LET YOURSELF BE SIDELINED BY TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis season has begun and don’t let yourself be sidelined by tennis injuries. Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can start playing from the age of 4, using softer, slower balls and smaller rackets on modified courts to make the game easier and more fun, gradually progressing to regular rackets, balls and courts. Older…

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ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED?

ARE YOUR PROBLEMS CONNECTED? It is not uncommon to have more than one problem in the body simultaneously. This surprises many people but as osteopaths, this is actually something we see very often. This is good news for patients, who may find resolution to several persistent problems. However, the key is finding the primary problem. PRIMARY PROBLEMS AND SECONDARY EFFECTS Achilles tendon injuries can take months to recover, during which time a slight limp can develop and put strain on…

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AVOIDING INJURY & ILLNESS DURING ENDURANCE TRAINING

When training for endurance events such as the Marathon and triathlons it is easy to sustain injuries. It is equally important to take into account factors such as the weather and pre-existing illnesses and injuries when training for endurance sports. Failing to do so, you put yourself at risk of making yourself ill or making your injury worse. In this article, Sports Medicine Physician and Medical Director of the London Marathon, Dr Courtney Kipps, offers advice for avoiding injury and…

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)

ITB: SIX THINGS I HAVE LEARNT

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) is a common sporting injury, especially among cyclists. Team GB Triathlete Nick Busca, who is a patient at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy, sustained this type of injury earlier in the season and it worsened after competing at the World Championships in the summer. In this article he tells us how a combination of massage, osteopathy and physiotherapy have helped him on the road to recovery from injury.

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Common Cycling Injuries

EIGHT COMMON CYCLING INJURIES

There are two main types of cycling injuries. Those caused by falling off (acute injury), which often result in fractures, contusions, abrasions and concussion. And then there are the more common overuse injuries caused by the repetitive nature of cycling including overtraining, biomechanical stresses (often due to muscle imbalances) and incorrect bike set-up.

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Long Cycling Events

LONG CYCLING EVENTS

Finally the Tour de France is here! The most important race in the cycling calendar is just around the corner. This means hours and hours spent in front of the TV or following live tweets and coverage. And lest not forget the endless attempts at replicating the professional riders’ performances at Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park. Here Team GB Triathlete Nick Busca tells us how he winds down after long cycling events.

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Groin and Hamstring Injuries

GROIN AND HAMSTRING INJURIES

Shock results and below par performances aside, serious injuries have been conspicuous in their absence in this year’s World Cup, which can only be a positive. However, as we reach the knockout rounds, the intensity of competition will increase. Extra time and penalty shoot outs will add to the physical burden players are subjected to, thus increasing the likelihood of cramp, and groin hamstring injuries.

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