Sports Injury treatment

At Hardiman Performance our team of osteopaths and sports massage therapists are perfectly placed to help you return to sport after your sporting injury. Every one of our team of sports injury treatment specialists has experience in competitive sport not only as a therapist but also as an athlete. We understand how frustrating it can be when suffering with injuries. Our focus is to get your back better than you were before your injury in the quickest time frame possible.

Below we have included some detail on common sporting injuries we see regularly in clinic.

Runners Knee/ITB Syndrome

Runners knee, also known as ITB syndrome occurs when ITB tension causes excessive friction over the outside of the knee. This leads to inflammation, pain and limitations in training. Although common in runners, this injury is certainly not exclusive to this group of individuals.

With the correct management and rehabilitation ITB syndrome (Runners knee) can recover very quickly. Our team of sports injury treatment specialists are highly trained to recognise the biomechanical factors which have lead to your pain thus able to indentify the route cause and prevent future flare ups.

Our treatment for ITB syndrome involves a combination of manual therapy, mobility work and strengthening.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder’s rely on muscular integrity for their structural position and function. Any imbalance in the muscular integrity around the shoulder can cause pain and limitations in function. For most individuals, full shoulder function is not required in every day life but for athletic/sporty types it is very important.

The most common type of sporting shoulder injury we treat at Hardiman Performance is the rotator cuff strain. These small muscles which attach your shoulder to your shoulder blade are highly important for shoulder function. It is common to strain these during repetitive activities such as weight training, gymnastics, and martial arts.

Other shoulder injuries related to sport in which we treat in clinic include recurrent dislocations, A/C sprains, labral tears, bicep tendinopathy and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Knee Injury

Knee injuries are common in sporty individuals due to the unstable nature of the knee joint itself. The knee joint is designed to increase movement efficiency and power in locomotion (walking). It does this job very well.

Its shape however means that it has to rely very strongly on the use of its ligaments for stability. It is essentially two bones stacked on top of each other. Through most movements these vital ligaments are on stretch and prevent the knee from excessive movement. In sport where movement becomes unpredictable, these ligaments are prone to injury.

At Hardiman Performance we have developed a solid structure to rehabilitate the ligaments of the knee. If surgery is required we have solid prehabilitation and rehabilitation programmes in place to encourage the best outcomes possible.

Other sports injuries effecting the knee which our osteopaths at Hardiman Performance Luton treat include Meniscal tears, cartilage injury, hamstring/quadricep strain/tears and bursitis.

Lateral Ankle Sprain

A lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common sporting injuries our team of sports injury treatment specialists see at Hardiman Performance clinic Luton. This sprain, commonly termed an inversion sprain occurs when you traumatically turn over on your ankle on a inward direction.

There are varying degrees of potenital damage which can occur to ligaments, bones and muscles from these type of sprains. Our team of sports injury treatment specialists can help to diagnose the extent of the damage and in the short term provide effective relief from pain and swelling.

More long term we can provide focussed rehabilitation programmes to get your ankle back to full health and in order to prevent further occurances of ankle sprains.

Groin Strain

Groin strains and injuries are highly common in sporting individuals. They are partcularly prominent in athletes with a history of frequent sport participation in adolescence.

Pain in the groin area can be related to many different structures and there are a variety of common groin conditions with see and treat daily in clinic. These include hernias, labral tears, psoas dysfunction, adductor tendinopathy, FAI and Gilmore’s groin.

Whatever the cause of your groin pain, our team are ready to help you get back to your best and free from injury in the shortest time possible.