The human body is amazingly robust and is designed to run, walk, climb and move.
However, playing sport can result in the occasional injury. Most improve rapidly with relative rest and gradual return to sport. But what do you do when the same injuries return? This is what we specialise in and getting to the root cause of the problem rapidly resolves the pain and allows you to return to sport quickly.
Stress on muscles and tendons is normal but if these forces change rapidly the result can be pain and inability to continue our sport. We see many people who have already had many forms of treatment but have failed to improve. Treating local tissues with massage and stretching will not give longterm results if you still continue to run in an abnormal way or fail to rotate correctly during golf or playing football. After a detailed assessment we explain your problem and give you the tools to help get out of this situation.
Additionally, by improving pain and repeat injury performance is often increased. For example, running gives a painful knee, but by changing how the foot hits the ground the forces on the knee are reduced and the efficiency of running improves. Less pain and more speed!
These are the common sporting injuries we see at the clinic:
• Muscle strains
• Back pain
• Medial tibial pain (Shin splints)
• Plantar fasciitis
• Lateral/medial elbow pain (Tennis, Golfer’s elbow)
• Shoulder instability/trauma
• Finger pulley injury
• Cycling injuries
Knee pain in runners and what you can do about it.
The problem of ‘core stability’.
We have highly experienced practitioners with an extensive knowledge base that are committed to giving you a professional service. We pride ourselves on providing high quality Wattbike assessments, treatment, advice and rehabilitation.
We offer the following bike services:
- Physiological assessment and training
- Injury rehabilitation
- Bike/rider set up
Wattbike assessment – What benefits?
If you have either bought your first bike or have years of cycling experience, we have the staff who can optimise your cycling technique, increase performance and help if you have an injury. Ian Brocklesby, Matt Withycombe, Mat Thompson and Dave Shirley are all committed cyclists who have worked with professional cycling teams and have gained valuable experience to help you.
Wattbike now at Hallamshire Physiotherapy
Wattbike was created by British Cycling to allow everyone to train test and measure performance in such a way that has never been done before. Used by many of the worlds’ elite cyclists and triathletes to help maximise their strength, speed and power. Within seconds you can start accurately measuring your power output, your pedalling technique and heart rate.
What benefits can you expect from regular use of our Wattbike
- Optimise you as an individual
- Reduce your risk of injury
- Optimise your bike by getting the correct set up, analysis & advice
- Increase your power
- Increase your speed
- Maximise your potential
Unfortunately, due to gravity or repeated loads all cyclists experience pain and discomfort. Most problems improve with time, but if they don’t we have the highly trained staff who will get you cycling again.
Common cycling problems include:
- Lower back and hips
Bike set up
Optimising your position on the bike will help improve performance and reduce the risk of injuries. Balancing how your body works to the demands of cycling is not straight forward and we too often see the effects of incorrect advice and set up.
Bike set up will:
- Set the optimum riding position for you on the bike
- Prevent or help treat injuries
- Optimise your cycling position to maximise performance
Read more about our bike fit Sheffield service.