Sports Injury in Southampton
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A soft tissue injury may involve muscle, fascia, tendons, bursa, ligaments, cartilage, discs, capsules, synovium, nerves, blood vessels, skin and fat pads. Depending on the mechanism of injury; acute, chronic, traumatic, gradual, sudden, overuse etc each of these soft tissue structures have different healing rate and responses, due to varying mechanical properties and blood supply.
Following Steph achieving a First Class Honours and the programme medal award for the highest overall academic grade in her BSc Sport Conditioning, Rehabilitation and Massage, Steph graduated with Distinction from two further Masters; Physiotherapy and Sports Injury and Rehabilitation.
Steph works meticulously to gather key subjective information before gaining a thorough objective examination, observing individual biomechanics, movement patterns, movement dysfunction, asymmetries, uncontrolled movement, muscle length and strength. This identifies the whole picture of an individuals’ entire kinetic chain, providing information on joint mobility, control, stability, strength and insufficiencies.
Steph creates individual and specific rehabilitation programmes, progressing you through each phase of injury; from recovery, healing, loading, return to sport and prevention – no matter the level required.
Steph has extensive knowledge and experience in the world of sport and has had the privilege of working with elite athletes from Premier League footballers, International and County Cricketers, GB Hockey and Taekwondo athletes, amateur New Zealand defence blacks rugby team and various athletes at academy level. Steph continues to work with Southampton Football Club Academy players from U7-U23 years and has taken on the role of a Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist within the NHS treating 10-18 year olds.
Common Sporting Injuries:
- Tennis or Golfers elbow
- Plantar Fascia
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Ankle sprains
- Shoulder pain and Rotator Cuff tendinopathy
- Patellofemoral disorders
- Knee pain
- Knee ligament injuries eg. ACL / MCL
- IT-Band Syndrome / Runner Knee
- Shoulder dislocations
- Shin splints
- FAI (Femoral acetabulum impingement)
- Hip and Groin pain
- AC joint sprains
- Muscle Strain
- Arthritis / joint pain
Bone related injuries:
- Ankle fractures
- Leg fractures
- Patella fracture/ dislocation soulder fracture/dislocation
- Elbow fracture dislocation
- Wrist fractures
- Pelvic fracture
- Osteoporotic fractures
- Insufficiency fractures
- Post traumatic fractures
- Orthopaedic referrals
- Joint replacement rehabilitation eg. Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle.
Steph prides herself on working towards injury prevention and optimal performance, therefore will work with you to identify training needs, adequate footwear, training loads and any variables affecting performance to optimise function and keep you injury free.
Get in touch to book an assessment with Steph today.