Physiotherapy in Uxbridge

Sports Injury Treatment at Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex

Possible Injuries in a gym workout and how to prevent them

The Sherwood clinic provides physiotherapy services in Uxbridge at Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex.

Sports PhysiotherapistsOur ever-growing sedentary lifestyle has meant that we have to ensure our bodies get the exercise and workout it needs by making an effort to attend a Gym, attend exercise, Pilates and Yoga classes, and participate in sports. Workout in the Gym can provide many benefits; it can improve the cardiovascular stamina, it can improve muscle strength and flexibility and above all, it can induce stress relief! Regular exercise can keep your weight in check, control diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol, improve your immunity, and keep you healthy.

It is important to ensure that one takes full precautions prior to exercising in the gym.

If you have a medical condition, or if you are over 45 years of age, it is advisable to check with your medical health professional before you take up the gym activities. It is important to warm up and cool down before you do your workout.

In a Gym set up, an injury to the muscles or joints can be sustained by simply overexerting yourself. In a recent Australian study* in 2015, the researchers found that the main cause of injuries related to general free weight activities (52.6% of this activity) and group exercise classes (35.9%). Free weight training without adequate professional guidance and instructions can result in an injury.

Injuries can result in muscular strain such as hamstrings, gastroc or biceps strain, ankle or wrist sprain, knee ligament sprain, tendonitis, injury to the rotator cuff of the shoulder, shin splints to name a few.

Our Sherwood team at Uxbridge Physiotherapy Clinic is based at the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex. Our physiotherapists are skilled at pinpointing the root cause of an injury and treating it. The aim is to manage acute pain using a variety of treatment techniques, improving and maintaining physical performance. We offer complete rehabilitation of the injury and work with you to set and achieve the goals. We place a strong emphasis on education to prevent the re-occurrence of the injury. Some of the techniques our Uxbridge Physiotherapy team use range from manual manipulation, mobilizing soft tissue and joints to improve circulation; help reduces the swelling, and relax overly tense muscles in spasm and soft tissue. We may use electric nerve stimulation, acupuncture, and correct movement patterns to improve symptoms of pain and regain normal movement.

Appointments can be booked by calling on 0208 869 0000 or email us if you require more information.

*Gray and Finch Injury Epidemiology (2015) 2:6


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