Screening for Injury Prevention

Prevention is always better than a cure. Injury prevention is an important aspect of physiotherapy, particularly for those involved in sporting activities such as dance, soccer, basketball, rugby and tennis. Factors that increase your risk of developing an injury include:

  • Muscle Imbalances
  • Joint Hypermobility (increased flexibility)
  • Core Muscle Weakness
  • Poor Sporting Technique e.g. tennis serves
  • Poor Muscle Flexibility
  • Inadequate Warmup
  • Previous Injury
  • Flat Feet
  • Poor Footwear

Here at Bray Physiotherapy we provide a full injury prevention screening. This includes taking a history of your activities, previous injuries and concerns; followed by a full biomechanical assessment to identify any of the risk factors identified above. Should any risk factors be identified, you will be advised on the best way to prevent injury. Often this will include an exercise programme to address muscle imbalances, strengthen core muscles and stabilise joints. You may also be prescribed orthotics to assist with foot mechanics during activity (see Orthotic Prescription). A suitable warm-up may also be provided if required. We can also provide a letter of certification to your coach or manager indicating whether you are fit to participate in sporting activity.