THE COCCYX – A REAL PAIN IN THE BUTT

Following on from the bruising post I thought it may be useful to look at other impact injuries. One that particularly stands out is the coccyx or tailbone. At some point in sport most people will have landed on their butt and it hurts. It tends to be the injury that...

Bruising from sports injuries

Bruising from sports injuries

Being a sports therapist I see a lot of bruises and they come in many unique shapes and sizes. You get the weird looks but most athletes tend to see them as a sign of achievement and that you’ve earned them – I do anyway!

Why me? The mental side of injury

Why me? The mental side of injury

Why me? The mental side of injury Following on from the last blog post I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the mental side of injury – hopefully you agree. With any injury it is not just physical, it is important to recognize the psychological challenges...

Oh snap! How to survive with a broken ankle

Oh snap! How to survive with a broken ankle

After the last blog post, I thought why not keep it logical for once and look at the unfortunate alternative – broken ankle. With an ankle break the rehab is pretty similar to that of a sprain following a period of immobilisation, with a bit more caution and patience...

Recovering from a sports ankle injury

Recovering from a sports ankle injury

It is important in any injury to have an understanding of how to deal with it, otherwise how are you meant to begin recovering from a sports ankle injury? It is your body, your ankle injury, your problem, so get to work! But where do I start I hear you ask? Well I’m...

Physio Blog - by Amy Brown

As well as skating for Newcastle Roller Girls, Amy is also a sports therapist and has a keen interest in most sports. She has worked in various settings including professional football, women’s premiership rugby, 2012 Olympics and superleague netball. Having undertaken a range of postgraduate training, Amy is also a Kinesio taping practitioner and member of the Society of Sports Therapists.

Alongside providing injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation within sport she also works in private clinics treating both athletes and the general public.

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