rugbyRugby is a very tough and competitive sport with a high risk of injury. The impacts and tackles can have a toll on your body’s joints and muscles.

The main causes of rugby related injuries are overuse, weak muscles, not warming up/cooling down properly, use of inadequate equipment such as poor fitting shoes, impacts such as tackles, scrums, falls & bumps, twisting, and rapid stopping and starting motion.

The most common sites of injury occur in the head, neck and shoulders, groin, knee, achilles, back and muscular strains in legs and arms as well as other joints, ligaments and soft tissue structures.

What do you feel?

Symptoms include pain, restriction/stiffness, muscular tightness, spasms, numbness, Pins and needles, weakness, fatigue, awkwardness of motion, swelling, cramping, pinching/catching, sharp shooting pain, and burning. Improper mechanical use of the body can lead to various instability injuries such as groin strain, sprained ankles, shoulder impingement and joint instability.

What to do?

The practitioners at Chidi Lynn Proactive have helped many rugby players recover from injuries such as recurring groin strain and stinger injuries through to optimising performance and is well experienced in the injuries that can occur on and off the pitch. It’s not only about speeding up the recovery process, but improving your mechanics allowing you to be your best for you and your team and helping to avoid further injury.

If your body is not performing how you would like, it is worth having a consult with us to establish the cause. If your pain is beyond our scope of practice, you will be referred and advised accordingly for the appropriate therapy/investigations.

If it is within our scope, we can work with you to help restore your body to its natural mechanics and relieve the tightness enabling the body to self-heal and regulate; as well as discuss the best way to prevent re-occurrence.

What would it be like to be pain free, functioning and enjoying ‘normal’ again?

Call now and get checked on 01732 897550

What do you need help with?

If you are not sure if our practice is right for you, come in and talk to us. We offer a free, no obligation consultation. If our treatments are not indicated, we can advise you on a more appropriate course of action.