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Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

This specific specialty of physiotherapy combines classic orthopedic testing of traumatic injuries, dynamic movement assessments and understanding of how the body’s physiology responds to the demands of vigorous exercise or activities and sports that require higher performance.


To restore / Improve


  • Joint Mobility

  • Muscle Capacity

  • Strength Power and Plyometric Condition

  • Athletic Movement Skills & Patterns

  • Sporting Ability and Performance

  • Independent Long-term Management

  • Return to Competition


re·​ha·​bil·​i·​ta·​tion - Noun

Re (Again) +  Habitare (make fit)

To reduce 

  • Pain, Swelling and Stiffness

  • Fear of Movement

  • Muscle Wasting (Atrophy)

  • Tissue Overload &/or Underload

  • Breakdown, Burnout and Dropout

  • Injury Risk & Repeated Injury  

  • Time Out of Training


Consult with Our Sports Physiotherapist in Abu Dhabi

Perfect Balance provides the highest standard of examinations, diagnosis, and bespoke treatment for each client. Our team is dedicated to creating personalized options for your recovery and rehabilitation.

Sports physical therapy treatment

Our physiotherapists are highly qualified and experienced in treating and managing different injuries. After carefully assessing your requirements, we create a custom approach to ensure you have a successful and smooth recovery. Here are some of the common conditions we address but not limited to:

  • Muscle Tears (Hamstring tear when running)

  • Ligament Sprains (Ankle Rolling)

  • Joint Dislocations (Shoulder / AC Joint)

  • Bone Breaks and Fractures

  • Tissue Rupture (Knee Meniscus and ACL Ruptures)

  • Overuse Injuries (Tendinopathies: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles, High Hamstring, Tennis Elbow, Shoulder Impingement, Athletic Groin Pain, Runners Knee)

  • Traction Apophysitis (Osgood-Schlatter, Sinding Larsen Johansson & Sever’s Disease)

  • Running Related Injuries and Pain

What is sports injury physiotherapy or injury management?

Our sports injury specialists use their clinical physiotherapy knowledge, physical assessment and testing which leads them to diagnose whether the part in question has been damaged and how severely. Our sports physio would categorise your injury using the following fields

  • Type of injury acquired (Traumatic, Overuse)

  • Tissue type affected (bone, muscle, tendon, ligament, nerve)

  • Severity of injury (grade 1,2,3 sprain / strain / rupture / dislocation )

  • Duration of Injury (Acute / Subacute / Chronic)

  • Your Activity or Sport of Choice


What are the goals of sports rehabilitation?

This information shall then help us guide you through your rehabilitation journey where we here at Perfect Balance strive to assist each client in reaching the following goals via a range of techniques, including strength and conditioning, advice on the best route of keeping moving, deep tissue mobilization, dry needling, taping, shockwave therapy, and sports massage.

Goal 1: Firstly, restore tissue health, improve lost range, allow for swelling and pain management if it is traumatic or a post-surgical condition. 

Goal 2: Encourage tissue and muscle capacity to increase to incur the demands of daily life before progressively adapting them to cope with the exertions of sports and exercise. 


Goal 3: We use end stage rehab methods in preparation for “Return to Play” or “Return to Competition”.

When attending Perfect Balance for Sports Rehabilitation and to help you reach your targets, we will continuously monitor your goals to ensure you have reaching and are maximising your recovery potential.

Training Periodisation
movement analysis
Return to Play Testing (RTP)
Blood flow restriction training
GAIT analysis
Strength & conditioning programming

You may wonder why ... 

that niggle in your calf when running not going away...

your shoulder pain still stopping you finishing 18 holes of golf...

you have an event to compete in but just can't seem to get the kilometers completed running and biking because that hamstring pain keeps coming back halfway through...

Book your discovery call with us now, to find out what you need to know about your condition and how we can help get you back to winning ways. 

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What our Sport Rehabilitation patients have to say...


I’m an Ironman triathlete and need Perfect Balance in my life for preventative maintenance and recovery. Amy has started an amazing business. Her team is truly professional and always make you feel like part of the family at the rehab centre.

Jessica Pigott

Having been suffering with a number of injuries and bouncing between Physios across the UAE I had generally accepted that my injuries and pains were going to be part of my life moving forward. I went to Amy for the first time several years ago with no expectations of anything different. I couldn’t have been more wrong. What sets Amy apart from other physios is that she understands that the activities that may have caused the injuries may be part of your lifestyle and does not simply tell you to stop doing something. She works hard at relieving the pain but also understanding the exact cause and ensuring that you as the patient understand this. From there she will help you adjust small aspects of your life and or training along with some self maintenance to ensure you can continue doing the things you like to do. With the work I have done with Amy I have managed to get back to pushing my body to a level I thought was behind me. I cannot thank Amy enough and quite simply I would recommend her and Perfect Balance to everyone.

Toby Cartwright

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