Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation

What is Sports Rehabilitation?

This specific speciality of physiotherapy combines classic orthopaedic 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


What conditions Sports Physiotherapy treats and manages manages?

  • 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 Injury Management?

Our therapists use their clinical physiotherapy knowledge, our physical assessment and testing can lead us to diagnose whether the part in question has been damaged and how severely, where we 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 Sports Rehabilitation?

This information shall then help guide you through your rehabilitation journey where we here at Perfect Balance strive to assist each client in reaching the following goals

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

Goal 2: is to 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 in order to help you reach your targets we utilise the following testing and treatment tools in order to maximise your recovery potential. 

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

Is that niggle in your calf when running not going away?

Is your shoulder pain still stopping you finishing 18 holes?

Do 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 half way 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. 

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