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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.


re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion - Noun

Re (again) + Habitare (make fit)

​To restore / improve:

  • Joint mobility

  • Muscle capacity

  • Strength power and plyometric condition

  • Athletic movement skills and patterns

  • Sporting ability and performance

  • Independent long-term management

  • Return to competition


To reduce:

  • Pain, swelling, and stiffness

  • Fear of movement

  • Muscle wasting 

  • Tissue overload and/or underload

  • Breakdown, burnout, and dropout

  • Injury risk and 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 are not limited to:

  • Muscle tears (hamstring tear when running)

  • Ligament sprains (ankle rolling)

  • Join dislocations (shoulder / AC joint)

  • Bone breaks and fractures

  • Tissue rupture (knee meniscus and ACL ruptures)

  • Overuse injuries (tendinopathies: planta fasciitis, achilles, high hamstring, tennis elbow, shoulder impingement, athletic groin pain, runners knee)

  • Traction apophytis (Osgood-Schlatter, Sinding-Larsen-Johanson Syndrome, & 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 categorize 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 help us guide you through your rehabilitation journey here at Perfect Balance, where we 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 maximizing your recovery potential.

Functional movement analysis
Return to Play Testing (RTP)
Running gait analysis
Training periodization
Blood flow restriction training
Strength and condition 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. 

Our Sports Physiotherapists

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