Sports Injury

Put yourself in expert hands

Did you get injured while playing your favourite sport or was it a random or awkward movement that triggered it?


Whatever the cause for your pain, when you come to see us we will start with a precise assessment of the injury. This will help us get you back to training and moving normally as quickly as possible and make sure the injury doesn’t come back.

Get back in the game

A sports injury doesn’t have to be an injury caused by exercise. The term is used for all injuries that are caused by sudden trauma or a repetitive activity on a muscle or joint. If it hurts and limits your ability to be active and go about your life, it needs your attention.

To be able to get treatment and pain relief, your sports injury doesn’t need to be acute or recent. Often we see patients with chronic pain that has been lingering in the background. This can be disruptive and limit you physically without you even realising it.

Whenever we are dealing with a sports injury, we first want to identify the exact area that is affected. After a detailed assessment, we will be able to give you a diagnosis and an idea on how long and what it will take to get better.

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What happens next?

When you suffered a sports injury, we follow a proven treatment protocol:


  1. Ease the pain: We will help your body recover by calming the pain, the inflammation and bruising.
  2. Rehabilitation: To get you back on your feet, we will establish a bespoke rehab programme for you.
Taping to treat sports injuries
Exercises to treat sports injuries

What can be done about it?

During the first days following your injury or operation, we have the choice of several treatments to help your recovery, e.g.:


  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping
  • TENS
  • Electrotherapy
  • Advice on brace if required


At this point during your rehab process, your body needs rest to get over the trauma. This is an important step to recovery and the sooner you can be seen by a physiotherapist, the better!


Next step is to get you back to strength. This means that as soon as your injured muscle, tendon, ligament or joint can start to move, we will encourage it to move. Doing this as soon as possible and in the right way will help you heal faster.

It’s very important to time and plan this phase of your rehabilitation right. Do too much too soon and you will risk another injury. We all have heard of someone resting for a few weeks after an injury, just to go back to training and injure themselves all over again.

The right loading strategy is what will make all the difference. Additionally, we will look at the reasons for your injury. This will help us decrease the risk of anything like that happening again.

Typical sports injuries

Here is a list of the most common injuries we treat in our physiotherapy clinic in Dunfermline, Fife:


  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • SLAP repair
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder decompression
  • Tennis or golfers elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries of the wrist and the hand
  • Thumb dislocation
  • Total hip replacement
  • Hip/groin muscle injuries
  • Quads/hamstrings tear
  • Total knee replacement
  • ACL/PCL repair
  • Meniscus repair
  • Knee tendinitis
  • Patella dislocation
  • Calf and Achilles tendon tear
  • Ankle tendinitis