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Rugby injuries

General Advice

Rugby injuries usually happen as a result of collisions and direct trauma and commonly include concussion, fractures of the clavicle (collar bone), sprains of the acromioclavicular joint (the joint where the collar bone joins the shoulder) contusions on the thigh, and tears of knee ligaments.

Physiobench team member Karen Hellawell has more than ten years experience working with rugby players and has toured with the UK's National Junior Rugby Squad. Carl Chapman is head physio for Featherstone Rovers Rugby League FC

We've got plenty of injury advice a number of articles worth reading. They'll go some way in helping you to self manage your injury.

If you can't fix your injury yourself, you can choose a physio, who has the specialist skills to help you to treat your injury with a personalised programme.


Articles

  • Ankle Exercises for Weak or Unstable Ankles

    by Jane Hodgson 29 September 2010

    Ankle exercises  increase strength, stability and reduce pain. Up to 30% of ankles which have been sprained will go on have long term problems, ankle exercises can reduce these problems.

  • Uses and Benefits of an Exercise Disc Balance Cushion

    by Jane Hodgson 5 May 2010

    An exercise disc balance cushion, which is also sometimes known as a stability disc or wobble cushion, is used to improve balance, strengthen core stability and help children who have special educational needs.

  • Sprained Ankle Treatment

    by Jane Hodgson 5 March 2010

    A sprained ankle is one of the most common leg injuries. Getting the correct sprained ankle treatment will help the injury to heal quicker and prevent reoccurrence.

  • Wobble Board Benefits - Ankle Sprain Rehab

    by Jane Hodgson 9 January 2010

    Wobble board benefits include increasing ankle proprioception and ankle strength. Such post ankle sprain rehab decreases the likleyhood of repeated sprain.

  • Meniscal Injuries

    by Jane Hodgson 8 September 2009

    At 6 injuries per 100,000 of the population meniscal injuries are one of the most common knee injuries, even more so in skiing and sports involving cutting, pivoting and twisting.

  • The Anterior Cruciate Ligament

    by Jane Hodgson 12 January 2009

    It is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the knee and injury to the anterior cruciate ligament will lead to feelings of instability in the knee. Symptoms can be helped with strengthening and exercises

  • Sprained, swollen and turned ankle

    by Jane Hodgson 2 May 2008

    A sprained, swollen or turned ankle is one of the most commonly occurring injuries to the leg. Determining the severity of the sprain is the key to assessing the correct course of treatment.

  • Helping to heal an injury with ice

    by Jane Hodgson 20 April 2008

    It is common to help heal an injury with ice. Deciding whether you should apply ice rather than heat, and for how long can make the difference between helping to heal your injury and making it worse.


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Included in this price is a follow up assessment, which you can choose to take at any time within 3 months folllowing the initial assessment.


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Specialist physios

Karen Hellawell - Chartered Physiotherapist Karen Hellawell Karen has 11 years experience working in professional rugby league and currently provides physiotherapy services at a national level to elite juniors.

Carl Chapman - Chartered Physiotherapist Carl Chapman As head physio for Featherstone Rovers and Ireland Rugby league, Carl specialises in the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries.


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