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American Football injuries

General Advice

Common American Footballing injuries involve strains, sprains and contusions to the lower limb and shoulder. More catastrophic but less frequent injuries include spinal injuries and fractures.

Every injury is unique, so self managing your injury doesn't necessarily involve following a standard set of exercises. However we encourage you to first explore our injury advice and read our articles

To greatly improve your chance in succeeding to self manage your injury, our expert team of Chartered Physiotherapists (Physical Therapists) can help. You can choose a physio with the right specialist skills who can provide you with a personalised treatment programme


Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.


Useful links

Editors Choice 

  • NFL The official NFL website

Personalised treatment

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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.


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