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Injuries whilst travelling

General Advice

Coping with an injury whilst travelling can be especially difficult - where do you go for advice and help in a country whose health system you may not know and language you may not be fluent in? What do you do to minimise the impact of your injury on your travels?

Injuries to watch out for are sprained ankles from uneven pavements or back pain from lifting suitcases and sitting for prolonged periods.

Before setting out, we would encourage you to first explore our injury advice and articles. However, bear in mind that every injury is unique, so self managing your injury doesn't necessarily involve following a standard set of advice and exercises.

You could also try choosing a physio who can provide more help, with the specialist skills to help you to treat your injury through a personalised programme.

Many of the physios have travelled so appreciate the situation you could be in. We will therefore give priority to anyone who is travelling & seeking our help


  • Whiplash Neck Injury

    by Jane Hodgson 9 September 2011

    Whiplash associated disorder, unsually just known as whiplash neck injury, is a soft tissue injury to neck. Whiplash treatment includes the use of pain relief and gentle specific exercise.

  • Flight Compression Socks can they Prevent Flight DVT

    by Jane Hodgson 2 July 2010

    A  DVT is a potentially life threatening condition. Some research shows that flight compression socks can reduce the chances of getting a flight DVT. Other simple preventative measures include movement and basic exercises.

  • 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.

  • Economy Class Syndrome

    by Jane Hodgson 19 June 2009

    Economy class syndrome has become the common name for when a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) forms whilst travelling.

  • Lyme Disease

    by Jane Hodgson 5 May 2009

    Anyone working or doing activities in the countryside should be aware of Lyme disease and should check themselves, their pets and children for ticks after outdoor activities.

  • 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 

  • Thorn tree Lonely planet forums: swap travel ideas, problems and solutions
  • Wanderlust The Uk's leading travel magazine for independent travellers.

Personalised treatment

For the inclusive package of £28, you receive a personalised injury self management programme comprising exercises and expert advice from your chosen physio.

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

Jane Hodgson - Chartered Physiotherapist Jane Hodgson Jane specialises in lower body injuries and has raced competitively in running, orienteering and adventure racing.

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