Sanderstead Physio

What to expect when visiting a Physiotherapist 

Thankfully, it is not often that we find ourselves needing to go to the Physiotherapist. For some of us it is a very rare occasion indeed and the thought of the unknown can be off putting. What will I be asked to do? What exercise may I be asked to do? What can I expect on the first visit? are all questions that may be running through your mind. Here at Sanderstead Physio we appreciate ... read more
08 May 2014 15:39:00 Categories: Bad Back Croydon Physiotherapist Croydon Physiotherapy

Cricket injuries and how to prevent them! 

cricket injuryCricket is one of the world’s most popular sports, after Football. What can beat a lazy sunny Summers Saturday watching or playing Cricket? Here in Croydon, there are plenty of opportunities to watch as well as to play cricket especially with many Surrey Cricket matches often played at Whitgift School.

But, of course it is not likely you will encounter injuries whilst watching but playing is a different kettle of fish. This sport can cause several types of injuries including cuts, bruising, fractures, sprains, and strains etc. When batting you have a  high chance of sustaining impact injuries to the face, hand or finger. Shoulder and back injuries are most commonly found with  bowlers. You can prevent injuries during a cricket game in several ways. You must know yourself and sport, keep the surroundings and environment safe, wear all of the precautionary gear and always be prepared. Sometimes, severe injuries can be caused due to lack of concentration during the game.

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25 April 2014 16:42:00

Common cycling injuries and their treatments 

Cycling is the passion and hobby of many people  all over the world and in recent years has become very popular in the UK. Many cyclists will experience a cycling injury once in their life. Many cycling injuries occur from high speed falls. A cycling injury is often an impact injury causing knee pain, neck pain, sciatica, hip pain and back pain.

Most of the common cycling injuries occur from collisions at comparatively high speeds. Due to the nature of cycling being a low impact exercise most of the injuries can be prevented by following some simple steps.


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Achilles Tendinosis – how to treat this common injury? 

Achilles Tendonisis is an injury where there are little tears of Achilles tendon just above the heel. This type of problem creates weakness, stiffness, swelling and pain from where the joins to the heel with calf muscles. This type of injury often occurs due to the repetitive nature of some sports or activities. Most runners face a high chance of suffering from this injury at some point in ... read more
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