The Physio Rooms Woodvale

Muscles Strains and Tears

Muscle strains and tears are a very common presentation at The Physio Rooms Woodvale. Due to the large range of potential strains and tears the below article is by no means exhaustive. However, muscle injuries do have common themes whether it be a strain to your biceps or your hamstrings. Most muscle injuries will take approximately 6 weeks to heal so it is very important that treatment and rehabilitation is carried through to ensure that you are well prepared for a return to sport/work or recreational activities.

Common Symptoms:

  • Acute pain in a muscle group after using excessive force or during running/sports
  • Aching/soreness in the muscle with ongoing use
  • Bruising and/or swelling over the affected areas (will indicate a tear)
  • Unable to fully use the affected muscle group for usual activities

What Can We Do?

Hand On Physiotherapy:

This includes a number of treatment techniques aimed to reduce symptoms, restore mobility and improve function. They may include:

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Dry needling
  • Taping
  • Stretching
  • Tubigrip application (for swelling)

Exercise Based Physiotherapy:

Exercise based physiotherapy is essential for the treatment and management of muscle injuries. Your physiotherapist will design a specific exercise program for you based on you individual needs and requirements. Some of the exercises might include:

  • Muscle activation exercises (during the early phase of injury).
  • Individual muscle strengthening to maintain capacity of muscles surrounding the injured area
  • Full body exercises or modifications to exercises to ensure that fitness is not lost during the early phase if injury.
  • Advanced strengthening exercises targeted towards the injured muscle to allow a safe return to work or sport.

All of our patients will have the option to carry out their rehabilitation exercises one to one with their physiotherapist or take part in one of our exercise classes in our on site gym.

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Working hours:

Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm

Saturday: 8am to 12pm

Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Working hours:

Monday to Friday:
8am to 7pm

8am to 12pm

Sunday & Holidays: Closed