Reduce The Risk of Injury & Speed Up Recovery - Sports Injury Q&A with Virginia Williams Physiotherapy, Cardiff

By Malcolm | 6th November 2017 | General

Who are you and where are you based?

Virginia Williams Physiotherapy based at the Llandaff Clinic, Llandaff North, Cardiff.

What are the most common sports-related injuries you see?

The most common sports-related injuries I see are ankle ligament strains

What's your top tip for reducing the risk of injury?

Injuries often happen through pushing the body too hard, therefore, aim to get fit to play your sport.

Are there any ways people can speed up their recovery?

Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation (RICE) for 48 hours following the injury is a good way to speed up recovery. Ice packs/frozen peas etc should be wrapped in a tea towel to avoid burns to the skin and applied for approx 15 minutes every 2-3 hours.

What should people look for when choosing a treatment provider?

You should always make sure your physio is chartered and state registered.

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