This is a regular feature of introducing some of our businesses and sharing their top tips on sports injuries, recovery and finding treatment
Who are you and where are you based?
Apps Physiotherapy is a small clinic in Romford with just myself currently running and treating patients for physiotherapy. I am the lead physio - Sophie Apps.
What are the most common sports related injuries you see?
I see a range of MSK and sports conditions, with special interest in runners, cyclist and triathletes, so injuries are anything from overuse, repetitive based injuries, one off crashes and post surgery rehabilitation.
What's your top tip for reducing the risk of injury?
This would be to utilise regular strength and conditioning exercises throughout your training, and if you suspect something is up. then get it checked sooner rather than later.
Are there any ways people can speed up their recovery?
You can't cheat natural biology, but there ways to help make the process of returning to sport easier; continue cardio work where possible to avoid the deficit you will naturally have when you are injured. Keep a positive attitude throughout an injury - it does the world of good when it's time for your body to return to the sport you love.
What should people look for when choosing a treatment provider?
Check the provider's history, what qualifications they have and how long they have been working in the industry, do they specialise in anything and is this backed up by extra qualifications etc. For Physios make sure they are HCPC registered and insured. Don't see anyone who isn't.
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