rugby injuries

At Newcastle Physiotherapy we are experts in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of rugby players and rugby related injuries. We are lucky enough to benefit from the vast skills and experience of Daniel Farnell. Daniel is the former first team physiotherapist of Blaydon Rugby Club. He helps to ensure all of our physiotherapists are up to date with the latest, evidence based treatment and rehabilitation techniques for rugby players of all levels. We even offer a ‘Rugby Screening’, designed for injury prevention and performance enhancement. After all we’d much rather treat you to maintain and enhance your fitness rather than treat you after an avoidable injury! Inquire about our screening here.

Rugby related injuries we treat and rehabilitate successfully every day at our clinic include:

  • Fractured 5th metatarsals
  • Turf toe
  • Sprained/torn ankle ligaments
  • Sprained/torn knee ligaments (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
  • Meniscal (knee cartilage) tears
  • Soft tissue injuries (Hamstring, calf, quadriceps, gluteal)
  • Achilles tendon injuries/tendonitis
  • Patella tendon injuries/tendonitis
  • Patello-femoral joint (knee cap) pain

  • Stress fractures of heel or shin
  • Labral tears of the hip
  • Hip flexor injuries/tendonitis
  • Sportsman’s hernia/Gilmores groin
  • Sacroilliac Joint and lower back pain
  • AC Joint disruption (collar bone)
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Hand, wrist and elbow fractures and soft tissue injuries
  • Neck fractures or soft tissue injuries
  • Thoracic spine and rib injuries

How we treat

At Newcastle Physiotherapy we recommend a thorough assessment in order to diagnose the cause or determine the extent of your injury. It is imperative to receive the correct diagnosis in order to treat the condition successfully. At Newcastle Physiotherapy, rugby is one of our special interests so you can be confident in accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment designed specifically for you. We may

use an array of treatment approaches, dependent on your condition which may include:

  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Specific soft tissue massage and mobilisation
  • Progressive core stability and functional exercise rehabilitation
  • Postural and ergonomic advice
  • Muscle Energy techniques
  • Acupuncture and dry needling
  • Sports and functional fascial taping/li

If we decide that your condition requires further investigation such as X-ray or MRI we also have the facility to refer you privately if you so wish. You will usually be offered an appointment time with 48 hours and receive your results within 5-7 days.