Muscle injuries occur when some or all of the fibres fail to cope with the demands placed upon them; with the most commonly injured muscles being the hamstring, quadriceps and gastrocnemius. All three of these muscles are bi-arthrodial (cross two joints) and thus it could be hypothesised that this is the reason they are more vulnerable to injury.
Muscle injuries may require further investigation through MRI or ultrasound scans; at Private GP Services UK St Albans clinic, you will have fast access to imaging to confirm your diagnosis and formulate a management programme to help get you back to your activities as soon as possible. Depending on the severity and location of the injury will dictate what exercises you can do at different stages of your rehab, however common treatment strategies for muscle injuries includes:
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Our sports medicine services are suitable for people with a range of common injuries such as sports injuries, tendon injuries, muscle strains, ligament strains, fractures, post operation rehabilitation, low back pain, neck pain, concussion, sciatica, osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis and more.
Initial Physiotherapy Assessment (45 minutes, for NEW patients) £80
Follow Up Physiotherapy Consultation (30 minutes) £65
Sports Medicine Consultation Including Ultrasound, with Dr Raj Subbu (30 minutes) £120
Dr Raj Subbu, a Cardiff Medical School graduate, specialises in Sports and Exercise Medicine, focusing on musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries and concussion. As the Lead Club Doctor for Saracens Rugby Club, he holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Injection Therapy and Interventions.
Jonathan, Lead Physiotherapist at Private GP Services, excels in musculoskeletal injuries and sports rehabilitation, especially lower limb pathologies. With eleven years at Saracens rugby club and experience in private practice and elite sports consultations, he brings expertise to the St Albans clinic.