Acute Sports Injuries


Acute Sports Injuries

Here at Activate Physio, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience in treating all manner of sporting injuries. Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior or a not so regular exerciser, we have the tools available to help guide you back to your best after an injury occurs.

With an acute sporting injury, it is essential following a comprehensive assessment to establish a clear diagnosis and prognosis regarding which structures as involved and what degree of damage has occurred. Occasionally, we may need more in-depth investigation through the use of imaging (eg, MRI) to help create a suitable onward management plan which we can facilitate.

After a diagnosis and prognosis is established, a plan will be created outlining a clear strategy to progress through each phase of rehab, from the hyperacute to returning to play. Nothing will be left to chance as clear objectives will be set and monitored throughout the process to ensure that you become a more robust and conditioned version of yourself.

Our therapists have a wide range of skills and specialist interests regarding sporting injuries and exercise so you will be in capable hands during your rehab journey.

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Client Testimonials

SJ's wealth of experience and genuine passion for his job is his biggest asset, coupled with his ability to forge a relationship with a client on a professional and a personal level. He found a solution to my long-term lower back problems, not only by treating the symptoms but finding the root cause of the issue. It allowed me to continue my career as a professional rugby player with the Newcastle Falcons and I will always be grateful that our paths crossed.

Carlo Del Fava

BBC Sport, Former Italian International

After becoming injured earlier in the year I came to Activate Physio for help. SJ quickly isolated the issues and provided a programme of exercises to correct imbalances that had caused the problems. This enabled me to resume training quicker than expected with stronger and more efficient form. I would highly recommend Activate Physiotherapy to anyone in need of professional sports treatment.

Lucas Longman

Heaton Harriers

Having both coached Andy as an athlete & then worked alongside him as a colleague, I can't recommend his services and knowledge enough! He is a true professional and gentlemen to work with and always makes sure his service is of the highest standard. Having a team of international and Olympic athletes to cater for, I only use the best in the business and that is what you get with Andy!

John Trembley

USA Olympic Gold Medalist Coach

As an international and Olympic athlete I set my expectations very high when working with coaching and medical staff. I thoroughly recommend Andy Thirlwell to anyone looking to gain and edge in their sporting performance!

Barry Murphy

2012 Olympian, European Silver Medalist

I highly recommend Andy Thirlwell. His knowledge & expertise are world class. Working with Andy will take your sporting performance to the next level along with improving your over all health!

Ryk Neethling

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist & World Record Holder

SJ is a great Physio. I've known him for years, and can highly recommend him. Obviously passionate about his profession, he is hard working, conscientious, encouraging, and positive. If you want first-class treatment with a smile, SJ is your man.

Euan Murray

Former Scotland International