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Sports Injuries

Have you been sidelined by a sports injury that’s keeping you from doing what you love most?

At Hatt’s, we understand the frustration of being unable to participate in your favourite activities. We are here to help you recover and get back to peak performance.

Our team of experienced healthcare professionals specialise in diagnosing and treating sports injuries, tailoring our approach to get you back in the game as quickly as possible.

Are you:

  • Experiencing a sharp, dull, or throbbing pain
  • Noticing inflammation, swelling, or bruising around the affected area
  • Finding your injured area sensitive to touch or that slight pressure causes discomfort
  • Feeling limited in your ability to move the affected body part
  • Struggling to put weight on the injured area
    Seeing a visible deformity

Ready to take the first step toward pain free living and improved mobility? Book your appointment today and discover the difference expert Physio and Sports Therapy can make in your life.

Start improving your health and movement today.

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Treatments for sports injuries

Who does sports injuries most commonly affect?

Sports injuries can affect athletes and individuals who participate in various physical activities and sports. The risk of sports injuries can vary based on factors such as the type of sport or activity, the level of competition, age, and fitness level..

What causes sports injuries?

There are many things that can cause a sporting injury and many types. Some of these may be:

  • Repetitive strain. This is usually through overuse or overloading of the soft tissues (muscles and tendons). Usually, this is either due to an increase in training, an increase in a specific repetitive skill, or even a change in equipment or footwear.
  • A traumatic strain or muscle tear. This is usually due to a sudden increase in force (e.g. sudden sprinting, sudden stopping, explosive jumping, or direct impact) that is above the capacity of your soft tissue to cope with, and so stresses the structures.
  • Ligament strains or ruptures. This is usually due to a sudden force pushing your joint past its usual range of movement. For example, this might include: rolling your ankle, direct force to the front of your knee pushing it backward, or falling onto your shoulder.
  • The most common injury we see is pain caused by compensatory movement patterns. This usually happens when you are asking your body to do tasks that it is not strong enough to do, trying to move into a range that you are stiff in, or your body does not work together (due to one area being stronger than another). Our bodies will always take the easy option and so compensate for the lack of strength or movement. This leads to repetitive microtrauma, predisposing us to further injuries.

Find out more about our treatment options that can help sports injuries:

What to expect from the sports injuries clinic at Hatt’s



We’ll start by understanding your medical history, in particular your history with sports injuries



We’ll then identify the cause of your sport injury and give you a clear diagnosis



You’ll receive hands on treatment to relieve any pain and swelling in the affected area



We’ll put together a personalised treatment plan and get you on the road to recovery straight away



You’ll receive ongoing support from our team to prevent future sports injuries

Why should you see a Physiotherapist at Hatt’s to treat your sports injury?

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We know that each sports injury is unique and our team of experts have decades of experience successfully treating a wide range of conditions.
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We know that each sports injury is unique and our team of experts have decades of experience successfully treating a wide range of conditions.
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We utilise advanced treatment techniques and evidence-based practices to facilitate a faster and safer recovery process.

What it’s like to be a patient at Hatt Clinic

“I approached the Hatt Clinic after being debilitated by a running injury. I am so grateful to have worked with the Hatt team – I cannot thank them enough. Without their help I wouldn’t be where I am now. I know I can always go back to Hatt’s if I needed to, and I would have no hesitation in doing so or recommending them to others. Thank you.”
I took my daughter to Hatt clinic after an injury to her foot from a gymnastics fall. We saw Zoe at the clinic and were thoroughly impressed. Zoe made my daughter feel instantly at ease, she was friendly, engaging and brilliant at communicating with a 12 yr old. She was exceptionally knowledgable, gave reasons behind her recommendations and treatment protocol and was extremely helpful in pushing through her treatments to get her prepared for her competition. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Rebecca King
“Excellent treatment, advice and support. Would highly recommend your service. I feel confident to get back to my running and sporting activities.”