Injury prevention starts with an initial assessment. Our physiotherapists help all ages, working with them to check for weaknesses in posture, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
To recover from or prevent an injury, it’s so important to carry out the correct exercises in an accurate way. Having poor form can actually make the injury worse, so we always advise people to come in to see our physiotherapists, who will design a bespoke plan dependent on your needs and guide you on correct form.
At your initial assessment, we will discuss the issue and any relevant medical history. We will fully examine the problem area, give you a full diagnosis and talk you through your plan.
Over the last 20 years, a wealth of research has been focused on ACL injury prevention. Prevention programmes have been shown to decrease the incidence of catastrophic knee injuries, as well as improve athletic performance.
Research has demonstrated that, with a specific 6-week training programme, athletes can increase jump height, decrease harmful landing forces at the knee, improve strength, control and balance, all of which correct biomechanics associated with injuries such as an ACL tear. A series of tests are performed to provide a score of the likelihood of lower limb injury, then a specific 6-week exercise programme is prescribed accordingly. The test is then repeated after 6 weeks to assess the percentage improvement of risk factors.
"Lucinda was recommended to me following major surgery for a knee ligament injury. She was able to get me back to my pre-injury level of semi professional rugby, which at the time seemed unlikely."
"Lucinda has consistently demonstrated her in depth knowledge and treatment skills in managing my neck pain following a long-term whiplash injury and each time quickly rectifies any difficulties in a few sessions."
"After many years of chronic back pain and a variety of specialists, I was referred to Lucinda and within 6 sessions I was amazed at the reduction in my symptoms and the increase in my movement."
"Thank you Lucinda for teaching me some simple yet very effective back exercises which have kept me pain free for over a year now, they have made a tremendous difference to my quality of life."
"Lucinda consistently addresses a variety of injuries I pick up and enables me to keep competing despite all of these."
"Following a severe lower back problem which was affecting my work and personal life a friend recommended Lucinda Davies. Lucinda’s initial diagnosis identified the cause of my pain and her treatment, guidance, advice and support have been invaluable in my recovery. The benefit of Lucinda’s treatment has been immense and I really appreciate all she has done for me."
"Lucinda’s physiotherapy background helps immensely with her approach to Pilates and she is able to work through injuries and enable me to exercise when I was too worried to."
"Fantastic service with high level of knowledge and expertise demonstrated throughout, would highly recommend Lucinda."
"Lucinda has seen me through a multitude of injuries over the years and kept me running competitively despite these, including a PB half marathon shortly after a significant tendon injury."