The essential guide to preventing sports injuries

Whether you are a trained sportsman or do exercise regularly or sporadically, there is always a chance that you may injure yourself. Injuries during sport can happen for so many reasons, lack of conditioning, technique, and overtraining. When these injuries happen, it is not always known how you got it, but there are some key tools to remember to try to prevent this happening again.

Injuries can range from just bruising to sprains, strains, or even broken bones.

The most common sporting injuries are:

  • Muscle strains
  • Knee Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sprained Ankles
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Runners Knee
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator Cuff tears
  • Fractures
  • Groin strains

Our top tips to preventing sports injuries:


This is vital to do before you begin your exercise programme. It will allow your body to increase your core temperature, allowing the blood to flow to your working muscles, preventing muscle injuries.


As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Exercising has a very important role in maintaining our overall health. But with certain measures and precautions we should be able to reduce the risk of any injuries.

Using the correct techniques together with the correct equipment will help prevent any injuries.  Also wearing the correct protective clothing can help shield your body against any future injury.


Resting your body between exercise sessions gives your body time to repair and rest. Remember to start your activities slowly and gradually, increasing the difficulty of the exercise as the sessions go on. That will then give you the endurance to help your body adapt to more difficult workouts and will minimise your risk of any injury.

The main key is to listen to your body. If you body is telling you that you are in pain, tired or in discomfort, take note from this and have a rest before starting your exercise programme again.


If after resting and icing you are still in pain, please seek medical attention. Prompt sports physiotherapy treatment is so important in preventing long term injuries.

Please call Home Physio Group on 0330 335 1016 to see how our Sports Physiotherapist can help you get on the right road to a quick recovery.

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We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you