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We talk in detail about physiotherapy for groin strains, executed by our dedicated network of physiotherapists.
Following the in-depth assessment of your goals and needs our physiotherapists will conduct a physical examination to determine several factors. Firstly, an assessment of how severe the groin strain is will be established by using clinical tests which place the adductor muscles and tendons under load.
Secondly, the physical examination will focus on assessing the range of motion of the joints as well as the strength and movement control when in positions which may mimic sporting function. This may include squatting and lunging in to certain directions and at a more advanced level jumping, landing and a jogging analysis on the treadmill.
The clinical examination will form the basis of how to plan optimal manual therapy techniques as well as an optimal exercise regime for a rapid return to sport. Manual techniques for groin strains may include soft tissue release and home stretches to improve the flexibility of the adductor muscle groups. Hip joint mobilisation techniques can also be used to reduce the strain placed on the adductor muscles.
A loading plan involving a gradually progressed phase of strengthening exercises aimed at the adductor muscles will also be a key component of rehabilitation.
Poor technique and specific areas of weakness picked up on the biomechanical analysis will also be addressed with challenging movement control and strengthening exercises.