Physiotherapy for groin strains
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.
How to treat a groin strain through physiotherapy
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.
Groin strains range from a minor ache on higher level injuries to significant pain during activities of daily living such as when climbing stairs. Low grade injuries may take between 4 to 6 weeks to entirely resolve and higher grade injuries may take several months. As the pain reduces to a lower intensity you will normally be able to continue to partake in sports.[Patient case studies video]
Ways to pay
Pay for yourself
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
Pay with health insurance
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code
Spread the cost
Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)