Muscle Injuries

Muscle injuries can occur from traumatic events, such as a fall, a slip or an incident that occurred during a sporting event.  They can also be caused by overuse due to repetitive strain being put on the same muscles repeatedly.

How can BR Physiotherapy help a Muscle Injury?


At BR Physiotherapy, the patient will receive a full, thorough assessment of the injured body part and the surrounding areas to ensure the root of the injury is identified in a full analysis.

The patient will receive a breakdown of the rehab timeframe and if further referral options are required, if the situation is not improving in a set time frame.

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Muscle Injury Rehabilitation

All phases of rehabilitation are completed onsite from treatment in the clinic to the full gym rehabilitation facility available in BR Physiotherapy. Exercises are demonstrated and completed under the guidance of a Chartered Physiotherapist and any difficulties are assessed and adapted if necessary to achieve full rehabilitation of the injured body part.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A muscle injury, also known as a muscle strain or tear, occurs when muscle fibers are overstretched or torn. It can result from sudden trauma or overuse of the muscle.

Muscle injuries can result from activities such as sports, lifting heavy objects, sudden movements, and inadequate warm-up. Overuse and repetitive motions can also lead to muscle strains

Symptoms of a muscle injury include pain, swelling, bruising, limited range of motion, muscle weakness, and sometimes a noticeable lump or deformity at the injury site..

Muscle injuries are often diagnosed through a physical examination by a healthcare professional. In some cases, imaging tests like ultrasound or MRI may be used to assess the extent of the injury.

The RICE method is commonly recommended: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatories may also help manage pain and swelling.

CSeek medical attention if you suspect a severe muscle injury, experience extreme pain, or if symptoms do not improve after a few days of home treatment. Also, consult a healthcare professional if you notice muscle weakness or a deformity.

It depends on the severity of the injury. In some cases, rest is essential for healing, while in others, a physiotherapist can provide guidance on modified exercises to maintain fitness without exacerbating the injury.

Physiotherapy is crucial for muscle injury rehabilitation. It helps restore strength, flexibility, and function in the injured muscle through exercises and hands-on techniques, preventing further issues.

Recovery time varies based on the severity of the injury. Minor strains may heal in a few weeks, while more severe tears may take several months. A physiotherapist can provide a more accurate estimate.

What our customers have to say

  • Keelan brings together both remedial exercises as well as massage & physical therapy to really work to the root cause of any injuries or niggles! This mix of style helps to get to the root cause & build back up to things working well really quickly.

  • Keelan has sorted me out multiple times at short notice! Very professional and a great service. Knowledgable about his profession and will fix you up

  • Keelan was excellent and really relieved the pain and tension in my calves that was causing me discomfort while training. I would really recommend the clinic to any runners or sports people looking for treatment on niggles or tightness.

  • Struggled with a back and glute issue for 2 months prior to seeing Keelan. Within 2 sessions I was back moving pain free and on the road to recovery. Couldn’t recommend any higher

  • 2 sessions done with Keelan were excellent. Got a detailed diagnosis of the hamstring issue I was having. Loads of deep tissue work done and a full rehab program provided. Back on track really quickly.

  •  First time going to a physio. Thought I had a hip injury but Keelan quickly discovered it was actually my glute. The deep tissue treatment released a lot of built up stress. Between that and the exercises recommended and demonstrated by Keelan the pain is fully gone.

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