Chiropodist Plymouth, Richard Pannell Registered Chriopodist Plymouth

Richard Pannell registered Sports injury physiotherapist Plymouth

Richard Pannell is a long established Physiotherapist and has been in practice dealing with sports injuries since 1989. The practice has been joined by Jaqueline Beasley who is a fully qualified sports massage therapist as well as a certified Rolfer and Rolf Movement Practitioner. Richard has worked closely with some of Plymouth's leading sports personalities including Cath Endecott and the Plymouth Albion Rugby club, the vast majority of his patients are normal everyday amateur and semi professional sports people.

Physiotherapy is not just about dealing with injuries it can often prevent injury from occurring or reduce the probability of it happening, with the treatments comes understanding and that is often the key to prevention. Effective sports massage can help maintain the body in a generally better condition and in some cases even enhance performance.

Richard as a registered physiotherapist Plymouth offers a comprehensive range of treatments to help you recover quickly from injury or illness. As a long established physiotherapist in Plymouth Richard will work closely with you helping you to quickly get back to your best, regardless of whether you're suffering with an acute injury, sports injury, long term illness or simply to improve your performance, wellbeing and health.

What place has physiotherapy in the management of my Sports Injury?

Sometimes these injuries heal reasonably well over time without too much intervention, particularly in the younger patient. But there is no doubt that early diagnosis and careful treatment and rehabilitation for most soft tissue injuries results in a faster and more sustainable recovery. Can you imagine any professional sports club deciding to do without their physiotherapists? It is just as necessary for the recreational sportsperson to obtain physiotherapy treatment when recovering from injury.

The first time you attend, Richard's primary aim as a physiotherapist will be to work though an assessment with you to determine the nature of your problem. This involves a detailed analysis of how you injured yourself and the ways in which it is affecting your life and sporting activities. The physiotherapist will examine the injured area and assess the effect your injury is having on your movement and function. Treatment can begin during the initial session and you may be given some exercises to be doing at home. Once this is done Richard will provide a diagnoses of your condition, giving you a good indication of how long your recovery should take and the amount of treatment required.


Can we help you at our sports injury clinic?

As a sports injury therapist Richard is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Whether your interest is personal or professional, downtime is frustrating for everyone. Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that occurs as a direct result of some sudden event, such as a sprained knee caused by twisting awkwardly, is known as an acute injury. In contrast, an injury that is caused by overusing the same muscle group or joints is known as a chronic injury.

Whether your sports injury is acute or chronic, if pain persists, one should seek a specialist’s opinion because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture. There are hundreds of different types of sports injuries, but certain body parts tend to be more prone to damage than others. Some of the more common sports injuries include:

Poor fitness, technique and structural abnormalities also contribute to the development of sports injuries. Prevention being better than cure, we encourage screening for physiological weaknesses that may lead to injury, and help you work with physio's, trainers and coaches to eliminate them or at worst reduce the chance of an injury occurring.


Richard is more than happy to answer your questions why not call and find out more 01752 776 136