The physical intensity of the game of rugby not surprisingly causes many more injuries than other sports.
The University of Bath has conducted research that shows that international rugby players on average have 58 injuries for every 1000 hours played, this compares with 17 injuries for international football and less than 3 injuries for international cricket. As a result we have seen over the years more and more rugby players both professional and amateur looking for chiropractic support.
Tackling and scrummaging are particularly common areas of the game where injuries occur. Huge forces are passed through the shoulder and passed through the rest of the body impacting on the neck, upper and lower back, arms, hips, legs, knees and ankles.
As with most contact sports, injuries do not just occur through physical contact but also overuse injuries are very common.
Common injuries include:
Our passion for sport has led us to become experts in diagnosing and treating the underlying causes of rugby related pain or discomfort.
If you are suffering from a rugby injury in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Barry or the surrounding areas of South Wales then call us today for an initial consultation on 029 2002 6468