Sports and dance injuries may be caused by general overuse of a particular muscle or joint or by a specific injury or incident.

Sports injuries must be treated promptly and the treatment must be effective. Carefully planned rehabilitation is essential to enable sportsmen and women to return to full sporting performance as quickly as possible.

Eileen Strouzer, who leads the team at achillesphysio, was appointed the North East Regional Physiotherapist for UK Athletics working with potential world class performance athletes. Eileen was also responsible for setting up a sports injury centre for the Ministry of Defence in the north east, and treated military personnel for a number of years. Additionally, she has worked with professional dancers, musicians and performers from companies such as the Ballet Rambert, Scottish Ballet, Tap Dogs, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Northern Stage.