Training, Development and Care of Players

Our medical team is at hand throughout the season to help prepare, advise and treat our players alongside the coaching team. Our team of physiotherapists is lead by Paul DillonBsc (Hons) MCSP HPC who also runs a private practice in Hockley Heath.

Paul has worked for Leamington RUFC for five years and says "I enjoy working alongside the 1st XV on match days providing pitch side care and running a regular, weekly 'put back together' clinics at training sessions for players of all three teams where I tend to see some familiar faces each week - you know who you are!

Paul has developed a 'pre-season' screening programme attended by all our teams and, he says " By performing a thorough biomechanical assessment we can get to the bottom of why players get injuries and correct this through a programme of hands on treatment and specific exercises tailored to suit each individual player. At Leamington Rugby Club we know that it is results that count and we aim to ensure each player we treat is able to perform to their optimum strength and fitness."

Rugby is a collision sport in which injuries occur, but there are some simple exercise routines which can help to minimise the chances of certain types of injuries. Areas of the body commonly injured in rugby players include ankles, knees and shoulders. The following links provide video examples of specific exercises designed to help minimise injuries by strengthening the ankles, knees, shoulders, neck and trunk.

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