Introduction to Rugby

Physical Therapy in Staten Island, Manhattan, and New Jersey for Rugby

The extreme physicality of modern rugby often makes other contact sports look like child’s play. Often described as a collision sport rather than a contact sport, physical fitness has to be at an optimum to succeed in rugby.

During actions like scrummaging and tackling the body is required to be physically tough to absorb the forces acting on it. In addition the modern game is played at an ever increasing pace and even the front row forwards now need to be quick around the park. This balance between raw power and agility is a delicate one and training in the wrong way can reduce your effectiveness on the pitch or worse, put you at risk of injury.

There is no more depressing feeling than watching your team mates run out on the field while you sit injured on the sidelines – but many injuries are preventable. This ‘prehabilitation’ should be at the forefront of any athletes mind. Working with your Physical Therapist to ensure that you are not only physically fit, but training within a sport specific regime gives you the greatest possible chance of remaining injury free.

Inevitably, however, injuries do happen. Our Physical Therapists are skilled at not only diagnosing and treating injuries, but designing sport specific rehabilitation programmes to reduce the likelihood of the injury ever happening again. Let T.L.C. Physical Therapy take you through the vital steps to stay healthy, fit and at the top of your game.

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  • Common Injuries
  • Stetching Guide
  • Selecting Equipment
    • T.L.C. Staten Island North
      1100 Clove Road Suite GC
      Staten Island, NY 10301
      Phone: (718) 816-6500
      Fax: (718) 816-4677

    • T.L.C. Staten Island South
      236 Richmond Valley Rd
      Suite 16
      Staten Island NY 10309
      Phone: (718) 816-6500
      Fax: (718) 816-4677
    • T.L.C. Manhattan
      20 E. 46th Street 7th Floor
      New York, NY 10017
      Main Phone: (718) 816-6500
      Alt Phone: (212) 758-3939

    • T.L.C. New Jersey
      176 Rt. 9 North Suite 204
      Englishtown, NJ 07726
      Main Phone: (732) 490-7979
      Fax: (718) 816-4677