Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Whether you are at a beginner, professional or recreational level of sports, we all love participating in sports for fun and good health. However, as soon as you receive an injury because of your sport, you can no longer participate until it’s healed.
Without appropriate treatment, injuries can take a long time to heal, not heal at all or become complex and chronic problems requiring multiple un-necessary visits to the GP’s or specialists. Especially when you have to start getting scans and MRI’s done.
Physiotherapists are experts in treating injured sports players. Whether you’re a golfer, cricketer or swimmer, we welcome the opportunity to assit you.
Common sports injuries that require Physiotherapy treatment:
Some of the most common sports injuries are also those that most require treatment from Physiotherapy. Injuries that can benefit from physical therapy include:
- Sprains — A sprain refers to a ligament that has been torn or stretched, resulting in pain and loss of mobility.
- Strains — A strain is like a sprain, but it is the tearing or stretching of a muscle instead of the ligament.
- Knee injuries — Your knees work hard in many sports activities. Injuries to the ligaments or meniscus are common in athletes.
- Shin splints — These are microtears in the muscles and bone along your shin that develop from overactivity.
- Tennis elbow — Similar to golfer’s elbow or pitcher’s elbow, this injury refers to pain and inflammation in the tendons of the forearm near your elbow.
- Shoulder injuries: Rotator cuff involvement
- Post fracture rehabilitation: This can only begin once clearance from an Orthopedic specialist has been received
What’s involved in sports injury treatment?
No matter what your sport or your injury is, if you’re ready to feel better again and get back in the game, you should seek rehabilitative treatment from a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists are licensed health care professionals with years of training and experience.
They’re also experts in the musculoskeletal system. This allows Physiotherapy specialists to identify the source of your pain. It also helps them develop treatments focused on regaining the strength and flexibility of the muscles and ligaments around the injured area to encourage your recovery. Some of the treatment options your Physiotherapist could use for your injury include:
- Soft tissue release
- Deep tissue massage
- Stretching – Static and Dynamic
- PNF style stretching
- Muscle strengthening exercises
- Sports specific training drills
- ACL Rehab Programs
Do you need assistance with your sports injury? Book an appointment with Daniel Stone. Experienced Physiotherapist who loves to play and treat sports injuries! For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800 or send us an email on [email protected] for further details.