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SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY

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WHAT IS SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

It’s physiotherapy that includes specific knowledge of your sport requirements and demands, treatment that is specific to your skill level with a focus on injury prevention to get you back to the activity that you love as quickly as possible.

WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

A sports injury can affect your performance but also your lifestyle. Being injured is frustrating keeping you from doing the active things that you love. Our goal is to get you back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION?

A clear understanding of your injury

We will take time to hear your story to understand what happened asking questions to come up with a diagnosis:

  • Was it a sudden injury or did it come on over time? Was it so painful that you had to stop or were you able to continue the activity?

Or maybe we are seeing you further into your injury journey and you have already had surgery to repair the torn structure.

A treatment plan that is specific to your skill level and activity demands

Exercise is a core component in the process of recovering from sport related injury and surgery. Range of motion, joint function, muscle coordination and muscle strength all must be regained. A customized exercise program is an integral part of returning to sport and restoring function.

Depending on the demands of your sport you are suspectable to different injuries. Your physiotherapist needs to understand the requirements and functions of your specific sport. For instance a treatment program from a knee injury of a downhill skier that involved a ligament will obviously vary greatly from a knee injury of a runner with an overuse injury. A return to sport program will vary considerable for our athletes returning to the green circle runs vs the double black diamond runs or a 5km sprint versus a marathon.

Collaborative communication, coaching and goal setting

An integrated team approach is imperative to return you to sport in a timely and safe manner. We work closely with all members of your rehab team. Including Sports medicine doctors and surgeons, personal fitness trainers and coaches.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SUFFERED A SPORTS INJURY?

If you have injured a muscle or other soft tissue in your body follow the P.O.L.I.C.E. principles to help with pain and recovery.

Protect your injury from further damage. You'll need to rest immediately after the injury, but not for long. Depending on the injury, consider using some form of support or a splint.
Get active sooner rather than later. Start to put weight on your injury and build up your range of movement. Do this gradually and be guided by what feels right for you.
Place a cold compress such as a bag of ice or frozen peas, wrapped in a towel onto the painful area. Do this for abround 20 minutes every couple of hours for the first two to three days.
Compress the injured area using a bandage to help reduce swelling.
Elevate your injury above the level of your heart. Put arm injuries in a sling and rest leg injuries, while sitting or lying, on a chair and cushion.

WHEN SHOULD I SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

Research has shown that seeing a physiotherapist in a few days after an injury has many benefits. These include:

  • A clear understanding of you injury and timelines to recovery
  • Relieving your pain quicker with hands on techniques and electrotherapy
  • Getting you back to your sport quicker
  • Appropriate exercises programs that support the Stages of Healing and Goals of Rehabilitation
  • Loosening or strengthening of the injury
  • Address biomechanical faults for injury prevention

WHEN CAN I RETURN TO MY SPORT?

Your physiotherapist will guide you back safely to the level of sport that you wish to participate in with a structured step by step plan.

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