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