Physiotherapy forms an important part of management of sport injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to treat the injury and fully rehabilitate the patient to prevent further injury and return to sport in the shortest time possible.
Physiotherapy can also assist in biomechanical and posture assessments in the prevention of injury. Muscle imbalances and altered biomechanics can predispose athletes to injury. Through a thorough analysis these weaknesses can be picked up and addressed before they become a problem.
There are a wide variety of sports injuries ranging from minor injuries such as muscle strains to more serious injuries including fractures and complete tears. Using various modalities, physiotherapy can assist with all degrees of injury and is often the only treatment required for recovery.
In conditions that require surgery, physiotherapy often plays a vital role in pre and post surgery rehabilitation for optimal functional results.
Common treatment for sports injuries include:
- Soft tissue release and massage
- Oedema and pain management
- Joint mobilisations
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Posture analysis and correction
- Functional and sport related exercises
Did you know that we can assist with setting up your bike to ensure that your bicycle and you are as closely aligned as possible to avoid strains?
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