Physiotherapy for Sports Injuries

No matter what sports you love to indulge in, injuries are an inevitable. In most sports activities severe muscle strain injury is linked to improper warm-up before training, previous injuries, and fatigue.

Most of the sports injuries can be dealt with physiotherapy. Physiotherapy for sports injuries involves several treatments and strategies based on the problems faced by a sports person. Under the guidance of a professional physical therapist you can rebuild strength and flexibility in joints and other parts after injuries. It also helps to control pain and prevent permanent damage as well as recurring problems.

Typical Sports Injuries

Sports injuries mostly occur in knee, ankle or elbow. Overuse injuries can occur when you repetitively apply pressure and stress to healthy tissues. An example of an overuse injury is a stress fracture, which commonly occurs in the fibula and tibia.

Scope of Service

Along with focusing on treating the injury, a physical therapist can guide you with a range of motion exercises, which help to minimize stiffness of muscles and joints. Most of these exercises are conducted on the injured parts. The severity of your injury will determine whether you will perform passive or active exercises.

Sports physiotherapy is not just useful for recovering from injuries but it can also help a sportsperson to enhance their overall wellness as well as physical capacity. Your physical therapist can provide you advice on how to improve wellbeing by engaging in regular exercises and watching your weight.

The specialist can also give you specific advice on which daily activities to engage in to reduce pain and risk of injury. For instance, if you have lower back pain, the physiotherapist will advise on good posture, over-stretching, and correct lifting. A professional physiotherapist can help athletes improve their performance, deal with injuries, and manage pain.