Sports injuries can be effectively treated by your Physiotherapist so that you can return to sport safer, earlier and perform better ! If you love your sport and want to perform at your best (even if you don’t have an injury), see a Sports Physiotherapist.
Physiotherapist Routinely see injuries from Australian Rules Football, European Football (Soccer), Tennis, Golf, Cycling, Basketball, Netball, Martial Arts, Ballet, Gymnastics, Horse Riding, Athletics and most common sports
Sports Physiotherapy is the specialised form of Physiotherapy. Sports injuries do differ to everyday injuries and require different management.
Athletes require high performance that puts high demand on their body. This can stress their body to and beyond its limit.
A qualified Sports Physiotherapist has extensive Sport-Specific knowledge that allows them to address sports injuries in greater depth.
Sports Physiotherapists have knowledge and skills in the most recent Sports Physiotherapy assessment and treatments.
|Physiotherapists Role with Sports Injuries:|
|1) Soft Tissue (muscle/ ligament) Injuries|
|2) Orthopaedic Joint Injuries|
|3) Biomechanical Faults|
|4) Training & Rehabilitation Techniques & Modification|
|5) Return to Sport Testing & Criteria|
|6) Sports Taping / Bracing|
To safely return to sport you will need to be Completely Healed and regain Strength, Mobility, Balance and Co-ordination. Injuries fall into two categories, Traumatic & Overuse
These sports injuries occur suddenly and are obvious, for example a torn hamstring or dislocated shoulder. When a body part is placed under significant stress the supporting tissue undergo permanent deformation such as a tear or rupture. This results in pain, swelling and bruising.
These are subtle injuries that have a slow onset. They begin with discomfort and gradually worsen. They are normally associated with a particular repetitive motion, for example using a keyboard, or running. Treatment is aimed at specific biomechanical analysis and reduction of predisposing factors.
Digital video recorders provide an excellent tool for biomechanical analysis of movements such as cycling, throwing, running and walking. The video allows the Physiotherapist to slow down and view movement biomechanics which allows us to determine more accurately the cause of pain. Therefore these pre-disposing factors can be easily addressed. It also allows us to demonstrate to the patient their biomechnical faults so they can more easily correct them.