For those living active lives, whether that be through routine gym sessions, weekly team sports, or running, injuries are an inevitability. However, not all sport injuries require weeks or even months of downtime for recovery. This recovery time can be shortened by our Stittsville physiotherapists. Here, we explain more.
Whether lifting weights, running long distances, or playing sports such as hockey or soccer, sports injuries are liable to happen o even the most careful person. Depending on how severe your injury is, you may have reduced mobility, pain and impacted performance for days, weeks, months or even longer! But this doesn't always have to be the case.
You may have heard of sports physiotherapy as something that highly trained professional athletes rely on to help with their recovery from injuries. While it's true that high-performing professionals use this mode of physical therapy to help them return to their fitness, they aren't the only people that can benefit from physiotherapy for sports injuries.
While some serious injuries can take months to health, even with the help of physiotherapy, sports injury physiotherapy can aid in the speed ane efficacy fo your recovery, strengthening your muscles to help ensure that the same health issues aren't at risk of arising again in the future.
Sports Injury Physiotherapy
Sports injury physiotherapy is a kind of treatment offered by physiotherapy centers that focuses on treatment and rehabilitation of acute or degenerative injuries that patients have sustained through activities like sports. We will also make sure to design your treatment to focus on exercises and movements beyond day-to-day ones and focus on sports-specific one to minimize the chances of re-injury.
The treatments offered by our Nepean physiotherapists are designed to aid in the recovery from sports injuries, restore mobility, increase strength in the affected parts of the body and encourage good habits to reduce the chances of serious injury to the same area again in the future.
Some of the treatments we offer to rehabilitate sports injuries include:
- Stabilization with taping or bracing.
- Manual Therapy for joint and tissue restrictions or stiffness.
- Active exercises to restore flexibility, strength, endurance and balance.
- Dry Needling or Acupuncture for the management of pain and swelling.
- Ultrasound and other electrotherapy agents for the management of acute injuries through the inflammatory phase of healing.
Using the above treatments in combination with one another and tailored to your specific injury, our physiotherapists can help to speed up your recovery from an injury and your return to normal levels of strength and mobility. However, the most potent tool in the arsenal of our physical therapists to combat sports injuries is preventive physiotherapy treatments.
Preventing Sports Injuries With Physiotherapy
When your body is in good shape and you understand how to tailor your exercises to injuries that you may be predisposed to (or early-stage degenerative injuries that you have noticed developing), you can help make sure that when you do experience a sports injury, it is relatively minor and easily rehabilitated.
As with many different kinds of healthcare, prevention is actually the best way to ensure that sports injuries like inflammation of muscles or tendons are recoverable as quickly as possible. Not only does prevention stop injuries from happening in the first place (you could even think of this as making your recovery instantaneous!), they set your body up for success in quick and easy recovery from a myriad of sports injuries.
Preventive Physiotherapy in Stittsville
As part of the preventive sports injury physiotherapy offered at our Stittsville physical therapy center, we will schedule pre- and post-season assessments. These appointments involved our professionals taking a comprehensive look at your muscle balances to ensure that your body is working optimally, year-round!
We will speak with you about previous injuries that you may have sustained, potential injuries you have identified in your body right now, and any other concerns you might have about your training. We will work with you to customize preventive physiotherapy treatment plans to your needs, including manual therapies, prescribed exercises, stabilization of weakened body parts and more.
This treatment plan will reduce your risk of serious injury and help to improve your overall performance by building your mobility and strength.