Sports physiotherapy is a speciality dedicated to the assessment and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise at all levels and ages. Rather than the other injuries, Sports injuries are different since the demands of sport on the body are higher than the other everyday activities.
What does a sports physiotherapist do?
• We at Rapharehab, follow a Comprehensive and careful Assessment of injuries will involve a thorough examination of the body.
• Thorough assessment in finding the root cause of the injury will identify the factors that have contributed to the injury.
• We develop individualized treatment plan that will address all imbalances and prevent re-occurrence of the injury
• We follow realistic timescale for the recovery of the patient based on the condition of the patient
• Injury prevention – We take measures through the expertise of a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment Team in order to prevent a recurrent sports injury
Common sports injury:
• Ankle sprain
• Groin pull
• Shoulder Injury
• Hamstring strain
• Shin splints
• Back injuries/back pain
• Knee injury: ACL tear
• Knee injury: Patellofemoral syndrome
• Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
Physiotherapy for sports injuries:
• Ice pack applications –helpful in minimizing the swelling and pain caused by the injury
• Hot pack applications –is effective in alleviating pain and joint or muscle stiffness.
• TENS – also known as Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Simulation effective for temporary pain relief.
• Ultrasound therapy – Applying sound vibrations directly into the tissues will greatly help the healing process
• Massage and stretching help in relaxing the muscles
• Exercises are helpful for improving and maintaining the joint’s range of motion.
• Strengthening exercises are a great way to maintain the strength of your muscles