How Physiotherapy Can Treat and Prevent Sports Injuries

How Physiotherapy Can Treat and Prevent Sports Injuries

Spring is here, which has a lot of us getting more active than we have been the past few months. This is great for our overall health; but can lead to sports injuries if we aren’t careful, which is why physiotherapy is so important!

Physiotherapy is essential when it comes to recovery from sports injuries. Most athletes wait until an injury occurs before seeking treatment, however a physiotherapist can also help you prevent these injuries from happening too!

When it comes to treating existing injuries, physiotherapy focuses on a custom-made and comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to you and your injury. From muscle strains to ligament sprains, dislocations and fractures, professional treatment will get you feeling better faster.

At The Right Move, we have lots of high quality treatment options to help with sports injuries as they happen such as:

Strengthening Exercises

Weak muscles are the consequence of inactivity after an injury; so strengthening exercises are a great way to grow and maintain the strength and function of your muscles.

Shockwave

When it comes to injured soft tissue, bone, heal, and joint pain, shockwave therapy is a great modern treatment option! This non-surgical treatment promotes accelerated recovery so you can get back to the things you love faster than traditional rehabilitation.

Dry Needling

Tension in the form of tight muscles are another consequence of inactivity after an injury and dry needling can help release this tension which will, in turn, also reduce pain.

Electrotherapy

Traditional therapy methods can help in the acute stages of pain (when the injury just happened). Tens, Interferential, and Ultrasound are modalities thought to help with circulation and tissue healing.

Manual Therapy

Hands on therapy works well for relaxing muscles in spasm and getting your joints moving freer; all the while reducing tissue adhesions and decreasing any swelling so you can move better.

 

Still, there is another key benefit of physiotherapy when it comes to sports injuries, which is injury prevention.

Physiotherapy is an important way to help prevent sports injuries from occurring; which is actually more beneficial to athletes in the first place! Having a registered physiotherapist that you trust, work well with, and you can depend on are key when it comes to injury prevention. This way, you can monitor your health/fitness and assess the need for strengthening potentially weak areas before injuries occur!

Whether you have an existing sports injury and need immediate physiotherapy treatment or are simply looking to maintain your muscle and joint health; we have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to help! For more information on how physiotherapy can help you or to book an appointment, give us a call at 613-384-3222 today!

 

– Ian Budge
MscPT, Bkin, CSCS

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