Sports physiotherapy uses streamlined, sports specific rehabilitation programs to achieve early return to sport.
Through implementation of sport specific programs, recovery from injury can be managed in a way that improves outcomes and achieves earlier return to sport (and life). We work with you to minimise the risk of re-injury.
Sports and Exercise physiotherapists are passionate about helping people maintain optimum health and wellbeing through preventive exercise programs or rehabilitation treatment to support injury management and recovery. They work with people across the physical activity continuum – regular exercisers and those returning to exercise, weekend athletes, fitness fanatics and elite athletes.
There are two types of sports injuries: traumatic and overuse—or acute and chronic. An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing, is known as an acute injury. Up to 60 per cent of all sporting injuries in adolescents affect the ankle. physioplus.com.au/ankle/
Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints and include cramps, tears and strains. With increased exposure to sport in the adolescence period, there is higher risk of overusing the muscles, tendons and bones.
In adolescent children with a joint injury (sprain), the growth plate of the joint may be injured. The growth plate is the area where the bone grows throughout childhood until the skeleton is mature.
Commonly, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) inside the knee can be injured in cutting, landing and twisting sport activity. In contact and dodging sports, there is a reported increase in the amount of these injuries, particularly in girls (up to eight times that in boys). physioplus.com.au/knee/
Sports Physio is a stream of physiotherapy biased toward optimisation of return to activity timelines with the ultimate aim of returning everyone to their chosen activity in the fastest and safest manner possible. Whether you game is knitting the best throw rug for a loved one or climbing Mount Everest in record time, sports physiotherapists are wired to formulate a program and provide guidance that will allow you to achieve your chosen goals in the best way possible.
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