Physiotherapy plays an integral role in the management of many common sporting injuries. The aim of physiotherapy intervention is to rehabilitate the patient post injury and to prevent further injury, enabling the patient to return to sport as soon as possible.
Injuries can occur in all sports; overuse injuries take place in sports that require repetitive movements such as swimming, running or tennis. Contact sports such as rugby or soccer, where there is a high level of impact and sudden change of direction increases the risk of strains or tears to muscle or ligaments and fractures.
Prompt assessment and diagnosis is essential to ensure successful treatment and rehabilitation of such injuries. Our Spectrum Healthcare physiotherapists are trained to deal with a wide range of sporting injuries. Should further investigation be required your Physiotherapist may refer to a sporting physician/specialist.
Once the injury occurs, the goals of physiotherapy initially are to protect the injured area and control the inflammatory process. As the healing phase (within the first 72 hours) begins your physiotherapist will provide you with appropriate exercises to begin restrengthening the affected area.
As you progress through your rehabilitation program, specific exercises will be prescribed to ensure your body is ready to return to sport safely. Depending on the type of injury and the particular sport you’re returning to, further advice may be given regarding stretching programs, core stability exercises and athletic equipment such as footwear to prevent further injury from occurring.
Spectrum Healthcare offers our patients the convenience of Macquarie Park and North Ryde location with plenty of free parking with easy lift access to our facilities. No referral is necessary for most chiropractic and physiotherapy consultations, with the exception of DVA, motor vechile accidents and Work Cover related treatments. We also offer our patients the convenience of later appointments to fit in with busy schedules. To arrange a consultation please call our friendly reception team on (02) 9889 3344 or book a tentative appointment online.