Participating in sport is an experience many of us enjoy throughout the year, however, it does come with its share of injury risk. Whilst injuries are unfortunate, many can be effectively treated and prevented using physiotherapy. In this blog, we’ll look at the role of physiotherapy in prevention and recovery.
Initial Diagnosis and Assessment – One of the most crucial steps in sports injury recovery is an accurate diagnosis. Physiotherapists have the knowledge and skill to assess the extent of an injury – an essential step in creating an effective treatment plan.
Pain Management Techniques – Sport injuries often result in different degrees of pain, discomfort and inflammation. Effective pain management is essential in providing a productive rehabilitation plan. By incorporating techniques such as soft tissue massages, joint mobilisation and exercises tailored to the specific injury, we see a faster recovery rate.
Prevention Of Future Injuries – Physiotherapists don’t just treat the injury at hand, they also provide education on future injury prevention. By analysing movement to identify risk factors, they’re able to offer guidance on how athletes can protect themselves in future.
With the expert guidance of physiotherapists, athletes are recovering from sports injuries faster than ever. Our team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy often assist athletes with various sporting injuries and can create an effective plan to help you bounce back from injury. Speak to us today!