Sport physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy which deals with injuries and issues related to sports injuries. Sports injuries do differ to everyday injuries. Athletes normally require high level performance and demand placed upon their body, which stresses their muscles, joints and bones to the limit.
Services are available to people of all ages involved in sports at any level. Your physiotherapist will help you with a sport specific treatment program to maximize your recovery, aid in safe return to sport and prevent injury recurrence.
Common sport-related injuries include:
- Ankle sprains
- Knee sprains (ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, meniscus injury)
- Tennis elbow
- Golfers elbow
- Rotator cuff injury
- Hip strains
- Patella dislocation/subluxation
- Post-fracture rehabilitation
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tendinitis/repetitive strain