Sports Physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy which deals with injuries and issues related to sports. Whether you are an athlete or enjoy playing social sport then a physiotherapist may be who you need to see. Mallee Physio’s physiotherapists are all involved within local sporting clubs and have a special interest in dealing with sporting injuries, helping sporting personnel to recover from injuries, and provide education and resources to prevent problems. These services are available to persons of all ages who are engaged in sports at any level of competition.
Research efforts in sports physiotherapy have lead to a better understanding of sports injuries and improved rehabilitation techniques. Furthermore sports physiotherapy research is also dedicated to the development of better safety gear, such as taping and supportive braces, to protect, prevent and assist individuals in different sports.
Our therapists have an extensive knowledge of the array of injuries that can occur when playing sports, this is assisted by their involvement within the number of sporting clubs. Therapists help sporting personnel overcome their injuries and return to their previous levels of activity by offering rehabilitation services and advice on preventing future issues.
When a sports person suffers an injury, he or she meets with a physiotherapist to discuss the problem and determine the best rehabilitation plan. He or she may be instructed to take medicine prescribed by a physician and participate in physical therapy sessions to regain strength and confidence. Throughout rehabilitation training, the therapist evaluates the athlete’s progress and advises him or her on how to prevent another injury from occurring.
Depending on the type and severity of an injury, successful rehabilitation physiotherapy may take anywhere from a couple hours in light sessions to months or years of intensive rehabilitation.
Some competitive sports personnel meet with their therapists regularly over the course of their careers to assess the condition of lingering injuries and look for warning signs of that new ones may occur. With the guidance and treatment provided by therapists and physicians, many sports personnel are able to fully recover from injuries and return to their sports with ease.
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