When Should You See A Sports Physiotherapist?

The list of benefits for participating in sports is long and varied and can be different for everyone. For you, the improved fitness, flexibility, and strength might have you attending regular sessions. The team environment that is often associated with sports may be what haves you returning to training and game days. Stress release and improved mental health can also be of high importance. Whatever the reason for your commitment and passion for sport, it can be an awesome part of your life that helps you to keep happy, healthy, and productive.

There is a huge range of sports that you may take part in, and they all involve varying degrees of impact on your body. Sometimes, damage of some sort can occur. Seeking treatment for issues and learning how to prevent them as best as possible is a fundamental element in including sports in your day-to-day activities.

Sports physiotherapy is dedicated to improving and maintaining your physical health in relation to exercise, no matter what type of sports you undertake. Powerhouse Physio’s therapists can support you so that you can continue to enjoy the sports you love for as long as possible.

What Is A Sports Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy involves a wide variety of treatment methods and techniques to improve issues that can result in pain, inflammation, and reduced functionality and mobility. Sports physio involves a focused on sports related problems, particularly injuries and damage sustained when taking part in a sports. Whether the sport you enjoy is a gentle hobby or an intense athletic pursuit or profession, injury can be a reality many of us face at one time or another. This can not only impact your ability to continue taking part and reaching your goals but can also negatively impact your life outside of your sporting time. Hence, acquiring appropriate assistance and guidance from qualified professionals can be beneficial on many levels.

Sports physios often treat patients for acute or chronic injuries and assist in injury prevention. We can also help with post-operative recovery such as care and rehabilitation after a joint reconstruction. We will provide a comprehensive assessment in our initial consultation with you, and then form a personalised treatment plan relevant to your requirements and goals.

How Can A Sports Physiotherapist Help You?

If you take part sports on a regular basis, we recommend visiting a sports physiotherapist. Don’t wait for an injury to occur. We can treat problems, but as with many things in life, preventing the issue occurring in the first place is much more favourable. If we are treating an injury, we will advise you how often we need to see you to work towards positive results.

Our sports physios can provide a range of ways to improve and maintain your body to be able perform in your sports of choice. These can include methods such as:

  • Management of injuries, pain, and inflammation.
  • Rehabilitation.
  • Manual therapy.
  • Massage.
  • Joint manipulation.
  • Dry needling and acupuncture.
  • Prescription of exercises and stretches to improve strength and flexibility.
  • Education and guidance to avoid the occurrence of injuries.
  • Identification of underlying issues or the need for further investigations.
  • Provide drug free alternatives for treatment.

Our sports physio can help with a variety of ailments such as:

  • Torn or irritated ligaments or tendons.
  • Muscle strains.
  • Twisted, dislocated, or sprained joints.
  • Bursitis.
  • Muscle contusions.
  • Broken and fractured bones.
  • Poor posture and balance.
  • Discomfort due to overuse and repetitive motions.
  • Reduced sleep due to pain.

Powerhouse Physio Can Help You Excel In Sport

Visiting us for sports physio can be highly beneficial to your sporting life, whether it be a fun activity or a professional endeavour. We are skilled and experienced in assessing sports-related issues and identifying causes for discomfort. We will provide a comprehensive evaluation and then decide on the best way to help you.

At Powerhouse Physio, we love our sports too, so we understand the importance of being able to take part in your favourite activities pain free and with the best fitness possible! Make an appointment today so we can help you.