Injuries are a natural part of sports and exercise. Some injuries, such as those caused by impact from a car accident or from falling on ice, are not related to physical activity. However, many injuries result from the repetitive stress of physical exertion or sudden trauma during athletic performance. If an injury is not treated properly, it can cause long-term damage.
The most common sports-related injuries are sprains, strains, fractures, and tears of the ligaments, tendons, or muscles. Some of these injuries will heal with time, but others can become long-term problems that limit an individual's ability to exercise without pain.
It is important for anyone who experiences an injury to rehabilitate their body and return to exercise using proper recovery techniques. Our clinic focuses on getting our clients back to a healthy state as quickly as possible.
Benefits of Sports and Exercise Rehabilitation
After a person experiences an injury, they need to return to sports and exercise in order to improve their overall health. A properly performed rehabilitation program delivered by our expert physiotherapists can help a person recover from an injury, help the body heal, strengthen the injured part of the body, increase function and avoid future problems.
It helps the body heal.
When an injury occurs, the body initiates a healing response. The first stage of this healing process is inflammation and swelling. Often people try to ignore their injuries and continue through their regular workout routine only to make their condition worse. This type of repetitive stress can lead to long-term problems such as arthritis. By resting the injured area properly, inflammation will decrease, and the wound will begin to heal. As this process occurs, people should implement an injury rehabilitation plan that includes exercises to develop strength in other body areas.
The amount of stress placed on an injured muscle depends on the severity of the injury. Although some injuries restrict movement completely, most can allow for limited exercise with proper supervision. For example, if a person has suffered an ankle sprain, they may be able to run on a treadmill while wearing a brace. If the injury is minor enough, it is possible to increase resistance and intensity as the body heals gradually. This type of rehabilitation will not only strengthen the injured muscle but also help prevent future injuries by strengthening muscles in other areas of the body.
In addition to improving strength and endurance, a rehabilitation program can help increase a person's ability to move by gradually progressing exercises from one part of the body to another. When pain is present in one part of the body, it often restricts other areas as well. For example, someone who has injured their knee may find that climbing stairs is painful and will avoid doing so as a result. By rehabilitating one joint, such as the knee, exercises can be implemented to help increase function in joints above and below it. Our expert physiotherapists will provide a rehabilitation plan designed to increase function and get you back to your sports and active lifestyle.
Prevents future problems
When muscles or joints are injured, they begin to lose strength. If this weakness is not addressed through rehabilitation, the injury may feel better, but the muscles will remain weak, leading to future problems. Our team of physiotherapists works with you to ensure you have a safe and effective fitness regimen that reduces your risk of re-injury.
If you are suffering from an injury or have done so in the past, our team of physiotherapists can help. Our expert staff has spent years rehabilitating injuries to get people back into their daily routines. We offer several different physiotherapy services, including joint mobilization, dry needling, and kinesiology taping. Our therapists can help a person with injuries, including:
Rotator cuff injuries
Whiplash and more
Why Choose Our Clinic?
Exercise and sports physiotherapy should be a positive experience that helps return you to your pre-injury level of function. Our program is designed around the latest research, and we work with you every step of the way to ensure you feel comfortable and confident as you progress towards your goals. We believe in providing personalized attention, so a physiotherapist is dedicated to walking you through your rehabilitation.
Our goal is a long and healthy life that includes being active and enjoying the things we love. If you have been injured or have a condition that limits your ability to be active, then it's time for something different.
When you visit our clinic, we will:
Conduct a thorough assessment of your condition and provide customized exercises.
Develop an ongoing treatment plan that can include strengthening, dry needling, and kinesiology taping services.
We prioritize open communication with you to ensure you feel comfortable moving forward in your rehabilitation.
Contact us today to book an assessment or learn more about how our physiotherapists can help you.