Sporting events have changed over the years and sports physiotherapy has evolved to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse array of injuries. Sports related injuries differ significantly from every day mishaps and require the services of a sports physiotherapist at Monteith Physio that’s cognizant of the stresses and demands players place on their bodies.
Sports injuries typically fall into one of three categories – overuse, acute and chronic. Advanced technology and hands-on examinations are used to pinpoint injuries. A custom treatment, management and rehabilitation schedule will be developed to relieve pain and restore functionality. Services are appropriate for recreational and professional athletes at all levels of skill and training.
Exercise may seem counterproductive for athletes with an injury, but appropriate prescription exercise is one of the quickest and most effective means of placing patients on the road to recovery. Clinical Pilates provides multiple benefits for injured athletes. It strengthens the core and pelvic floor, creating greater stability and balance. Exercises are designed to build stamina, improve functionality and maintain flexibility and range of movement.
Athletes are the human equivalent of a high-performance engine and they place enormous stresses on muscles, bones and surrounding soft tissues. Severe injuries may require a surgical intervention and extended rehabilitation. Mobilisation and manual manipulation are available to maintain the health of nerves and soft tissues during recuperation. The methods are especially beneficial when a patient has limited motion.
The clinic utilizes therapeutic massage as a stand-alone treatment and it can be combined with other techniques. The benefits of massage therapy are so great that it’s become a regular part of training for Olympic athletes to help avoid injuries and enhance performance. It’s effective for pain relief and eliminating toxins from the body. Massage therapy increases circulation, accelerates the healing process, and is particularly effective is scar tissue is present.
Sports physiotherapy encompasses a variety of therapies and services to treat injuries and help prevent them from occurring. In-depth bike fits are conducted to adjust machines to their riders. Multiple factors are considered, from the rider’s style and type of bike to the terrain over which they will travel.
Restorative sleep is critical for healing and for those who want to train and compete at peak performance. Pillow assessments are available at the practice to assist in preventing stiff muscles and joints that can have serious consequences over time.
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