Sport is a vital part of the Australian lifestyle – it promotes good health, stress relief and is fun! Sometimes injuries may occur through sport, but fortunately most injuries can be effectively treated by your physiotherapist. Physiotherapy treatment will enable you to return safely to your sporting activity more quickly than just “rest and see what happens”. Your physiotherapist at Chevron Island Physio can also provide advice to prevent sporting injuries.
- Ligament sprains
- Joint injuries
- Overuse injuries
What goes wrong?
Most sporting injuries are a result of a direct blow (bruise or contusion) or an indirect force like a twist (sprains, strains, tears).
Some injuries are due to over use stresses (tendinitis, stress fractures).
How can you minimize injury?
- Correct warm up and warm down procedures
- Protective strapping or bracing
- Correct footwear and sporting equipment
- Specific conditioning for your particular sport
- Good aerobic fitness
- Good muscle control and reactions
Getting back into action
Before you can safely return to your sport it is essential to regain strength, mobility, balance and co-ordination. Your physiotherapist will assess these areas and show you how to improve them.