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Sport Injuries

Sport injuries can restrict range of motion, reduce strength, slow reflexes, shorten endurance,and decrease performance.  Many professional athletes are utilizing therapy more and more because they realize that it helps them maximize athletic performance.

IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

If you're like most athletes, you'll want to be at the "top of your game" and avoid athletic or sport injuries. We can give you a care plan based on your age, condition, and health objectives. Find out how to restore your health, improve your performance, and increase your competitive edge.

We can help you get back on the field, or even stay injury free during your season. You dont have to professional athlete, we can help you improvement reaction times, coordination and fine motor movements. 

SPORT INJURIES

Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic. An injury that occurs suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward landing, is known as an acute injury.

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LINGERING INJURIES

Chronic injuries are caused by repeated overuse of muscle groups or joints. Poor technique and structural abnormalities can also contribute to the development of chronic injuries. Medical investigation of any sports injury is important, because you may be hurt more severely than you think. For example, what seems like an ankle sprain may actually be a bone fracture.

OUR GOALS FOR YOU

Our most important goal is to allow individuals to live life pain free and have a good sense of control over their health. 

It's a specialist treatment where techniques such as massage, manipulation and exercises are used to improve range of motion, strengthen the surrounding muscles, and return the normal function of the injured area. Our team can also develop an exercise programme to help strengthen the affected body part and reduce the risk of the injury recurring.

Are soreness and stiffness preventing you from enjoying your life? 

Have Questions?

What is a Sports Injury?

Sports injuries are injuries to the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and related tissues) during sports and physical activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries to prevent them and reduce their severity. 

Causes of sports injuries 

  1. These may be injuries that occur due to collisions with other athletes, the ground, and objects.
  2. Excessive use and repetitive stress on limbs and joints
  3. Improper training, Insufficient exercise, and Insufficient warm-up and stretch before the competition 
  4. Inappropriate sports equipment or sports gear during sports activities. 

When should I get treatment for sport injury?

If you suspect your injury is severe, make an appointment with a doctor or go to the emergency room. The following symptoms can be signs of serious injury that requires professional treatment:

  • Severe swelling and pain
  • Deformities such as large lumps or bent limbs at strange angles
  • Cracking or popping sounds when moving damaged areas
  • Inability to carry or support weight with the injured area
  • Instability in a joint
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fever

You should also contact a doctor if you have an injury that looks small but does not improve with home care. After the first month, there should be no swelling or visible bruising around the damaged area. If you see swelling or discolouration after four weeks, make an appointment with a doctor. Severe pain after the first few weeks is also an excellent reason to visit. 

What is first aid treatment for sport injury?

You can expect several things to happen in the first few hours after a muscle injury. In addition to muscle pain, swelling and bruising can occur. Early acute pain can give way to throbbing pain. The injured area is also sensitive to movement and gentle touch. You might not be able to use it usually for the first few hours.

If you don’t have any of these symptoms, use the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevate) to treat your injury immediately after it occurs and for the next 48 hours. Proper care and care starts with being smart and knowing when to stay away from an injury. Your first decision after an injury can affect the way you always treat it.

R.I.C.E. is an abbreviation that is widely used by coaches and sports athletes to remember how to treat minor muscle injuries. It stands for rest, ice, compression and elevate.

When can I play sports again?

When athletes have a period when they are on Injured Reserve or dealing with either an acute or chronic injury, oftentimes they believe they can go back to pre-injury performance levels immediately.

However, this is not the case. After an injury, when an athlete is medically cleared to play, they should only do 10% of the intensity of the workout they normally do on the first session and consult with coaching staff to plan a progressive regimen to work their way back up.

Can I just wait to get better?

To think that a common sports injury sustained while practicing during a high impact activity will simply go away on its own is both foolish and dangerous. The mantra of “walking off” an injury is blasphemous in the medical literature and can even produce further damage and injury.

Book a consult with us to determine the grade of your injury, and they can come up with a plan of relative rest or safe alternating exercise activities while you recover.
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