Sports physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that focuses on evaluating and treating injuries related to sports and exercise, regardless of the level or age of the athlete. Besides alleviating pain and restoring full function, our physiotherapist at Rebound Sport and Spine concentrates on enhancing the athlete’s performance and development.
At Rebound Sport and Spine, our physiotherapists bring the education and experience to work with patients of all backgrounds, utilizing physical activity to promote long-term wellness, improved daily performance, and recovery from injuries or chronic pain. To establish a baseline level of the athlete’s current strengths and weaknesses, our physiotherapist uses a variety of tests and equipment to obtain objective data. Injury can be an extremely frustrating experience for athletes, so setting objective goals and targets can be a fantastic motivator. We offer a range of services to assist you in achieving your health objectives. In addition, we develop exercise programs that incorporate strength and cardiovascular training.
What is Sports Physiotherapy?
The aim of sports physiotherapy is to help clients recover from pain as quickly as possible and get back to performing at their best. Sports injuries differ from everyday injuries because the demands of sports on the body are greater and the tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joints experience more pressure. To assess injuries thoroughly our physiotherapist asks detailed questions about the current and previous injuries and conducts a comprehensive examination of the body.
Jordana Robinson, our physiotherapist, holds a Master’s of Physiotherapy and was an elite-level gymnast until an injury took her out of the sport. Her personal and professional experiences with sports injuries make her an expert when it comes to sports injuries. Her advice emphasizes the importance of listening to injured bodies, knowing when it is okay to push through an injury during a season and when it might be a better idea to take a break. Additionally, she will assist you during pre-season training to make sure you stay injury-free.
Identifying The Type of Injury
At Rebound Sport and Spine, our physiotherapist evaluates and treats joint-related injuries such as sprains and strains. We also help you recover from knee injuries, including the common Anterior Cruciate Ligament (AC) injuries that are seen in many sports. Head injuries, such as concussions, can also be addressed by a sports physiotherapist as well. Concussions can result in symptoms like dizziness, nausea, and fatigue, and can lead to more severe conditions if not treated properly. Muscle-related injuries, another type of sports injury, can cause acute or chronic pain, which can impair your performance both on and off the field. Our physiotherapist can also help treat inflammatory issues like arthritis. Our goal is to get you to recover fully.
Identifying The Root Cause Of Your Injury
Identifying the root cause of the injury is critical because it may not be in the location of the pain. A thorough assessment can identify the factors that contributed to the injury. An individualized treatment plan is then created to address all weaknesses and imbalances, with the aim of leaving you stronger after recovering from the injury and avoiding re-injury.
We set realistic timeframes for the athlete’s return to sports, considering that injuries heal at different rates in different people.
Performing A Physical Assessment
The physical assessment carried out by our physiotherapist is essential in designing a personalized exercise program. It takes into account your physical activities, medical history, and other pertinent information. Our physiotherapist can also assess nutritional supplements and other aids to ensure that you receive the appropriate support for your physical activities. If you have suffered an injury, we will devise a plan to help you return to your sport while minimizing the risk of re-injury and optimizing daily performance.
During a comprehensive assessment, our physiotherapist evaluates not only the injured area but also the entire kinetic chain involved in the particular movement pattern of the sport in the patient was injured in. This helps identify the cause of the injury, allowing for a specific treatment program to be developed. We would ask that you share information about the current training program, weekly workload, and upcoming important competitions in both the near and distant future. The treatment program is always tailored to your individual needs with certain goals in mind.
“When you come to a physiotherapist at Rebound your therapist will work with you to create a treatment program that will best fit your needs! Through a combination of hands-on treatments and targeted exercises, we’ll get you back to all of your activities as quickly and safely as possible“ – Jordana Robinson.
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