How Does a Physiotherapist Treat Sports Injuries?
The top athletes in any sport have dedicated physiotherapist on their teams for good reason. The injury rate for sports injuries is greatly reduced when physiotherapy techniques are administered. But how do physios treat sports injuries? In this quick guide, we’ll show you our sports injury treatment process here at Lichfield Physiotherapy Clinic.
Athletes of almost all types rely on flexibility for performance. Whether you are a runner, football player, swimmer, or boxer, flexibility is a key component of a good workout regimen.
When you get a sports injury, one of the key parts of your recovery plan will be improving flexibility. Not only does this help strengthen the area and help accelerate recovery, but it also helps minimise the risk of another injury.
We use specific exercises that stretch and strengthen muscle tissues, helping you to improve flexibility and alleviate pain.
Accelerate Recovery from Injury
Our aim is to help you recover as quickly and effectively as possible. Using a combination of sports massage, exercise therapy, and state-of-the-art ultrasound and laser therapy techniques, we can ease pain and increase blood flow and nutrient delivery to muscles and injured tissue.
These types of rehabilitation exercises also increase endorphins, which help block pain signals and reduce stress.
Relieve Muscle Soreness
Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can affect people of all ages and fitness levels. If you’ve just started a new exercise program or tried a new workout, you might experience extremely painful DOMS.
We can help alleviate DOMS with targeted sports massages. This is a safe, natural way to reduce DOMS-related inflammation and pain, helping improve muscle function and recovery time.
Prevent Further Injuries
We always want to do our best to avoid future injuries, which is why we also offer expert advice on how to perform exercises safely to stay injury-free. If you’re struggling with chronic pain, we’ll work with you to develop a suitable workout plan that strengthens weak areas so you don’t end up with a severe injury down the line.
If you’re not struggling with a sports injury, but you’d still like the expert help of a physiotherapist, we can tailor a plan to help you boost performance. In this case, we can help you improve movement, correct muscular imbalances, and increase mobility. We’ll focus on functional fitness, motor control, and core and back strength to help you improve reaction times and keep your joints flexible.
Is Sports Physiotherapy Suitable for Everyone?
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be a professional athlete to benefit from sports physiotherapy. Whether you’re on the Olympic team or simply run for fun, physiotherapy is a useful tool to treat sports injuries, aid recovery, and boost performance.
If you’d like to speak to our dedicated sports physiotherapist about how we can help, call our clinic today: 01543 268 896