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With a wealth of experience and skill, our sports physiotherapists at NDPE have a strong focus on treating sports-related injuries and illnesses. While anyone who leads an active lifestyle can benefit from sports physiotherapy, it is particularly advantageous for athletes who engage in demanding and repetitive physical activities. These activities exert strain and put increased demand on their bodies. By offering personalised treatment, we ensure that the fitness requirements of each individual are met, and their recovery progresses effectively.

How Can Sports Physiotherapy Benefit You?

Sports physiotherapists have detailed knowledge of the way an athlete’s body mechanically operates. Their extensive qualifications and experience enable them to customise treatment to your sport, injury, and future needs. Your sports therapist can help you maintain peak condition for your sport by implementing management strategies.

Apart from treating injuries related to sports, a sports physiotherapist can aid their patients in building the right strength and flexibility, leading to notable performance improvements.

Your Sports Physio Questions Answered

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a specialised area of physiotherapy that focuses on treating injuries and illnesses related to sports. These types of injuries are different from everyday injuries because athletes, whether they are professional or amateur, repeatedly concentrate on and train specific body parts that are crucial for their sport, which can lead to an increased likelihood of injury over time. At NDPE, we offer treatment for patients with acute sports injuries, recurring issues caused by sporting activities, and patients in the recovery phase after undergoing surgery for sports-related injuries.

What advantages does sports physiotherapy offer?

Sports physiotherapy is instrumental in your path to recovery and focuses on improving your flexibility, endurance, and strength.

The foremost objective of a sports physiotherapist is to address and alleviate your pain levels through various techniques, including massage and stretching. As your pain subsides, additional therapies may be incorporated to restore lost muscle strength and enhance overall mobility. At NDPE, our sports physiotherapists provide personalised treatment, specifically targeting the affected area to reduce pain and facilitate your return to your favourite activities. You’ll receive valuable education and resources to minimise the risk of re-injury, allowing you to enjoy your sport ongoing.

What types of injuries does sports physiotherapy cover?

Sports physiotherapy can address a broad spectrum of injuries that hinder your performance potential. Whether you’re dealing with soft tissue damage, nerve injuries, dislocations, or fractures, our extensive training equips us to treat the challenges your sport presents.

Which typical injuries can be effectively treated with sports physiotherapy?

We are able to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of sporting-related injuries such as:

How many sessions does it take until recovery?

The type and severity of your injury will heavily influence your recovery time. For instance, healing a fracture generally takes longer compared to a sprain or strain. Soft tissue injuries are categorised into 3 grades:

Grade 1: A minor strain that permits functionality, although accompanied by pain. Grade 1 injuries typically take around 2 weeks to recover from.

Grade 2: A moderate strain that may result in a mild to moderate decrease in functionality. Typically, these injuries require approximately 4-6 weeks of recovery time.

Grade 3: A severe strain, tear, or even a possible rupture that might necessitate surgical intervention. The recovery timeframe for these types of injuries typically extends over several months, and it can be longer depending on individual circumstances.

Together with your sports physiotherapist, you will establish the appropriate number of sessions needed to address your specific needs.

What is the difference between a physiotherapist and a sports therapist?

Physiotherapists and sports therapists both undergo university studies to acquire their qualifications. In the case of sports therapists, there are two pathways to obtain the title—academic study (two years of full-time Master’s program) or experiential study (five years of full-time clinical or practical experience).

What are the common treatment approaches for sports injuries?

The treatment strategy will be customised based on the type and severity of the injury. Your sports physiotherapist will assess your injury and work together with you to design a treatment plan, which may incorporate techniques such as:

  • Massage
  • Stretching
  • Ultrasound
  • TENS
  • Hot or cold therapies

What are the 10 most common sports injuries?

The 10 most common sports injuries are:

  • Strains
  • Groin pull
  • Sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions

What sport has the highest injury rate?

The response to this query varies based on countries and genders. In Australia, among men, cycling holds the highest injury rate in comparison to other sports, with AFL, rugby, and soccer following suit. Conversely, equestrian activities exhibit the highest injury rate for Australian women, with netball, cycling, and soccer also ranking.

Why Choose NDPE?

At NDPE, you will be in the hands of an experienced therapist who will target your pain and provide relief to alleviate your discomfort, thereby supporting your recovery process. With our wealth of experience, we merge compassion and excellent care to ensure you receive the treatment you deserve. Our team of dedicated physios aims to enhance your physical health while considering your emotional well-being, promoting your overall well-being. We are proud to serve patients in Dundas and the surrounding suburbs, providing them with the care they need.

Book Your Sports Physiotherapy Appointment

If you are currently recovering from a sports injury and have been considering sports physiotherapy as a viable treatment, we hope this has helped you in making your decision. At NDPE, we offer sports physiotherapy services to individuals residing in Dundas and the surrounding areas. To book an appointment with one of our experienced sports therapists, please click the link below to get in touch.

No one should have to endure ongoing pain and inconvenience. Contact us now to make an appointment or call 02 9874 8410.

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