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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 Help You?

Sports physiotherapists have in-depth knowledge of an athlete’s body mechanics. With their extensive qualifications and experience, they are capable of tailoring treatment to suit your sport, injury, and future needs. Let our sports therapists assist you in maintaining peak physical condition for your sport by implementing effective management strategies.

In addition to treating sport-related injuries, a sports physiotherapist can assist their patients in developing appropriate strength and flexibility, which will undoubtedly enhance performance.

Your Sports Therapy 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 assists in your journey towards healing and aims to enhance 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 kinds of injuries do sports physiotherapists treat?

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 have the capability to assess, diagnose, and treat a diverse range of sports-related injuries including:

How many sessions are typically required for a complete recovery?

The recovery time varies based on the type and severity of your injury. For instance, fractures usually require a longer healing period compared to sprains or strains. Soft tissue injuries are divided into 3 grades:

Grade 1: A minor strain that still allows you to function, although experiencing some pain. It typically takes around 2 weeks for Grade 1 injuries to heal.

Grade 2: A moderate strain that can cause a slight to moderate reduction in function. On average, these injuries necessitate around 4-6 weeks for recovery.

Grade 3: A severe strain, tear, or potential rupture that may require surgical intervention. The recovery period for these types of injuries typically extends over several months, and the duration can vary based 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?

Both physiotherapists and sports therapists pursue university studies to obtain their qualifications. Regarding sports therapists, there are two available routes to earn the title—academic study (two years of full-time Master’s program) or experiential study (five years of full-time clinical or practical experience).

How are sports injuries typically treated?

The treatment will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury. Your sports physiotherapist will evaluate your injury and collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan, which may involve 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

Which sports have the highest risk of injury?

The response to this question varies depending on countries and genders. In Australia, cycling has the highest injury rate among men in any sport, with AFL, rugby, and soccer ranking subsequently. As for Australian women, equestrian activities showcase the highest injury rate, followed by netball, cycling, and soccer.

Why Choose NDPE?

At NDPE, you will receive treatment from a skilled therapist who will specifically address your pain to help ease your discomfort and aid in your recovery process. With our extensive years of experience, we combine compassion and high-quality care to deliver the treatment you deserve. Our team of caring therapists is dedicated to improving your physical health while keeping your emotional well-being in mind, providing comprehensive support for your overall well-being. We take pride in serving patients in Ermington and the surrounding suburbs.

Book Your Sports Physiotherapy Appointment

If you are dealing with a sports injury and have been contemplating sports physiotherapy as a treatment option, we hope this information has provided you with valuable insights. At NDPE, we extend sports physiotherapy services to residents of Ermington and the nearby areas. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced sports therapists, simply click the link below to reach out to us.

No one should have to suffer from persistent pain and inconvenience. Contact us now to schedule an appointment or call 02 9874 8410.

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