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NDPE’s sports physiotherapists possess extensive experience and skill in addressing sports-related injuries and illnesses. Sports physiotherapy proves beneficial not only to individuals involved in physical activities but especially to athletes who engage in repeated and vigorous movements that place strain and demand on their bodies. Our approach involves providing customised treatment to cater to the unique needs of each individual, fostering a close connection between their fitness requirements and recovery process.

How Can Sports Physiotherapy Benefit 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.

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.

Sports Therapy FAQs

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a specialised field within physiotherapy that focuses on treating injuries and illnesses related to sports. These types of injuries are distinct from everyday injuries because athletes, both professional and amateur, often concentrate on and train specific body parts that are crucial for their respective sports, which can increase the likelihood of injury over time. At NDPE, we offer comprehensive treatment for patients with acute sports injuries, recurring issues stemming from sporting activities, and patients in recovery following surgery for sports-related injuries.

What positive outcomes can be expected from sports physiotherapy?

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 types of injuries does sports physiotherapy cover?

Sports physiotherapy offers comprehensive solutions for various injuries that hinder your performance capabilities. From soft tissue damage, nerve injuries, dislocations, to fractures incurred during your sport, our years of training allow us to effectively address these challenges.

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 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 mild strain that allows you to perform daily activities, albeit with some pain. Grade 1 injuries generally require approximately 2 weeks for recovery.

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.

In general, the number of sessions needed will be determined through a collaborative effort between you and your sports physiotherapist.

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).

What are the common treatment approaches for sports injuries?

The specific treatment will be determined based on the type and severity of the injury. Your sports physiotherapist will carefully evaluate your injury and collaborate with you to devise a treatment plan, which may include techniques such as:

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

What are the top 10 sports injuries?

Here are the 10 most commonly seen sports injuries:

  • 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 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 Gladesville and the surrounding suburbs.

Book Your Sports Physiotherapy Appointment

If you have a sports injury and are contemplating sports physiotherapy as a treatment option, we hope this information has aided you in making your decision. At NDPE, we provide sports physiotherapy services to residents in Gladesville and the nearby areas. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced sports therapists, click the link below to get in touch.

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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