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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 specific branch of physiotherapy that targets injuries and illnesses associated with sports. These types of injuries differ from everyday injuries because athletes, whether they are professional or amateur, continually focus on and train specific body parts that are essential for their sport, increasing the risk of injury over time. At NDPE, we provide comprehensive treatment for patients with acute sports injuries, recurring issues caused by sports activities, and patients recovering from surgery following sports-related injuries.

What are the benefits of sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy supports you in your healing process and strives to enhance your flexibility, endurance, and strength.

At NDPE, our sports physiotherapists prioritise reducing your pain levels as the primary goal. They employ techniques such as massage and stretching to achieve this. As your pain diminishes, additional therapies will be introduced to rebuild any weakened muscle strength and enhance your overall mobility. Your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs, with a focus on the affected area to alleviate pain and restore your ability to participate in activities you love. You will also receive valuable education and resources to minimise the chances of re-injury, enabling you to remain actively engaged in your chosen sport.

What types of injuries are addressed in sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy encompasses the treatment of a diverse range of injuries that hinder your optimal performance. From soft tissue damage and nerve injuries to dislocations and fractures, our years of training enable us to effectively address the obstacles imposed by your sport.

What common injuries can be addressed and managed through sports physiotherapy?

Our experience and training enables us to assess, diagnose, and treat an extensive range of sporting-related injuries such as:

On average, how many sessions are needed for a full recovery?

Your recovery time will largely depend on the type and severity of your injury. For example, fractures typically require more time to heal compared to sprains or strains. Soft tissue injuries are classified 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.

Overall, you and your sports physiotherapist will collaborate to determine the number of sessions required.

What are the distinctions between a physiotherapist and a sports therapist?

Both physiotherapists and sports therapists undergo university studies to obtain their qualifications. To become a sports therapist, they can choose between two pathways to achieve their title—either through academic study (two years of full-time Master’s program) or experiential study (five years of full-time clinical or practical experience).

What is the treatment for sports injuries?

The treatment approach will be tailored according to the type and severity of the injury. Your sports physiotherapist will assess your specific injury and collaborate with you to create 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?

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 focus on alleviating your pain and discomfort, facilitating your recovery process. With our extensive experience, we combine compassion and high-quality care to deliver the treatment you deserve. Our team of dedicated physios aims to enhance your physical well-being while prioritizing your emotional health to support your overall well-being. We take pride in providing care to patients in Mortlake and the surrounding suburbs.

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 Mortlake 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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