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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.

Discover the Benefits of Sports Physiotherapy.

Sports physiotherapists possess comprehensive understanding of an athlete’s body mechanics. Through their extensive qualifications and experience, they have the ability to personalise treatment plans to address your specific sport, injury, and future requirements. Our sports therapists can support you in maintaining optimal performance for your sport by implementing effective management strategies.

Besides addressing sports-related injuries, a sports physiotherapist can help their patients develop the necessary strength and flexibility to significantly improve performance.

Your Sports Physio Questions Answered

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.

Which injuries are commonly treated in sports physiotherapy?

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 common injuries can sports physiotherapy help with?

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?

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 mild strain that allows for functional movement, albeit with pain. Recovery from Grade 1 injuries usually takes approximately 2 weeks.

Grade 2: A moderate strain that may lead to a minor to moderate loss of function. Recovery from these injuries generally takes about 4-6 weeks.

Grade 3: A severe strain, tear, or possible rupture that might require surgical intervention. Recovery from these types of injuries generally takes several months, potentially extending further 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?

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 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

Which injuries are frequently encountered in sports?

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 answer to this question varies across countries and genders. In Australia, for men, cycling has the highest injury rate among all sports, with AFL, rugby, and soccer following closely. Conversely, equestrian activities display the highest injury rate for Australian women, as well as 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 North Ryde 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 North Ryde 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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