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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 possess detailed understanding of an athlete’s body mechanics. Their extensive qualifications and experience allow them to customise treatment to accommodate your specific sport, injury, and future requirements. Rely on our sports therapists to help you maintain peak 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.

Sports Therapy FAQs

What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that specifically addresses injuries and illnesses related to sports. These types of injuries differ from everyday injuries because athletes, whether professional or amateur, repeatedly emphasise and train specific body parts that are vital to their sport, increasing the risk of injury over time. At NDPE, we provide treatment for patients with acute sports injuries, recurring issues caused by sporting activities, and patients recovering from surgery due to sports injuries.

What advantages does sports physiotherapy offer?

Sports physiotherapy plays a crucial role in facilitating your healing journey and aims to optimise your flexibility, endurance, and strength.

First and foremost, a sports physiotherapist will focus on alleviating your pain levels using techniques like massage and stretching. As your pain decreases, additional therapies may be incorporated to regain any lost muscle strength and enhance overall mobility. With one of our sports physiotherapists at NDPE, your treatment will be personalised, specifically targeting the affected area to reduce pain and enable you to resume activities you enjoy. Additionally, you’ll receive education and resources to minimise the risk of re-injury, allowing you to stay active for an extended period.

What types of injuries does sports physiotherapy cover?

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.

Which common injuries can sports physiotherapy help with?

We are able to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety 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 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 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.

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

What are the distinctions 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 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

Which injuries are frequently encountered in sports?

The following are the top 10 most prevalent 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 answer to this question varies depending on countries and genders. In Australia, for men, cycling has the highest injury rate among all sports, followed by AFL, rugby, and soccer. On the other hand, equestrian activities have the highest injury rate for Australian women, followed by netball, cycling, and soccer.

Why Choose NDPE?

At NDPE, you can expect to be treated by an experienced therapist who will target your pain and alleviate your discomfort, contributing to your recovery journey. With years of practice, we blend empathy and top-notch care to offer the treatment you deserve. Our team of compassionate therapists strives to improve your physical health while considering your emotional well-being, ensuring holistic support for your overall wellness. We take great pride in providing care to patients in North Sydney 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 North Sydney 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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