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Our sports physiotherapists utilise their years of experience and skill to specifically address sports-related injuries and illnesses. While anyone engaged in physical activity can derive advantages from sports physiotherapy, it is particularly advantageous for athletes who engage in repeated strenuous activities, which place significant strain and demand on their bodies. Sports physiotherapy provides tailored treatment to each individual, ensuring that their fitness needs and recovery are closely intertwined.

How Can Sports Physiotherapy Benefit You?

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.

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 are the benefits of sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy is instrumental in your path to recovery and focuses on improving 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 benefit from 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?

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 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 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.

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

How does a physiotherapist differ from a sports therapist?

Physiotherapists and sports therapists both complete university studies to obtain their qualifications. However, the path to becoming a sports therapist involves two options—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 treatment strategy will be customised based on the type and severity of the injury. Your sports physiotherapist will assess your injury and work together with you to design a treatment plan, which may incorporate techniques such as:

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

What are the top 10 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 sport has the highest rate of injuries?

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 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 Ryde and the nearby areas. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced sports therapists, click the link below to get in touch.

Don’t let ongoing pain and inconvenience hold you back. Contact us today to book an appointment or call 02 9874 8410.

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