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At NDPE, our sports physiotherapists leverage their extensive experience and knowledge to effectively address sports-related injuries and illnesses. While individuals who engage in physical activities can all benefit from sports physiotherapy, it holds the greatest potential for athletes who engage in repetitive and intense activities, placing significant stress and demand on their bodies. Our approach involves providing customised treatment to cater to the unique needs of each individual, ensuring their fitness requirements align harmoniously with their recovery process.

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.

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 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.

How can Sports Physiotherapy benefit you?

Sports physiotherapy assists in your journey towards healing and aims to enhance your flexibility, endurance, and strength.

The primary focus of a sports physiotherapist is to effectively reduce your pain levels using techniques like massage and stretching. As your pain decreases, additional therapies may be introduced to restore any diminished muscle strength and improve your overall range of motion. At NDPE, our sports physiotherapists will tailor your treatment to your individual needs, targeting the affected area to alleviate pain and help you regain the ability to engage in activities you love. Additionally, you will receive education and resources to reduce the likelihood of re-injury, enabling you to stay actively involved for longer.

Which injuries are commonly treated in sports physiotherapy?

Sports physiotherapy can address a broad spectrum of injuries that hinder your performance potential. Whether you’re dealing with soft tissue damage, nerve injuries, dislocations, or fractures, our extensive training equips us to treat the challenges your sport presents.

Which typical injuries can be effectively treated with 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?

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 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 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.

The exact number of sessions required will be determined through discussion between you and your sports physiotherapist.

What are the distinctions 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 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?

Here are the 10 most commonly seen sports injuries:

  • Strains
  • Groin pull
  • Sprains
  • Knee injuries
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Back injuries
  • Concussions

Which sports have the highest risk of injury?

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 will be in the hands of an experienced therapist who will target your pain and provide relief to alleviate your discomfort, thereby supporting your recovery process. With our wealth of experience, we merge compassion and excellent care to ensure you receive the treatment you deserve. Our team of dedicated physios aims to enhance your physical health while considering your emotional well-being, promoting your overall well-being. We are proud to serve patients in Telopea and the surrounding suburbs, providing them with the care they need.

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 Telopea 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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