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What Are The Early Warning Signs Of An Injury?

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Early intervention

After an injury, it is important that you seek treatment and begin recovery as quickly as possible. Physiotherapists can assist in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries, allowing you to return to your physical activity and reduce discomfort or pain.

Early intervention is important, as untreated injuries can develop into chronic problems. At NDPE, we tailor your treatment and detect developing injuries early, creating the best possible chance of recovery.

Common Injuries and Conditions

Common sporting injuries include:

  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Repetitive-motion injuries
  • Torn ligaments
  • Shoulder, arm, wrist and hand pain
  • Leg, hip, knee, ankle and foot pain
  • Bursitis & Tendonitis/ Tendinosis
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Bruises / Contusions /Corks

What Treatments can help with sports injuries?

At NDPE, we personalise your treatment based on your body and injury. Common physiotherapy treatments include:

  • Stretching, mobilisation, soft tissue release
  • Tailored exercise program
  • Sports massage / Remedial massage / trigger point release
  • Gait or running analysis to improve technique
  • Ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, interferential therapy, biofeedback
  • Taping and bracing
  • Exercise recommendations

What should I do after a sports injury?

In the first 24 – 48 hours, the RICE method may limit swelling and pain.

  • Rest.
  • Ice: Apply ice for 15 minutes every 2 hours.
  • Compression: Compress the affected area.
  • Elevation: If your leg is injured, elevate it above your heart.

Also, avoid the following as they may HARM recovery.  

  • Heat.
  • Alcohol.
  • Running or Exercise.
  • Massage.

Injury Prevention Tips

  • Warm up by stretching and performing similar exercises before you start training.
  • Stretch after exercise to cool down.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • If you are injured, see a physiotherapist as soon as possible.

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Northern Districts Physiotherapy

Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic was established in 1995 and consists of an energetic team of highly qualified and experienced professionals who take the time to understand ...


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West Ryde NSW 2114

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