Got tackled and landed awkwardly on your shoulder? Felt a sharp pain your calf while running in the marathon? Had to hobble off the field with ankle pain after you got tackled in the field? Can’t seem to get up to speed running because there is a pain in your thigh stopping you? Is heel pain holding you back from competing in the race?
One million sports injuries occur each year, which suggests that one in 17 Australians suffer an injury. Up to 50% of sports injuries are preventable. Common sports injuries include ankle sprains; anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the knee; archilles tendon injuries in the calf; quadriceps contusion (cork thigh) and acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries in the shoulder. Many sports injuries are preventable and it is important to know how to stretch and strengthen your muscles and joints to prevent injuries as well as to know the correct footwear/sporting gear, and the correct form/techniques for your sport. Once an injury occurs, it is vital to receive prompt and appropriate injury management in order to treat the acute symptoms and prevent secondary complications, to ensure a speedy recovery and successful return to sports. Mis-management or ignoring the pain and symptoms can result in long term loss in flexibility, function and strength in the affected joint. This can be costly to the sporting athlete in terms of future career prospects. If you are suffering from a sports injury as you are reading this, then you know exactly what it feels like to not be able to run as fast you would like in your game, or feel deflated that you could not perform at your best during that match, or to be disappointed not to be picked for the game again, or to be hobbling around for the next two weeks trying to recover after that last round!
How My Favourite Physio can help
Luckily, you don’t have to put up with your sports injury and pain for another day! Studies show that many sporting injuries can be effectively treated with Physiotherapy. There are many causes and types of sporting injuries and it is crucial to have your sports injury correctly assessed and diagnosed, so that you receive the right treatment and rehabilitation to get you back to top form. Here at My Favourite Physio, we are experts at assessing and treating sports injuries. Our Physiotherapists are committed to listening attentively to your concerns, carrying out a thorough assessment of your condition, and then providing appropriate treatment specific to your condition. Because everyone is unique, his or her sports injuries will also be unique and specific to his or her situation. Our Physiotherapists will provide a tailored treatment program, including self-management strategies to manage and prevent future sports injuries for you. Using this approach, our Physiotherapists have achieved great outcomes for many athletes with sporting injuries, restoring function, helping them to become pain free and get back to winning their games.
So don’t suffer your sports injury for another day! Ring today on 02 9790 4233 to book for an appointment with our Physiotherapists and let us help you get rid of that sporting injury and pain today so that you can get back to doing the things you love!