Sports Injuries Consultation: Your Road to Recovery and Peak Performance:
We understand that sports enthusiasts and athletes alike may encounter injuries that can hinder their performance and passion for their chosen activity. Our dedicated team of physiotherapists is here to provide expert care and personalized treatment plans for a wide range of sports-related injuries. Whether you are a professional athlete or a recreational sports enthusiast, our goal is to help you recover from your injury, prevent further setbacks, and get back to doing what you love at your peak performance level.
Some common sports injuries we evaluate during our Sports Injuries Consultation include:
- Sprains and Strains: Whether it’s a twisted ankle or a pulled muscle, sprains and strains are common in sports. Our physiotherapists can help you recover from these injuries and implement preventive strategies to reduce the risk of future occurrences.
- Tendinopathy: Overuse of certain tendons, such as the Achilles or rotator cuff, can lead to tendon pain. Our specialized treatments focus on promoting healing, reducing inflammation, and improving tendon strength and flexibility.
- Ligament Injuries: Ligament injuries, like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, are common in sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction. Our targeted rehabilitation plans aim to stabilize the affected joint and prevent re-injury.
- Stress Fractures: Overtraining and repetitive impact can lead to stress fractures. We offer guidance on modifying training routines and implementing proper biomechanics to facilitate bone healing.
- Dislocations and Subluxations: Shoulder, elbow, and finger dislocations can occur during sports collisions or falls. Our physiotherapists can help you recover from these injuries and improve joint stability.
- Overuse Injuries: Repetitive movements and inadequate recovery can lead to overuse injuries like runner’s knee and tennis elbow. Our personalized treatment plans address the underlying causes and promote healing.
Key Aspects of Our Care:
Advice and early activity: Early movement has been shown to be beneficial in improving pain. However, we understand that pain can make you feel apprehensive about moving normally. Our experienced Physios will guide you in understanding your condition, teach you safe and comfortable movements, and provide support throughout your recovery journey.
Rehabilitation: Following a thorough assessment of your individual condition and its root causes, our Physio will design a personalized rehabilitation plan. This will take into account your current fitness levels, lifestyle, as well as your home, work, and hobbies to create a tailored plan. The rehabilitation plan may include exercises specifically designed to stretch or strengthen the structures around your injured area. You will receive this plan either in paper form or through our interactive and supportive app, Physitrack, whichever you prefer.
Manual therapy: Self manipulation or Physiotherapist guided manipulation of the area and the surrounding muscles and ligaments can be beneficial in many painful conditions. Your Physio will discuss these with you and provide you with the appropriate instructions to carry out for optimal recovery.
Taping: Supportive kinesiology tape can be applied to provide short-term relief. We can also teach this technique to you or a family member or friend so that they can assist you with it at home. Additionally, can provide a video for you to reference between visits to ensure the correct application.
Sports-Specific Training: Tailored exercises and drills to mimic the demands of your sport, enhancing your athletic performance and reducing the risk of future injuries.
Injury Prevention Education: Guidance on injury prevention strategies, proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, and advice on optimal training load management.
Follow-up: Your care doesn’t end after the first appointment and care plan. We care about your progress and will schedule a follow-up appointment within a few weeks to check on your condition, address any concerns, and advance your rehabilitation plan. Our method of supportive, ongoing management has shown to yield the best results, and that’s what we aim for you.
At Infinite Physio, we are committed to providing you with personalized care and effective solutions to manage and alleviate your elbow, hand and wrist pain. Our team of skilled professionals is here to support you throughout your journey to better health.
If you are diagnosed with tendon, muscle or joint pain you can benefit from Extracorporeal Shockwave treatment (ESWT).
Extracorporeal (outside of the body) Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive technique designed to treat the causes of chronic pain, without the need for invasive treatment such as injections or surgery. It involves delivering a series of high-energy impulses to the affected area.
A probe is passed over the site of your pain and shockwaves are directed to the area. Treatment with Shockwave produces an inflammatory response around the site of pain. The body responds to this by increasing metabolic activity. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process. Shockwave blocks transmission of pain signals which reduces overall pain levels within the area.
Gait Analysis is the study of human motion and may be indicated for you if your injury has been caused by the way your body is moving. Gait Analysis focuses heavily on the foot and lower limb and the way these structures impact on the whole chain of your body during motion. For example, flat feet, and osteoarthritic joints in the feet can contribute to poor mobility which in turn can lead to injury. Gait Analysis involves a thorough foot and ankle assessment, both in sitting and standing, followed by a short walk or run on a treadmill, while being observed directly by your Podiatrist and via a camera. The video of your walk or run can then be slowed down to allow us to see small motions and problems.
The information uncovered by your Gait Analysis will then inform your rehabilitation plan.