Literally, dozens of sports are played in Sydney every day, and it’s an excellent way to have fun, stay healthy and fit. However, if you sustain any sports injury, it can hamper your movement as well as your performance. Unfortunately, an injury can strike at any point of time regardless of whether you are indulging in a sport as a hobby, or are a performing athlete.
A sports physiotherapist undergoes specialised training which is used to treat athletes that are more prone to injury because of the high-intensity sports they play. They can provide hands-on treatment in order to maximise performance and prevent injury.
Sports Physiotherapy – The Benefits
#1 Immediate Relief From Pain
A sports physiotherapist can provide pain relief by administering various treatments based on the nature of the injury. This would include:
- Providing hot/cold packs
- Dry needling or hands on treatment
- Taping the injured areas of the body
All of these methods can help either ease or release the muscular tension. A sports physiotherapist is very knowledgeable and well-trained, which allows them to quickly assess as well as target the root cause of the pain.
#2 Injury prevention
It’s important for athletes to visit a sports therapist on a regular basis in order to keep healthy and fit for upcoming events. They would be able to assess the current levels of movement and identify all the areas of minor inflammation or weakness that have the potential to lead to an injury. They also help with building up strength which is required for the sports the athletes are involved in. All of these things help in injury prevention from the outset.
#3 Treatment Plans that are Tailored For Specific Needs
A sports injury physiotherapist designs training plans that are specific to the athletes or client’s areas of weakness. They are also able to make adjustments for any previous injuries limitations as well as current injuries. The professional will work on a 1 to 1 basis to develop a treatment plan that keep the client limitations in view, helping them build strong muscles, bones, joints as well as ligaments. This comprehensive approach helps to improve the athlete’s performance and allows them to achieve their peak potential.
#4 Helps In Relaxation
When a person has a healthy body, it also helps them lead a happier life, which is important when it comes to making a well-rounded athlete. The sports physiotherapist will also provide treatment which is effective in relaxing muscular strain and tension. That gives the sportsperson peace of mind knowing that they are in good hands when it comes to their injury management or sports needs.
#5 Injury Treatment
It isn’t always possible to prevent a sports injury, and most athletes suffer from them at some time or the other. A sports physiotherapist has extensive knowledge and training in order to help their clients achieve a much faster rate of recovery from the injuries which also helps improve healing time. They do this by providing specific treatment and exercises. The types of treatment used would be entirely dependent on what are the injury is and how severe it is.
Areas of Specialisation
In addition, a sports physiotherapist will also ensure that their treatment focuses on improving muscle and joint flexibility. A well-established physiotherapy center like ours provides treatment to athletes from various sporting areas, including;
- Aussie Rules Football (AFL)
- Jogging/Running/ Athletics
- Weightlifting/Gym activities
For any information on the different types of services, we at Insync Physiotherapist provide, feel free to contact us on 02 9569 5145. You can also send us your queries via this online form and we will respond quickly and answer any queries you may have.
Thanks for reading,
Insync Physiotherapy Team
02 9569 5145