Physiotherapy can assist in the management of both acute and chronic sports injuries. Typical acute sports injuries include muscle strains and joint sprains. Muscle strains and tears can present in both experienced and new athletes, and they can be easily managed through physiotherapy. If treatment is not sought for these injuries in the early stages they can become chronic and take much longer to heal. In this situation, Physiotherapy can assess why the injury has not resolved and guide the patient toward full recovery.
Our physiotherapists can also diagnose and treat traumatic joint injuries such as ankle sprains, ACL and meniscal (knee) injuries, as well as repetitive and overuse injuries often seen in shoulders and elbows. If these injuries are severe enough to warrant surgery your physiotherapist will refer you on to a specialist. Physiotherapy is essential post operatively to help regain joint function and muscle strength and help you return to sport.