Get Back in the Game Faster and Easier with Physiotherapy Treatments
How did my sports injury occur?
Whether you rolled your ankle on the soccer field, swung your bat too aggressively on the baseball diamond, or straining your back while hiking your favorite trail, Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre can help you find relief. Your treatment plan will be dependent upon the nature of your injury, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention. If you’ve sustained a sports injury, please contact us as soon as possible. Any injury left untreated can become more severe over time.
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Common types of sports injuries:
- Shin splints. Medial tibial stress syndrome, also known as shin splints, is a pain that can be felt within the shin bones, which are located at the front of your leg. This pain occurs when excessive stress is placed on the shinbone and the connective tissues surrounding it. Shin splints often leave you feeling debilitated and limited; however, they can be avoided by wearing proper footwear, strengthening your core and leg muscles, and warming up before exercise.
- Knee injuries. Did you know your knee is the most complex joint in your body? While this means that it has the ability to accomplish numerous physical feats, it also means that it is one of the most commonly injured body parts. Knee injuries may include a dull ache that runs from your hip to your knee, repetitive-use injuries that make it difficult to move your knee, or more severe injuries such as an ACL tear that may require intensive rehabilitation or surgical correction.
- Sprains. Your bones are connected to one another by ligaments. When a ligament is stretched beyond its limits, a sprain can occur. Once the ligament is stretched, it is more likely that the affected area will be sprained again in the future.
- Strains or pulled muscles. Your muscles and bones are connected by tendons. When a tendon is stretched beyond its limit, a strain or “pulled muscle” can occur. Once the tendon is stretched, it is more likely that the affected area will be strained again in the future.
Find relief for your sports injury with physiotherapy:
Treatment plans take into account the nature of your injury, your lifestyle, your fitness level, and any health risks you may have. They typically consist of strengthening exercises, stretches, and manual therapy, as described below:
- Strengthening exercises – used to enhance the injured and surrounding areas.
- Stretches – used to improve balance and mobility.
- Manual therapy – used to increase your range of motion and reduce scar tissue.
These are all done in order to help you recover after your sports injury and to prevent further injury from occurring in the future. If your injury is preventing you from performing your sport the way you want, contact Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre today! We’ll get you started on the first steps toward recovery so you can get back in the game!