Sports Injuries is a collective term used to describe a multitude of injuries that can occur among recreational or elite athletes. Symptoms may include, pain, swelling, loss of movement and inability to play sports.
Sports injuries may result from:
- A heavy overload/repetitive overuse
- Sudden increases in intensity/frequency of training
- Uneven surfaces/poor footwear
- Faulty biomechanics, poor alignment and muscle imbalance
Common Sports Injuries Include:
- Rotator Cuff Syndromes, Bursitis and Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow/Golfers Elbow
- Shoulder, Hip, Knee and Ankle Joint Sprains
- Quadricep, Calf and Achilles Tendon Tears
- Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Spurs
- Back/Neck and Joint Pain
- Education: ice vs. heat. Identify and correct training errors. Appropriate stability products such as orthotics, taping, braces and compression sleeves.
- Electrotherapy: Pulsed Electromagnetic Therapy, Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential and Tens are used to decrease pain, inflammation, and swelling and to stimulate the rate and quality of healing. They also assist in the breakdown of scar tissue.
- Manual Therapy: Spinal and joint mobilization techniques to correct joint alignment, improve joint mechanics and prevent compensatory stress.
- Massage Therapy Techniques: To promote healing, regain muscle length and release scar tissue.
- Acupuncture: is effective in regaining tissue elasticity as well as in the release of scar tissue.
- Exercise Rehabilitation: progressive exercise program that includes core stability, strength, flexibility, balance, agility, functional strength and plyometrics.
Can assist in supporting the injured area thereby decreasing pain, spasm and swelling. It can also help to improve pain-free mobility and function in the healing stages of the injury.
- Shockwave Therapy:
Shockwave Treatment is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that involves the delivery of high-energy sound waves to affected areas of the body to trigger the body’s own natural repair mechanisms and stimulate healing. It is a safe and effective treatment option. The recovery period is shorter than traditional invasive surgery and the procedure eliminates many of the risks associated with traditional surgery. Generally, 3 treatments are advocated with 1 week between treatments.
We provide a selection of products to promote and assist with optimal healing and functional ability.
Our focus of treatment is to ensure the quality of healing as well as a fully conditioned and safe return to physical activity and sport.
Looking for an appointment in Richmond Steveston, BC?
Our experienced team at Richmond Steveston Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic will assist you with finding the best treatment for your specific type of injury and improving your mobility. Give us a call or book an online appointment today.