Sports Physiotherapy is a specialized branch of Physiotherapy which deals with the problems related to injuries that mainly occur during a sports event or after that (whether it is on-filed or off-field.)
Sports therapists play a huge role in helping out sportspersons of all ages and at different sports levels to enhance their ability to perform well. They have a role in pre-participation evaluation, the decision of clearance to play, and planning the rest & recovery schedule of athletes.
Sports physiotherapists also work and travel with individual players or teams, coordinate with other medical professionals, and helps in training, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and promote health and skill related components of player/athlete. (like strength, endurance, coordination, reaction time, balance, power, etc.)
Performance enhancement is one of the major goals of sports physiotherapy. Thus, it has become an integral part of any sport in today’s era.
Some of the Sports conditions treated by the Physiotherapists are:
➤ ACL injury
➤Rotator cuff tear
➤ Sudden Blow
➤ Whiplash injury
➤ Twisting injuries
➤ Ankle Sprains
➤ Stress Fractures
➤ Runner’s Knee
➤ Jumper’s Knee
➤ Shin Splint
How our Sports Physiotherapists’ (SP) works?
➤ Sports therapist assess their athletes in a proper manner and also train them according to their sports.
➤ Our SP provides training sessions along with proper warm-ups and cool down in order to enhance performance and decrease the chances of injuries during any sports.
➤ SP helps by giving advice related to play techniques and proper equipment to the athletes which help in preventing injuries.
➤ SP train the athletes in a manner so that they can perform their best during the competition without any chances of getting injured.
➤ SP plan the post-injury rehab program for the athletes which helps them to return to their game again with full confidence, restored functions, and without any pain or inability.
➤ Along with injury treatment, SP also works in the field for proper assessment as well as training for a specific event or in other words training of specific movement or muscles that are used during sports activity so as to prevent it from any injury.
➤ Sports Physiotherapy helps in providing a good rehab program in order to help an athlete return to their sports after the injury.
➤ The instant when a player gets injured in the field it’s the duty of Sports therapists who have to work and decide the most appropriate treatment they can provide in order to help their players get back to their game. It’s the Sports therapist who decides whether the player is fit for the event or not.
The essential role of a sports physiotherapist in international and elite sports and all other levels of the sport, is to provide treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and to improve performance through injury prevention, maintenance, and recovery interventions.
Sports Physiotherapy includes using methods like massage, physical activity, and manipulation among others to heal and prevent injuries. It also includes a structured exercise plan to strengthen weak muscles and ligaments prone to injuries.
Our sports physiotherapist not only specializes in treating injuries but also in planning an effective ‘return to sports training’ to help reduce the incidence of re-injury. They help minimize the risk of overuse injuries as well.