When it comes to rehabilitation from a sports injury, physiotherapists can help in the case of overuse, application of force or impact injuries to the body. Here are important steps in making a quick and full recovery from sports injuries.
The first step is to undergo a thorough assessment from a professional physiotherapist to accurately diagnose your injury. One of our physios will examine your injury, assess its severity and attempt to identify any underlying factors that contributed to the injury. This step is crucial as it helps the physiotherapist design a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
At Cairnhill Physiotherapy, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that aims to facilitate a speedy recovery. This holistic treatment plan may include sports massage, lower limb injury rehab, tendinopathy rehab or other methods depending on the nature of the injury. The treatment plan will be designed to target the specific issues identified during the assessment.
Rehabilitation exercises play a vital role in recovering from a sports injury. The physiotherapist will guide you through a series of exercises in our on-site gym that are tailored to your injury and stage of recovery. These exercises may include stretching, strengthening, balance and proprioception exercises, among others. The physiotherapist will ensure that you perform the exercises correctly and gradually progress them as you regain strength and mobility.
Manual therapy techniques can promote healing and reduce pain to regain strength and flexibility in the problem area, placing you on the path to recovery. We aim to manage you back to pre-injury activity levels, improving joint mobility, reducing muscle tension, enhancing circulation and accelerating the healing process.
Throughout your recovery, the physiotherapist will closely monitor your progress. They will assess your response to treatment, make adjustments to the plan as needed and ensure that you are on track for a quick recovery. Regular follow-up appointments at Cairnhill will allow the physiotherapist to track your improvement, provide guidance and modify the treatment plan accordingly.
Remember, every sports injury and individual’s recovery process is unique. Following these steps under the guidance of a qualified physiotherapist can significantly contribute to a quicker and more effective recovery. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.