Sports Injury Physiotherapy

Services / Sports Injury Physiotherapy

Sports injuries are the most common type of injuries due to various causes ranging from traumatic injuries due to sudden impact events or overuse injuries as a result of repetitive strain. The most common sports injuries that we treat for athletes in Edmonton are:

Ankle Sprains – Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries that may be caused by rolling your ankle inwards or outwards, or placing an upwards pressure on it resulting in the stretching and tearing of ankle ligaments which support the joint. Our physiotherapists will assess the damage caused to your ankle and set goals for the management of the swelling and pain. They will also help you with retraining of muscles so that further injury may be prevented.

Sports Injury Physiotherapy

Tennis Elbow – This type of injury, also known as lateral epicondylitis occurs when you work your elbow too much leading to overloading of tendons therein. This may also be caused by repetitive motions of your wrist and arm. This means, that athletes are not the only people who are prone to get tennis elbow. This condition is characterized by pain or a burning sensation on your elbow and weakening grip strength. The physiotherapist will suggest treatment based on the mode of injury, and will also help with an extensive home exercise program to ensure optimal healing response.

Rotator Cuff Injuries – Suffering from unexplained shoulder pain? You may be suffering from a Rotator Cuff Injury. This pain becomes more evident when you reach up or out, when your tendons tend to rub against your shoulders. Rotator cuff injury does not always mean that there is a tear. However, this may cause shoulder weakness limiting your ability to hold or lift objects. Our physiotherapist will evaluate your presentation and determine the best treatment plan for your condition.
Golfer’s Elbow – Just like the tennis elbow, this too affects the elbow, however, this affects the inner part of the elbow, whereas, the tennis elbow affects the outer part of the elbow. It is characterized by pain or tenderness and reduced grip strength. The physiotherapist will formulate the most effective treatment plan inclusive of range of motion and strengthening exercises.
Concussions – Concussions are a very common occurrence in sports. Sports inevitably increase a person’s risk of falls and collisions with objects or other players. This may lead to concussions, which simply put, is a form of brain injury. Post Concussion Syndrome is a condition that requires optimal treatment considering the complexity of problems that it may cause. Though most problems caused by concussions resolve in a few weeks, some symptoms are known to persist for months and even years. Since it may cause considerable effects on a person’s quality of life, our physiotherapists understand the severity of the issue and ensure that the best rehabilitative plan is formulated to guide your recovery.
Patellofemoral Syndrome – This is characterized by pain in the knee cap, and is also known as the “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee”. Treatment plan for this type of injury is often pretty basic and involves rest and modification of activities that increase the pain and requires long term care to prevent further injury. Weak muscles may sometimes be the root cause of this issue, and therefore treatment plan will be focussed towards elimination of the base cause of the pain.

Sciatica – Sciatica is a larger term that includes all injuries that affect the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is a large nerve running from the lower back down to the back of each leg. When there is an injury to the sciatic nerve, it leads to pain that begins in the lower back extending to your hip, buttocks and leg. Physiotherapy is the best available conservative management for Sciatica. Our physiotherapists will help by teaching you core strengthening exercises and posture correction.

Tennis Elbow – This type of injury, also known as lateral epicondylitis occurs when you work your elbow too much leading to overloading of tendons therein. This may also be caused by repetitive motions of your wrist and arm. This means, that athletes are not the only people who are prone to get tennis elbow. This condition is characterized by pain or a burning sensation on your elbow and weakening grip strength. The physiotherapist will suggest treatment based on the mode of injury, and will also help with an extensive home exercise program to ensure optimal healing response.

Sports Injury Physiotherapy focuses on prevention of further injury and rehabilitation of the patient to attain optimum levels of functional fitness irrespective of age and ability. Our Physiotherapists formulate a tailored treatment plan after in depth subjective and objective assessments. We help you to continue to remain active and prevent any further chances of injury. The risk of re-injury depends on the initial condition, hence continued support and monitoring may be required for an extended period of time.

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