Sports Physiotherapy


Sports injuries can be acute or chronic, and can occur as a result of

  • Improper warming up (or) cooling down.
  • Vigorous exercise.
  • Exerting too much for a current level of fitness.
  • Using inadequate shoes and equipments.
  • Improper techniques.
  • Structural abnormalities.

360 degree physiotherapy has expert registered physios trained in prevention diagnosis treatment rehabilitation of sports injuries.

First level of treatment after injury

As soon as possible, and for 72 hours after injury, use the RICE method:

REST: Avoid overstressing the injury during this early phase

ICE: As soon as possible, and for 20 minutes every two hours, apply ice or a frozen gel pack wrapped in a damp towel. This helps to control bleeding and pain and reduces secondary tissue damage.

COMPRESSION: Firmly bandage or apply pressure to the entire area. This helps to control swelling.

ELEVATION: As much as possible, elevate your injured limb higher than the level of your heart to reduce the swelling.


TYPES OF SPORTS INJURY

ACUTE

  • It can be sudden impact
  • Inadequate warm up and warm down
  • Sprained ankle or ligament injury tear

Example like muscle strain or tear

CHRONIC

  • Improper technique
  • Over use injury structural abnormalities

Example: inherited bone or muscle problem

Can physio help?

Yes physio is the first level of treatment for such injuries to minimize the injury rate and provide quicker return to active sport. In acute injury physiotherapy can help, by speeding the rate of recovery.

Sports injury can be prevented by proper warm up and proper cool down, with proper technique. Chronic injuries can be prevented and treated by assessing whether it is an intrinsic or extrinsic factor. Usually it occurs for a strenuous activity such as marathon, foot ball, triathlon, or physios can help you prepare by prescribing a specific exercise tailored to the individual.

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