Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries commonly occur in people participating in sporting events. In many cases, the injuries are due to overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand.

Sports injuries can be broadly classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as rugby league, rugby union, Australian Rules football, soccer, hockey, basketball and netball because of the dynamic and high impact nature of these sports. These injuries range from bruises and muscle strains, to fractures and head injuries. Tennis elbow or Golfer’s elbow are typical examples of overuse injuries due to the highly repetitive and mechanically stressful nature of these sports.

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries involves treatment of the muscles, joints, tendons and bones that occur due to an acute or sudden injury.  This includes ankle sprains, knee ligament injuries, fractures and dislocations.

Treatment of these injuries is crucial in the first 48 hours after an injury to ensure a successful recovery.  We will diagnose the injury and form a treatment plan and prognosis.  If required we can assist in arranging necessary scans and referral to specialists depending on the type of injury and we can also supply and fit appropriate braces, walking boots, casting and crutches where necessary.

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