Professional athletes have the access to a physiotherapist around the clock during training and competition. For athletes to continue to have a full range motion, prevent injuries, and have the power to win gold medals, they need to be treated by physiotherapists to prevent or treat injuries and reduce recovery time.
You may or may not be a professional athlete however, regardless of your level of athleticism, it’s important to make regular appointments with your physiotherapist to maintain your physical health and prevent further damage to your body.
Physiotherapists focus on evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and mobility. Athletes are always moving and pushing their limits. All this stress and exhaustion can take a toll on your health. Many athletes suffer from pain whether it’s from “wear and tear” or a sports related injury. A physiotherapist can offer athletic injury management, including acute care, treatment and rehabilitation and education to prevent further injury and pain.
In addition, being treated by a physiotherapist will ensure that you are being treated specifically towards the type of sport you play. Every sport is different making treatment and rehabilitation different too! For example, in track and field, rehabilitation can be integrated into training and can ensure that the athlete returns to competitions faster. Some common conditions that runners suffer from include shin splits, planar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and anterior knee pain.
Regardless of the sport you play or your level of fitness, physiotherapy maximizes your potential for success!
Treatments for athletes can include movement control, exercise functional rehabilitation and mobilizations. Pushing your body to its limits puts a lot of stress and pressure on your muscles and joints. To prevent injury and ensure you’re at peak physical form in competitions, regular visits to a physiotherapist are essential. An athletes’ body is like a well-used machine, it runs it’s best when maintained properly.
The pain and aches of training are one of the many challenges competitive athletes can overcome through physiotherapy. However, you don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from this effective form of treatment. Whether you have been inactive for some time and trying to get back into shape or determined to achieve the impossible, physiotherapy will assist you in obtaining your objectives.