Physiotherapy is a type of treatment that helps to reduce pain and improve the movement and healthy function of your joints and muscles. Physiotherapy will act specifically on the pain or injury site but also looks at the effect the injury is having on the way the rest of the body moves, giving you both a short and long term solution to the problem.
Your physio will tailor a treatment plan specifically for you, ensuring the most effective rehabilitation techniques are utilised. At response, we use a combination of manual therapy, exercise therapy, acupuncture or dry needling, joint mobilisation, soft tissue release, myofascial release, sports massage and biomechanical correction.
Your treatment may also include K-taping and, as well as education and lifestyle advice.
What are the benefits of sports physiotherapy?
• This leads to greater flexibility and range of motion. In the long run, it can decrease your risk of injury and make you a better athlete.
Accelerated Recovery from Injury
• Sports massage techniques used by physiotherapists promote muscle repair to help reduce swelling and ease the pain, and massage increases blood flow and nutrient delivery to your muscles.
• Rehabilitation exercises can raise endorphin levels in the brain. This helps ward off stress and blocks pain signals.
Relieves Muscle Soreness
• DOMS, which stands for delayed onset muscle soreness, affects people of all ages and fitness levels. It often affects those who are just starting an exercise programme or trying new workouts. Overtraining, stress, and poor nutrition can worsen its symptoms.
• Sports massage can help improve muscle function and speeds up recovery. After a few sessions, you’ll be able to work out harder for longer periods without experiencing such issues.
• Sports injury physiotherapy emphasises injury prevention. Our experts offer advice on how to exercise safely and stay injury-free. Our physios will tell you what exercises to avoid or develop a personalised workout plan to strengthen your weak areas.
• This form of therapy can give you a competitive edge. It helps improve your movement patterns, corrects muscular imbalances, and increases mobility.
Is Sports Physiotherapy Suitable for Everyone?
• You don’t need to be a professional athlete to benefit from sports physiotherapy.
Anyone who has a musculoskeletal related injury and wants to get back to doing the things they love in the safest and fastest way possible can benefit!
Can I use my health insurance plan?
Yes, our practitioners are licensed Registered HCPC Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, and Registered Sports Massage Therapists, and we bill directly to most major health insurance providers. Please check with your insurance provider to see if a doctor’s referral letter is required and the type of cover you have.