Sport Injury Centre
Sports injuries are injuries that occur to athletes participating in sporting events. In many cases, these types of injuries are due to overuse of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity. For example, runner’s knee is a painful condition generally associated with running, while tennis elbow is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow, although it does not often occur with tennis players. Other types of injuries can be caused by a hard contact with something. This can often cause a broken bone or torn ligament or tendon.
Injuries are a common occurrence in professional sports and most teams have a staff of Athletic Trainers and close connections to the medical community. Controversy has arisen at times when teams have made decisions that could threaten a players long-term health for short term gain.
Sports injuries can be broadly classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as Association football, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, Gaelic football and American football because of the dynamic and high collision nature of these sports. These injuries range from bruises and muscle strains, to fractures and head injuries.
A bruise or contusion is damage to small blood vessels which causes bleeding within the tissues. A muscle strain is a small tear of muscle fibers and a ligament sprain is a small tear of ligament tissue. The body’s response to these sports injuries is the same in the initial five day period immediately following the traumatic incident – inflammation.
Signs and symptoms
Inflammation is characterized by pain, localized swelling, heat, redness and a loss of function. Our physiotherapists aim is to give you help you back to a state of freedom of movement allowing you to resume full normal activity without pain. From there, we strongly encourage you to begin working with our fitness trainers, yoga, gyrotonics and pilates instructors to build strength and flexibility in muscles, tendons and ligaments so that injury can be prevented, and optimal health maintained. Primarily the physiotherapy team focus on weakened, injured bodies or those in pain, stabilising and improving their condition until they can undertake regular exercise.Perhaps the physiotherapists’ primary goal can be described as.
Functional Rehabilitation could be described as bringing the body’s natural ability to move back into balance. Whether function has been lost through lack of use, injury or repetitive stresses re-shaping the body, much can be done to restore this functional balance. Our physiotherapy team provides many services to achieve this.
- Physical assessments and testing
- Specialised Massage therapy
- Preventative and rehabilitation exercise programs
- Core Stability management
- Chronic pain management
- Sport injury management
- Acute Injury treatment
- Correcting and teaching better posture
- Education sessions
- Select Group classes
All Chiva Som physiotherapists are degree qualified, with sports injury, Water recovery exercise program, Gyrotonic® and extensive manual therapies training.