Injuries sustained while playing sport can vary from mild sprain/strain type injuries to more severe tears/instabilities and fractures. Our practitioners are highly skilled at assessing, diagnosing and treating all types of sports injuries. According to Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) 1 in 17 Australians suffer from injuries sustained during sports.
The most common sports injuries are soft tissue injuries. These involve structures like muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves. These are commonly injured via a strain, sprain or direct blow.
Common signs and symptoms include:
- pain over the site of injury
- redness or bruising
- pain on movement involving the injured structure
- Loss of power
- loss of function related to the area injured (eg limping)
Your recovery depends on many factors including; your age, the severity of the injury, your general health and conditioning, other complicating factors (weight, previous injury etc.).
Sports injuries should always be assessed by a qualified practitioner. Our practitioners will be able to manage your recovery with hands on therapy and the appropriate rehabilitation program to get you back to playing sport in the shortest possible time.