Sports Injury Management
Sports and outdoor activities are a regular part of our daily lifestyle, the benefits of which are backed by medical and scientific research time and again. A sports injury is not limited to injuries suffered by elite sports persons as it occurs in the active population of all age groups regardless of their level of skill. The primary difference between an elite athlete’s journey of recovery from a weekend warrior’s is that high level athletes get have the top sports medicine clinicians working with them throughout their rehabilitation. Here at sports health, we ensure that the average recreational athlete receives a similar management approach that some of the top athletes would benefit from.
Using our clinical experience and knowledge from having worked in elite sports, we employ assessment, manual therapy and exercise interventions used at the highest level of sport in order to accurately diagnose the cause of your symptoms and construct an individualised management plan to ensure optimum recovery and return to sport.
Our area of expertise is in, but not limited to:
1. Ankle injuries: may include sprains/strains, post operative management, Achilles tendon pain, plantar fasciitis, running pain.
2. Knee Injuries: ACL, PCL, Meniscus injury, running injuries or pain while activity.
3. Hip Injuries: Running or sport related pain or injury
4. Spinal injuries
5. Shoulder injury: Rotator cuff injury/pain, post operative management, shoulder impingement syndrome, gym or throwing related injury/pain.
Injury Prevention Programs
Injury prevention programs involve specific exercises and muscle activation techniques that are incorporated in a regular exercise program, sports team training programs or can even be used as a daily exercise program. These prevention programs play a significant role in reducing the risk of injury and also aid in enhancing athletic performance.
Injury screening is a form of assessment where a clinician uses a variety of functional assessment tests in addition to his or her physical assessment. The aim of injury screening is to identify any physical or biomechanical deficits that may put the athlete at a risk of getting injured in the future. A typical injury screening involves assessment of joint range of motion, strength testing, balance testing and functional testing through challenging physical tests. When collaborated with Injury Prevention Programs, it significantly reduces the risk of injury while sports.