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The Importance of Sports Physiotherapy Treatment for Athletes

February 29th, 2024

Sports physiotherapy focuses on preventing and treating injuries and musculoskeletal issues in athletes. Sports physiotherapists uses a variety of techniques, including manual and exercise therapy and education to help athletes improve their performance, reduce their risk of injury and recover from injuries more quickly.

Benefits of Sports Physiotherapy

There are many benefits to receiving sports physiotherapy treatment, including:

  • Improved performance. Sports physiotherapy can help athletes enhance their performance by improving their strength, flexibility and range of motion. This can allow athletes to run faster, jump higher and throw farther.

  • Reduced risk of injury. By identifying and correcting imbalances or weaknesses in an athlete’s body, sports physiotherapy can help reduce the risk of injury and even prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

  • Quicker recovery from injury. Sports physiotherapy can help athletes recover from injuries more quickly by reducing pain, inflammation and stiffness. This can help athletes get back to their sports sooner and prevent further injuries.

  • Reduced pain. Sports physiotherapists use therapy and rehabilitation techniques such as massage, ultrasound and heat and ice therapy to reduce inflammation and pain. This allows athletes get back into the game faster.

With the help of a sports physiotherapist, you can get back to your sport and reach your athletic goals.

Tips for Athletes

Here are some additional tips for athletes who are considering sports physiotherapy:

  • See a sports physiotherapist as soon as possible after an injury. Early intervention can help reduce the severity of the injury and speed up the recovery process.

  • Be honest with your sports physiotherapist about your symptoms and goals. The more information your physiotherapist has, the better they’ll be able to help you.

  • Follow your physiotherapist’s instructions carefully. This’ll help you to get the most out of your treatment.

Finally, remember to be patient. Recovering from a sports injury takes time. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately.

Considerations When Choosing a Sports Physiotherapy Clinic

When choosing a physiotherapy clinic, research the therapists’ experience and qualifications and ensure they’re specialized in sports therapy and rehabilitation. You must also consider factors such as availability, cost, location and other perks such as free parking. You can also schedule a consultation to ensure the therapist is right for you.

Sports Physiotherapy for Athletes in Metro Vancouver

Legacies Health Centre is a leading provider of sports physiotherapy in the Lower Mainland. We’ve partnered with professional sports teams, like the Vancouver Canucks and the B.C. Lions, to provide their athletes with the best possible care. We have four locations across the Metro Vancouver area in North Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey Southpoint, and Surrey Nordel — so you can find a clinic that’s convenient for you. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Danny Rosnes | Physiotherapist

Danny graduated from the University of Alberta in 2015 with his Master’s in Physical Therapy (MscPT). He strives to provide patient-centred care where the patients are actively involved in their own rehab. Danny utilizes a combination of manual therapy, dry needling/IMS, electrotherapy, shockwave therapy, taping and exercise prescription in his practice.