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Sports injury

TREATMENT of Sports Injuries

When the athlete does not train enough, overtrains, lacks flexibility or performs a bad gesture, he can suffer a sports injury. By trying to train too quickly or too slowly, the risk of injury increases. An amateur or professional athlete is at risk of injury. This is why he must set limits to avoid suffering a sports injury. Each sports session therefore involves breaks, stretching, muscle strengthening and variation of the movements performed.

Treating a sports injury with physiotherapy

The physiotherapist manages sports injuries using different techniques. This specialist is able to support the athlete in his fitness goals while preserving his quality of life and health. It evaluates the intensity of gestures likely to cause pain in order to treat them properly.

Specialized in sports physiotherapy, this professional adjusts movement to treat sore muscle or bone tissue. It is based on an accurate diagnosis of the patient to develop an adequate treatment in physiotherapy. In this way, the athlete quickly recovers his strength and movement while increasing his muscle coordination and obtains better body awareness, which limits the risk of sports injuries. This treatment is essential for athletes who want to resume sport at their own pace. As with the treatment of traumatic shock, the physiotherapist applies specific techniques such as muscle relaxation, manual therapy, treatment with dry needles under the dermis or range of motion exercises for rapid relief of a sports injury.

Although sports injuries are common, don’t ignore the pain you feel. Rest will not always allow you to resume your sports activities even if you are no longer in pain. Consult the specialists at Physio + Hamel to ensure a full recovery. Our clinic offers physiotherapy care in the Outaouais, in Gatineau.

Sports Injuries and Osteopathy

When a sports injury occurs as a result of a sports activity, first aid often includes resting, compressing, and elevating the affected body part for better blood circulation.

If you suspect a fracture or need surgery after the impact, rely on your doctor’s prescriptions. The latter is the only one to diagnose your injuries and offer a specialized consultation. You can also go to a physiotherapist or osteopath for a musculoskeletal test. In case of fracture, wait until full consolidation before consulting a physiotherapist or osteopath. Following surgery, wait until your scar is fully healed before any other physiotherapy or osteopathic treatment.

Once the diagnosis of the doctor or physiotherapist has been made and the emergency has been ruled out, physiotherapy or osteopathy treatment is possible.

Treatment of a sports injury by osteopathy

Depending on the nature and severity of the sports injury, medical follow-up or by a specialist such as a surgeon or physiotherapist is essential. Because you have consulted specialists to treat you, you are certainly wondering the usefulness of consulting an osteopath.

Osteopathy is a gentle method that consists of detecting the affected areas that affect the well-being and quality of life of the patient. This technique involves manual intervention by palpation. Its objective is to evaluate the mobility and elasticity of injured tissues physical activities such as muscles, joints, tendons or ligaments.

This treatment thus complements the care provided by the specialists previously consulted. If the physiotherapist rehabilitates the injured tissue, the osteopath identifies the cause of the injury by palpating the area of tension. It can also evaluate the biomechanics of the body in general.

Consult a physiotherapist at Physio + Hamel to better treat your sports injuries and resume your workouts without risk!

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