Athletics injuries

Avid athletic professionals, as well as amateurs, may encounter debilitating pain and injuries from overtraining, poor technique or accidents. Athletic injuries are common and physiotherapists are trained to treat most athletic injuries to ensure a return to sport that is as quick and safe as possible with little chance of re-injury.

Athletics injuries and treatment options

When an athletic injury is sustained, in most cases the first aid RICE principle (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is the treatment of choice in the acute stages (first 48 hours). Following this, physiotherapy treatment may include passive muscle stretching and joint mobilisation, deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy, as well as acupuncture and the use of various other treatment modalities such as ultrasound. This is accompanied by a programme of athletic specific exercise programming rehabilitation. Whether you are a professional or an amateur athlete, we can plan and provide proper care you need to get out and do what you love doing.

Avoiding stress and injury

Wearing proper sports attire and wearing it correctly can help to prevent such injuries. This is especially true of footwear that can have a massive impact on the alignment of the body during sport. Injury can also be avoided by minimising stress on the muscles and joints by using correct athletic techniques and building up the core muscles to improve overall stability. Training in appropriate conditions ensures safety and decrease the risk of injury, such as avoiding slippery surfaces.

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