BURLINGTON SPORTS THERAPY AND REHABILITATION
Sports therapy requires a very comprehensive treatment that we regularly offer here at Edgar Family Chiropractic.
We provide the best sports rehabilitation treatment and recovery program that is very comprehensive, multidisciplinary, individualized and sport-specific. We treat acute sports injuries, strains, sprains, muscle, tendon and ligament repairs, tendonitis, hand injuries, post-shoulder dislocation treatment, foot or ankle dysfunction, and surgery rehab.
There are two factors that influence how fast a person is able to get active and return to their sport of choice.
The first factor is the amount of time the person waits to initiate treatment. Ideally, therapy should be initiated within 24-48 hours after injury to prevent the formation of scar tissue, and reduce pain and improper healing. The longer an injury is left, the more likely that it will become chronic.
The second factor is the importance of getting the right kind of therapy under the supervision of the right therapist who is specialized in treating “sport specific injuries”.
After a thorough assessment of the injury, our doctors come up with an individualized and unique treatment plan that usually includes:
Acute care with physiotherapy modalities. The purpose of these therapies is to lower inflammation and speed up the recovery process. This can include any combination of the following:
-Electrical Therapies (Interferential Current, TENS, micro-current)
Soft tissue (such as muscle work) to reduce muscle spasm and promote blood flow to the injured muscles, ligaments, or tendons.
Progressive exercise program prescription that starts with tips for homecare and progresses to the strengthening of the injured tissues and health improvement.
Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Q&A
Sports therapy and rehabilitation refers to the treatment and management of injuries and conditions related to physical activity and sports. Chiropractors and physiotherapists are two types of healthcare professionals who may be involved in sports therapy and rehabilitation.
Chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and often use manual therapies and adjustments to the spine and other joints to improve function and relieve pain. They may also provide advice on exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle changes to help prevent future injuries.
Physiotherapists focus on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of physical impairments, disabilities, and pain, using physical means such as exercise, massage, and electrotherapy. They may also use equipment such as treadmills and exercise bikes to help patients recover from injury or illness.
What is sports therapy and rehabilitation?
It refers to the treatment and management of injuries and conditions related to physical activity and sports.
What does a chiropractor do in sports therapy and rehabilitation?
A chiropractor is a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders and uses manual therapies and adjustments to the spine and other joints to improve function and relieve pain.
What is the main focus of physiotherapy in sports therapy and rehabilitation?
Physiotherapy focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management of physical impairments, disabilities, and pain, using physical means such as exercise, massage, and electrotherapy.
What are some common injuries that can be treated?
Common injuries that can be treated by sports therapy and rehabilitation include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and concussions.
How long does it typically take for an injury to heal with sports therapy and rehabilitation?
The length of time it takes for an injury to heal with sports therapy and rehabilitation can vary depending on the type and severity of the injury, as well as the individual’s overall health and fitness level.
What are some common techniques used in sports therapy and rehabilitation?
Common techniques used include manual and muscle therapy, exercise, massage, electrotherapy, ultrasound, acupuncture, and exercise prescription.
How can sports therapy and rehabilitation help prevent future injuries?
It can help prevent future injuries by identifying and addressing underlying issues that may lead to injury, such as muscle imbalances or poor posture. Advice and exercise prescription is then tailored to the patient in order to prevent future injury.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of sports therapy and rehabilitation include improving function and mobility, relieving pain, reducing inflammation, promoting healing, and preventing future injury.
What are the different types of physiotherapy modalities used?
Different types of physiotherapy modalities used in sports therapy and rehabilitation include exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, acupuncture to name just a few.
Is sports therapy and rehabilitation only for athletes?
No, it is not only for athletes but also for people who want to improve their overall physical function and fitness levels.