June 10, 2020

A Quick Look at the Role of a Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist in Turramurra

Sports and Exercise PhysiotherapistThe body endures its fair share of wear and tear. However, some areas are more prone to injuries over time than others. This is why the services provided by a qualified physiotherapist are often required to get you back doing what you want to do in the least amount of time.

As we come out of quarantine and start to get active again, many of us will start to develop avoidable issues. As we are able to go to the gym from 13/6/2020, remember to reduce your weights or better still, talk to your physiotherapist or personal trainer.

Whether you have recently been involved in a car accident, you have developed chronic pain as the result of a sporting activity, you have been working from home during Covid-19 with poor ergonomics or you are simply suffering from an unidentified source of pain, the targeted solutions offered by Turramurra Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy can produce fantastic results.

Let us take a quick look at some of the treatments a sports and spinal physiotherapist can provide to get you back to full health again.

What Does a Sports and Spinal Physiotherapist Do?

There are actually several different dimensions to your treatment that your physiotherapist is able to provide. Perhaps the most obvious is taking a thorough history and assessment. A thorough explanation of your condition will also be provided. Manual therapy techniques such as joint manipulation, mobilisation and soft tissue techniques will be appropriately performed and a home exercise programme provided. A written plan of action will also be provided to guide you through your treatment programme.

We will also guide you if other solutions are warranted depending upon the type and extent of the injury. For instance taping, bracing or customised orthotics may be used in order to reinforce the associated area or to promote normal joint movement and restore optimal biomechanics. The feet, knee, hip and shoulder are good examples of this.

There can also be times when a physiotherapist will work together with you, your medical specialist or personal trainer in order to develop a targeted rehabilitation programme. For example this could include exercises to strengthen the lower back after an acute episode of back pain or after a recent bout of surgery, eg ACL reconstruction.

The main takeaway point is that our physiotherapists embrace a “hands-on” approach in order to cater to your unique needs. They seek to develop personal relationships with every patient to better understand your goals and expectations. This allows us to achieve excellent results based on your goals.

When Might this Professional be Warranted?

The human body is a very complicated mechanism and it therefore stands to reason that it can be prone to a host of injuries (whether acute or chronic in nature). The expertise of a sports and spinal physiotherapist will often be used to treat issues such as:

  • Joint sprains and strains.
  • Pulled or strained muscles.
  • Injuries to tendons.
  • Pain from lifting grandchildren or from extended periods of sitting while working from home.
  • Chronic bone conditions due to overuse, for example, shin splints or stress fractures.
  • Targeted rehabilitation programmes for post-op rehab and return to sport.

Our physiotherapists often treat injuries related to your lower back due to the fact that this area is particularly vulnerable to injuries and chronic stress from sitting, bending and lifting. Our team will set out a treatment plan in consultation with you to achieve your treatment goals and help your life return to normal in the shortest possible time. This also gives you the best chance of preventing a recurrence of your injury.

All techniques are based around proven practices and evidence based research and as you may imagine, this field is constantly evolving as we learn more about the human body. You can therefore expect nothing but the very best when working with Turramurra Sports and Spinal Physiotherapists. Please take a moment to contact a team member if you have any additional questions or should you like to schedule an appointment in the near future.

You can also organise a free Phone Consultation to see if we can help.

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