Physiotherapy for Sports Injuries

physiotherapist working on Sports Injury

As a nation of sporting lovers, millions of Australians participate in sport, enjoying the higher health-related quality of life that it provides, as well as the physical, mental, and social benefits of sport.

Unfortunately, playing sport can also come with an element of risk, with over 60,000 people hospitalised for sports injuries every year in Australia.

Whatever level or type of sport you play, if you’ve experienced a sporting injury and want to get back to playing the sport you love, our sports and exercise physiotherapists at Proactive Physiotherapy Cairns are specialised in the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of all sporting injuries.

What Are The Causes/Symptoms Of Sports Injuries?

Sports injuries occur because of the higher stress and load that playing sports places on your body’s entire musculoskeletal system, including your joints, muscles, ligaments and bones.

Some of the most common injuries associated with playing sports include:

  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations of shoulders and joints
  • Knee injuries
  • Ligament injuries such as ACL tears in your knee
  • Meniscus (cartilage) tears in the knee
  • Quadricep strains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprained ankles
  • Sprains caused by overstretching or tearing the ligaments, muscles or tendons
  • Stress fractures
  • Swollen muscles
  • Tendinitis (also known as tendinopathy)
  • Torn hamstrings and calves

Physiotherapy treatment for sports injuries

Our expert sports and exercise physiotherapists love playing sports themselves and are involved in the prevention and management of all kinds of injuries, at all ages and at all levels of ability.

We’ll treat your sports injury in a holistic way, tailored to your individual needs and the level of sporting involvement you’d like to return to once your injury has healed.

Starting with a thorough assessment of your injury as soon as possible after it has occured, we’ll tailor a treatment plan to ensure you get back to the pool, court, field, or the surf as soon as possible. We’ll work closely with your GP, surgeon, personal trainer or coach, if required.

Our treatment plans for sports physiotherapy include hands-on manual therapy, as well as exercise therapy to help you recover from your existing injury as well as to  ensure safe participation in your sport going forward, to prevent further injury.

Proactive Physiotherapy exercise classes for sports injuries

Once you’re on your journey to recovery from sports injury, you might want to consider signing up for our one-on-one High Performance Athlete Clinical Functional Exercise Classes.

As well as enhancing your performance in any sport, our High Performance Clinical Functional Exercise Classes teach you how to move better so you can overcome the pain of an existing injury and help prevent further injury.

We also offer running assessments and a Cycling Specific screening service to help you to train for longer and more frequently, while preventing many of the common injuries.

Don’t let injury stop you from enjoying the sports you love!

Get in touch with our team of sports and exercise physiotherapists today.