Sports physiotherapy emphasizes the prevention, identification, assessment, minimization, and correction of pain and disability associated with injuries sustained in athletic endeavors and problems that affect sport performance. The goal of treatment is to maximize participation and performance.
A physiotherapist may use a variety of interventions to prevent and treat sports related injuries, which include but are not limited to: pre-participation screening, cardiovascular, resistance, endurance and neuromuscular re-education exercise programs, taping and bracing, sports specific ergonomic and training regimens, manual physical therapy. In addition to prevention and recovery, intervention to maximum performance includes a focus on improving speed, agility, explosiveness, balance and coordination.
Who Will Benefit?
Although football, cricket, tennis and swimming athletes immediately come to mind and are frequently seen, many other types of athletes also benefit tremendously from physiotherapy. Some of these athletes that are less commonly thought of include golfers, bikers and performing artists (music and dance), as well as amateur weekend joggers!! In fact, no matter what your physical activity, we can help you get to the top of your game!
At Avoca Beach Physiotherapy,in addition to working with recreational and more serious athletes, we offer programs to people of all ages and fitness levels. From pre-participation screening, individualized one-on-one training or rehabilitation, or performing a biomechanical analysis of your golf game, we can meet the needs of any individual or group trying to improve their fitness level or athletic performance.
Careful evaluation and intervention planning will ensure a safe and beneficial recovery.