In recent years, increasing numbers of people of all ages have become active for all the health benefits exercises and sports offer. Exercises and Sports are good, but sometimes you can get injured while playing sports or doing exercises. Accidents, poor training practices, overdoing exercises, inadequate warm up or improper gear can cause these types of injuries.
The most common sports injuries are
EVALUATION AND DIAGNOSIS
Obtaining a thorough, detailed history of events is critical in the evaluation of any trauma related injury to lead to an accurate diagnosis. Immediate evaluation is important to determine if there are any severe injuries such as a fracture or concussion.
Common signs and symptoms of any sports injuries are swelling, pain, instability, and bruising. Numbness or severe weakness may suggest a related nerve injury.
Examination of the body part for evidence of instability and localizing pain is an integral part of the Initial Assessment. Often x-rays or MRIs are obtained for further evaluation. Sprains are categorized into three grades ranging from mild, moderate to severe. We can help you to determine the grade of sprain after the assessment.
Treatment and Rehabilitation
After an accurate diagnosis is obtained, treatment will vary depending on the severity of injury. Early and comprehensive treatment remains the best predictor of a good recovery.
A comprehensive rehabilitation program is a critical part in the treatment of sports injuries. With the guidance of a physical therapist at HELIOS, improving mobility and strength of the joints will quicken the recovery time and decrease the risk of re-injury.
Re-training the sensory receptors (called Kinesthetic and Proprioceptive sense) and postural control (balance) are critical components of rehab program. Balance training, is an excellent rehabilitation technique that helps to strengthen and stabilize the joint, reducing the risk of re-injury. Returning to activities usually varies from a few days to months, depending on the severity of injury.
Prevention of injury is a part of training and exercise plan as well. The ultimate goal of any treatment program is to improve function without inhibiting an individual’s performance.
At HELIOS we can help in prevention and management of injuries resulting from sport and exercise participation at all ages and at all levels of ability. It also helps to continue your active lifestyle which helps in improving and maintaining your quality of life. We can help to improve all levels of ability to enhance your performance. Please call (548)489- 1009 or book online at www.heliosphysiotherapy.ca.
HIMJA has achieved a wide spectrum of qualifications and experience related to the physiotherapy profession. She believes in a patient-centred approach, and has developed clinical expertise in Orthopedic, Pelvic as well as Vestibular Physiotherapy. Himja has taken more than 35 courses to mention related to Orthopedic, Vestibular, Pelvic, Acupuncture and Physiotherapy. She has mentored Resident physiotherapists and Physiotherapy students and enjoys the teaching and mentorship opportunities of her profession. She believes in continuous learning process and self-upgradation. Himja has had over 13 years of experience in the field and has successfully treated numerous Lower Back Injuries, Arthritis, Sciatica, Repetitive strain injuries, Pelvic Conditions, Vertigo and Dizziness, Vestibular Problems, Concussions, Motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, sports injuries, neuromusculoskeletal injuries, etc. She uses a combination of manual therapy techniques, Spinal Traction, acupuncture techniques, dry needling, taping, cupping, Acupressure, Gua Sha, electrotherapy equipment’s, Shockwave therapy condition specific exercise prescription, etc., to provide an individualized program to achieve goals. She has vast experience with injury prevention, return to work programs and ergonomics, and disability management settings with insurers. On a Personal Note: she loves travelling to new places with her family. She loves to participate in active lifestyle and promoting healthy habits.