Sports Injuries and On-Field Coverage
Whether you play sport socially or professionally, a sporting injury can put you out of action. Our physiotherapy team provide expert advice and treatment to speed up healing and get your back on the field.
Sports injuries usually take the form of:
- Muscle strains / tears
- Ligament sprains
- Contusions / bruising /corks
Our focus at Fine Form Physiotherapy Ryde is to ensure:
- A Faster recovery and return to pre-injury status
- Abnormal compensations that may arise as a result of injury are addressed
- You receive individualised advice and exercises to prevent a recurrence of the injury
We are experienced in treating sports injuries and providing on-field physiotherapy coverage to sporting clubs. In the past, our Physiotherapists have worked with:
- Anthony Alozie, Australian Olympic Sprinter. Anthony was a patient of ours leading up to the London Olympics.
- APIA Leichardt Tigers in the NSW Premier League (Soccer)
- Spirit FC in the NSW Winter Super League (Soccer)
- Old Ignations Rugby Club – Division 1 NSW Suburban Rugby
- Balmain Dockers AFL
- Volleyball NSW
How can we help you?
Depending upon the cause and type of injury, our physiotherapist may use a variety of treatments:
- Mobility and strengthening exercises
- Soft tissue massage and passive mobilisation
- Ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, interferential therapy, biofeedback and laser treatment
- Taping and bracing
- Developing a rehabilitation plan
- We also have onsite exercise rehabilitation facilities.
What Should I Do After a sports injury?*
In the first 24 hours after injury, use the R.I.C.E. method:
- Rest: Take it easy, but keep moving within your limit of pain.
- Ice: Apply ice for 15 minutes every 2 hours. This helps control pain and bleeding.
- Compression: Firmly bandage the knee. This reduces swelling.
- Elevation: Have your knee higher than the level of your heart. This reduces swelling and bleeding.
Then visit your us for a treatment plan. Your chances of a full recovery will also be helped if you avoid the H.A.R.M. factors in the first 48 hours:
- Heat: Increases swelling and bleeding.
- Alcohol: Increases swelling and bleeding.
- Running or Exercise: Aggravates the injury.
- Massage: Increases swelling and bleeding.
Injury Prevention Tips*
- Warm up before you exercise. Warm down when you finish.
- Build up your exercise program gradually. Steadily increase the frequency, intensity and duration of exercise.
- Vary activities to achieve a good balance of muscle development.
- Maintain good general fitness and lower body strength.
- Be on your toes – try and pivot on the balls of your feet when you turn.