All traumatic injuries
associated with sports activities can be divided into mild, moderate, and severe. Damages resulting from frequent low-intensity mechanical impacts are called microtraumas. Because of long-term overstrain of various anatomic structures, tears appear in tissues and aseptic inflammation develops. Suffering from microtraumatization results, mainly in the soft tissues: muscles, tendons, ligaments, fasciae, and synovial membranes. And it is sports microtraumatisms that most often cause functional disorders
, nonspecific pains, and chronic pathologies of the musculoskeletal system.
The most crucial aspect of medical rehabilitation for professional athletes and amateurs of active physical training is the immediate treatment of injuries. Its success and duration depend largely on the nature of the injury and the body's general condition.
Physiotherapy can involve various preventative and treatment approaches, depending on the problems you’re experiencing. During your initial appointment at Parliament Physio Clinic
, you will have an assessment to establish the help you might require.
Three of the major approaches a physiotherapist may adopt are:
Advice and Education
One of the significant elements of physiotherapy entails examining your body as a whole, instead of focusing on the individual factors of your injury. Therefore, offering advice on enhancing your well-being, such as exercising regularly and sustaining a healthy weight, is a significant aspect of treatment. A practitioner at Parliament Physio Clinic can also offer specific advice that you can apply to daily activities to decrease your likelihood of injury or pain.
Physiotherapists who adopt this technique typically use their hands to mobilize, manipulate, and massage your body tissues. The method can help relieve stiffness and pain, enhance blood circulation, and promote relaxation. Practitioners can also use the technique to treat specific issues, for instance, back pain.
Exercise and Movement
Physiotherapists generally recommend exercise and movement to help improve your function and mobility.
This may include:
- Exercises and advice to help you maintain or increase your physical activity.
You may receive advice on the significance of staying active and how to achieve this in a safe, efficient way.
- Offering mobility aids
The aids may include a walking stick or crutches to help you move.