If you’ve suffered an injury which is preventing you from playing the sport you love, you may well be considering sports rehab.
Perhaps you have recurring knee pain, or maybe you are recovering from a fractured or broken bone. Or perhaps you are simply looking for ways to improve your performance in your favourite sport.
Sports rehabilitators help people of all ages to recover from and prevent injury, reduce pain and maintain health and fitness.
What Happens At A Sports Rehab Appointment?
During your first appointment, your Sports Rehabilitator will discuss your injury and any other problems that you have, and carry out a physical assessment. This will help them to make a diagnosis. They will then tailor a personalised recovery plan to match your needs and return you to full health.
Sports Rehabilitators are also trained to know when to refer you to other medical professionals, if they diagnose an injury that they are unable to help with.
How Will They Treat My Injury?
There are a number of different interventions that your Sports Rehabilitator might use. These could include manual therapy, massage, taping or bracing and exercise rehabilitation. The exact treatment you receive will be dependent on your particular goal. Whilst many people visit a sports rehabilitator due to a specific injury, some will visit to improve their fitness and work towards their exercise goals. The treatment regime will be very different for these people.
Which Injuries Can Sports Rehab Help With?
Sports rehabilitation can treat a range of injuries, including:
Post-operative rehabilitation (for example, joint replacements)
Repetitive strain injuries
Is Treatment Painful?
As with any manual treatment (such as sports massage or osteotherapy), you may experience some post treatment soreness, but this is usually very mild. Your Sports Rehabilitator will be able to monitor and amend treatment if it is too uncomfortable for you.
Your body’s natural healing response can involve some mild pain and inflammation and this is a completely natural response. However, if you have any concerns at all, you should discuss them with your Sports Rehabilitator. They are highly trained professionals who will inform you of any risks associated with your treatment and allow you to make informed choices.
Finding A Sports Rehabilitator…
You can use the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators’ register to locate a Sports Rehabilitator near you.
At Northwich Foot Clinic, our Sports Rehabilitator Dee is also highly trained in musculoskeletal therapy. This gives her the knowledge to effectively diagnose and treat a wide range of problems. She works with premier league football teams across the North West, so you can be sure that you are being treated by an expert. Our clinic is accessible for people across Cheshire, so book your appointment online today.