A wide range of injuries can occur during sporting activities and Fairfield Physiotherapy is a leader in the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries through sports physiotherapy. Many of the injuries sustained during professional, amateur and recreational sports can be prevented and the practice has released its Top 10 causes that contribute to sports injuries.
Fairfield Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre provides evidence-based therapies to treat injuries, alleviate pain and return patients to their favorite activities. The practice utilizes multiple techniques and advanced technology that includes therapeutic massage and dry needling, joint mobilisation and manipulation, and clinical Pilates to alleviate pain, maintain neurological and soft tissue health, and facilitate recoveries.
Knowing the potential risk factors for sports injuries can significantly reduce the incidence and Fairfield Physiotherapy has identified the Top 10 reasons the majority of sports related injuries are sustained. They are:
- Overuse injuries resulting from repetitive motion that especially affects those in sports ranging from swimming and running to tennis, pitching and golfing
- Improper equipment leads to a variety of injuries, from racquets that are too heavy to shoes that don’t provide enough support
- Injuries resulting from new or increased activity levels are especially prevalent in the spring and when people begin an unfamiliar sports endeavor
- Poor posture and improper techniques while participating in sports or training activities result in pain, pulls and spasms
- Fatigue is often the culprit when people don’t recover sufficiently between activities and is the leading cause of pulled muscles
- Insufficient warm-ups and preparation before training, competition and recreational participation
- Falls are one of the most common causes of wrist sprains and torn ligaments
- Unilateral movements are those that require specific movements primarily on one side of the body, placing additional stress on the weaker muscles on the opposite side
- Sharp starts, stops and twists result in a high incidence of ankle, knee and shoulder injuries
- Impact injuries range from head trauma to those resulting from repeated impacts on hard surfaces
The techniques and technology at Fairfield Physiotherapy provide therapeutic methods to relieve pain, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries. The physiotherapy professionals have extensive experience with the unique range of injuries and complications that can occur among athletes of all ages and levels of ability.
For more information, call (03) 9489 7744 or visit Fairfield Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre online.