Sports Injuries

What are they?

Strains, sprains, pulled muscles, and even fractures are just some of the possible sports injuries that can happen to recreational, amateur, and professional athletes. The injuries are often more severe than those sustained at home or work, requiring multiple physical therapies and rehabilitation techniques to restore full functionality to the affected area.

Overuse Injuries

This type of Injury is common and while they may initially not appear to be severe in nature, they can quickly transition into a chronic condition if left untreated. A sore joint from golfing, tennis, swimming, or pitching can result in pain, neurological damage, and dysfunction that may remove an athlete from play for an entire season or derails a promising career.

Sports injuries range from a pulled groin and hamstring muscle, elbow and rotator cuff problems, to fractures and dislocations. Injuries are often exacerbated by the athlete’s decision to “power through the pain”. Sports massage therapy techniques are effective in treating and preventing injuries and providing rehabilitation following an injury or surgery. The need for therapy is especially crucial for sports-related injuries.

Non-medical Treatment

Sports massage therapy provides pain relief and management that doesn’t rely on prescription medications or invasive methods. It’s effective for improving sports performance and treating musculo-skeletal and neurological damage resulting from injuries ranging from concussion to turf toe.

Athletes are masters of precise movements and control, but even a slight variation or miscalculation can result in an injury. Here at Elite Performance Therapy we are experts in the bio-mechanics of the body and the therapies that will best heal and rehabilitate specific injuries. We work with current injuries and prior conditions that may have lingering symptoms.

Sports Injury Testimonial

I’m so glad I’ve found Isy. She’s a very knowledgeable person with magic hands! Perhaps you have experienced similar pain patterns?

I’m not a quick runner but I do love to run. I’m also the type of person who puts up with aches & pains but the sharp pain in my knee that came on after 10 – 15km had been getting me down and limiting my goals. I had tried a number of different things to resolve it and had almost got to the point where it was just one of those things. It turns out that I don’t have a knee problem at all but referred pain from my ITB which is getting much better thanks to Isy and I have high hopes of completing a 50km race by the end of the year.

Z. Robinson – Ultra Trail Runner

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