Sports injuries are common during participation in sports, competitions, training exercises or fitness activities. Poor methods of training and inadequate warm up often leads to various sports injuries. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are required to deal with these injuries. Physical therapists help in regaining movement and strength of body after the injury. Physical therapy also aids in reducing pain and preventing recurrent complications.
Sports rehabilitation at IPRC:
At IPRC, our sports specialists access, educate and treat athletes and patients suffering from sports injuries. Our highly trained team helps in speeding up the recovery, identifying risk factors and performance enhancement so that you can enjoy participation in your favorite activities as early as possible. We use one-on-one and personalized treatment approach that is especially design to treat your pain. Our individualized treatment protocols ensures that you get proper treatment to eliminate the source of your pain.
Common Sports Injuries
Common sports injuries include:
- Traumatic injuries including fractures, dislocations, and ligament tear.
- Sports-specific injuries including tennis elbow, golfers elbow, runner’s knee and more.
- Overuse injuries of shoulder, elbow, foot, knee, hip, ankle, and spine.
- General pain and arthritis that reduces participation in sports
- Post- concussion syndrome and return to sports activities following concussion
Physical therapy for sports injuries:
With proper care and rehabilitation, many sports injuries can heal and recover without surgery. If you are experiencing stress fracture or muscle strain, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation to promote and accelerate healing and reducing symptoms and inflammation so that you can return to your sports and activities safely.
Our treatment involves comprehensive examination that is research based and providing treatment according to specific condition. Treatment will reduce pain and symptoms and speed up recovery.
Causes of sports injuries:
Acute sports injury are mostly due to accident or trauma. A fall, collision or slip can cause the acute injury. Chronic sports injuries are long term. It usually starts as an acute injury and becomes chronic with overuse and without proper treatment. Other causes of sport injuries include:
- Structural abnormalities
- Poor training methods
- Muscular weakness
- Incorrect warm up and stretching before exercise and sport activities
- Lack of conditioning
Symptoms of sport injuries:
Common symptoms of sport injuries include:
- Tingling and numbness
What does sports physiotherapist do?
Sports physiotherapist work on reducing pain and injuries arising from participation in exercise and sports. Your therapist will provide evidence-based treatment to accelerate healing. Sports physiotherapist work on injury management, injury prevention, performance enhancement and rehabilitation.
Step-by-step guidelines of immediate injury treatment:
- Immediately stop the activity
- Wrap the affected area with a compression bandage
- Apply ice and elevate injured area to decrease swelling
- Consult your healthcare provider for appropriate diagnosis and treatment
- Start rehabilitation under professional guidance
Treatment of sport injuries:
Immediate treatment for various sports injuries is rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rehabilitation and physical therapy along with appropriate chiropractic care helps in relieving pain, speeding healing and early return to sports activities.
Commonly Utilized Treatment For Sport Injuries Includes
Cold compression therapy:
Cold compression therapy helps in reducing pain and swelling. Analgesic effects of ice are used to reduce pain.
Therapeutic ultrasound to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax tissue tension. Ultrasound also helps in healing of scar tissues.
Interferential current (IFC)
Interferential current (IFC) is electrical muscle stimulation to relieve pain and promote faster healing of our patients.
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS):
TENS is used to slow down the pain signals that goes to brain and spinal cord which may help in muscle relaxation and reducing pain.
Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS)
DNS technique will help in restoring innate functional movement patterns by stimulation of central nervous system in retraining of neurophysiological patterns of your locomotion system. It will also help in correction of motor deficiencies.
Exercises aims at increasing strength of different connective tissues and muscles that stabilize and support your shoulder joint. These exercises will improve stability and mobility and will help in relieving nerve pain. Postural correction is also important so that sports injuries can be prevented.
Treadmill is used in retraining of gait patterns. It will also keep your muscles active to ensure fast recovery. Strengthening exercises using treadmill will ensure proper rehabilitation. Treadmill will help you to stay active.
Elliptical training appears to be safe and feasible for improving balance, endurance, and functional mobility. Elliptical will increase workout without enhancing stress on your joints. This workout will burn calories. Elliptical also increase strength of muscles of lower extremity.
Prevention of sports injuries:
The basic steps in preventing sports injuries include:
- Regular exercise
- Warm up before exercise and cool down after exercise or activity
- Stay hydrated
- Take adequate time for your recovery between work sessions and sports.
- Stretching exercises improves flexibility and performance and reduces risk of injury
- Using the correct equipment and right shoes that may correct foot problems and provide support
- Taking rest periods between sports and activities.
- Practicing the right techniques of sports
Get sport injuries treatment at IPRC that really works:
With appropriate treatment, sport injuries can be resolved. Professional experts at IPRC, will help in speeding up your healing process with appropriate assessment and examination, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Different pain medications treat symptoms without addressing the underlying cause. At IPRC, it is our mission to get rid of the root cause of your pain and dysfunction and to correct it so that you can enjoy pain free life. Our advance technologies and transformative therapy will help in eradicating the root cause of your dysfunction and pain so that you can enjoy pain free and active lifestyle. We use holistic care and individualized treatment approach for patients and never use cookie cutter exercises to achieve optimal and best results. We properly examine patient and provide one -on-one physical therapy based on proper diagnosis. Take your appointment today if you are experiencing sport injuries so that it can be treated, and you can enjoy life to its fullest.
Dr. Aleem Certifications In Physical Therapy
Certified in Chiropractic and Osteopathic Techniques
Dr. Aleem is Certified in Chiropractic and Osteopathic techniques from iThurst, Italy. These techniques will help in reducing pain and improving mobility. It is also used in correcting posture. It is very beneficial in reducing chronic conditions like osteoarthritis. It treats neck injuries like whiplash and spinal injuries.
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Dr. Aleem also delivers lecture on ergonomics at corporate sector in whole Pakistan including Telenor, PTCL and Ufone.