Injuries are common when participating in sports. They can range from traumatic injuries from sudden impact to overuse injuries from repetitive strain, and anywhere in between.
Common sports injuries we treat:
Ankle sprains make up 85 percent of all ankle injuries. A sprain occurs when ligaments tear or are overstretched. Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement between bones.Read More
Most ankle sprains are lateral sprains, which occur when your foot rolls inwards, causing the outside of your ankle to twist toward the ground. This action stretches or tears the ligaments and is often associated with a popping sensation. Immediate swelling over the area of injury often occurs and pain can be severe. Ligament injuries range from partial to complete tears. Occasionally, a fracture of the foot occurs with a severe ankle sprain.
Rotator cuff injuries can range from mild to severe. Tendonitis is an injury caused by overuse of the rotator cuff and causes it to become inflamed.Read More
Athletes who use overhead movements such as baseball players or those with jobs that require them to repeatedly reach upward commonly experience this injury. The rotator cuff muscles can also strain (overstretch) or tear partially or completely due a sports injury, after a fall, a car accident, or from poor posture, and degeneration. Tendinopathy is a wear and tear condition of the soft tissue that can cause pain and is associated with small tears in the rotator cuff or the long head of the bicep tendon.
This is an overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation of the tendons that attach to the outer boney prominence (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow.Read More
The pain may extend into the forearm muscles and is usually aggravated when grasping or holding an object even as light as a cup of coffee. Any repetitive motion of the wrist including hedge trimming, excessive use of a hammer or screwdriver, painting, or any activity that requires constant gripping or squeezing can cause tennis elbow. It can occur in anyone who strains the lateral elbow through overuse. Small or large tears can be present in the extensor muscles of the wrist. Chronic elbow pain can also develop with epicondylopathy or enthesopathy, a pathological state of the muscle tendons, especially at the point of attachment to bone tissue.
This condition causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bone on the inside of your elbow.Read More
The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist, and much like tennis elbow, this is also typically an overuse injury to the muscles and tendons. Athletes who throw can suffer golfer’s elbow due to improper throwing technique. There may also be associated numbness or tingling usually in the ring finger and pinky finger.
Hamstring and groin injuries are commonly seen in many sports such as hockey, soccer, and baseball.Read More
The tendons of these muscles attach to the pelvis and are injured by fast, dynamic movements, or caused by repetitive strain of tight or weak muscles. Symptoms can include pain in the groin area, or the inside or back of your thigh and buttocks. It can be an aching or sharp pain that is aggravated by pushing off of the affected leg when running or skating. Depending on the severity of the injury, these muscles can be strained or torn, and limit a player’s ability to return to their sport for weeks or months if not treated properly.
Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is an overuse injury that causes pain at the front of the knee.Read More
Runners, skiers, cyclists, and those involved in jumping sports and activities are prone to develop inflammation or tendinopathy of the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shinbone or tibia. Symptoms include tenderness when pressing on it or kneeling.
Pain is located at the front of the knee or behind the kneecap. It commonly occurs in those who frequently play sports, and particular in adolescent girls.Read More
It can be due to an increase in training, performing high-intensity jumping and knee bending, or from poor patellar tracking. This results in damage or irritation of the articular cartilage underneath the patella. Pain is usually worse when walking up and down stairs and squatting.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which is often caused by a blow to the head. They are often seen in contact sports.Read More
Symptoms include dizziness, headaches, loss of balance, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating. We provide concussion rehabilitation therapy (CRT) to help patients recover from concussions and return to their sport.
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You don’t need to be injured to benefit from physiotherapy and rehabilitation treatment. If you’re looking to improve your performance in your sport, we can help! Whether you want to run faster, jump higher, or lift more, we can help you reach your goals.Read More
Our physiotherapists will do a comprehensive assessment to analyze your movement, strength, and mobility, then provide you with a sports-specific rehabilitation treatment program to help you perform at your best!
Physiotherapy treatment and management of the above conditions has been proven to be helpful in relieving pain, injury rehabilitation, speeding up recovery, and managing chronic symptoms. Treatment involves education, self-care management, exercise therapy, and manual therapy and spinal manipulation are commonly used by a registered physiotherapist to treat pain. Other treatments such as acupuncture, soft tissue release and laser therapy can also help. A registered physiotherapist can conduct a skilled assessment and examination of your condition and recommend the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation program.
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Physiotherapists conduct a thorough assessment of all injuries including subjective and objective components. During the subjective part, the physiotherapist will ask questions about your current injury, previous history of injuries, and sporting activities. During the objective part, he/she will watch you perform various movements, measure your strength, check your ligament stability and test other physical attributes. From this information, the physiotherapist can diagnose your injury and discuss your rehabilitation treatment options.
The rehabilitation time depends on the nature of the injury. A strain of a rotator cuff muscle can heal in 1-3 weeks. A tear of the rotator cuff can take 6 weeks to 6 months or longer to heal, depending on the severity. Acute tendinitis of the rotator cuff can take 2-4 weeks to recover while a chronic tendinopathy can take 2-6 months.