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For athletes, injuries, strains and sprains come with the territory. Intense training and pushing the body to its limits puts immense pressure on different parts of the body. Joints, muscles and tendons, in particular, experience the wear and tear of this physical exertion. What’s worse, accidental injuries (such as the result of a fall, or an impact in contact sports) are also a fairly common occurrence – as is chronic soreness and muscle tenderness. If you want to keep enjoying your sport of choice, you need to take care of your body, so that you can keep doing it for as long as possible.

Thankfully, physiotherapy offers a wide range of treatments that can help reduce the effects of a strenuous and active lifestyle. Here are a few of these benefits.

Injury Treatment For Athletes

Physiotherapy can provide specialist treatment for sports injuries such as tennis or golfers elbow, tears or sprains of Achilles Tendons, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder and injuries to the patella tendon. Using a range of techniques including acupuncture, podiatry and extracorporeal shockwave therapy, physiotherapy offers targeted relief to specific areas of the body. This will alleviate pain and swelling, whether you’re dealing with a sports-related injury, a general physical injury caused by a fall or accident or even recovery after surgery.

Physiotherapy is vital as part of the rehabilitation process for all physical injuries but is also highly effective in providing relief for mild discomfort and pain associated with an active lifestyle. This includes all types of joint pains, sore and tight muscles. Treatments include holistic natural methods, sports massages and other touch-therapy techniques.

Injury Prevention For Athletes

Including physiotherapy sessions as part of a monthly or even weekly routine can be extremely valuable for athletes. It increases flexibility and mobility of muscles, tendons and joints. It can also build core strength, improve posture and increase stamina. All of these help in preventing or decreasing regular sprains and strains which will help you avoid falls through increased stability, and will reduce the severity of injuries should they occur.

Physio Connect provides specialised treatment options and techniques that cater to the needs of athletes and sportspeople. Our intensively trained and experienced staff identify the best treatment options and deliver high quality and personalised services to our customers. If you’re looking for a West Auckland physio that can take care of all your sports related physiotherapy needs, get in touch with Physio Connect today.

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