Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine is a specialized area that addresses physical health and movement of the body. Physiotherapists are considered to be movement specialists. Through study, training, research, and experience they become experts on understanding how the body moves.
At Okotoks Physical Therapy, our therapists are passionate about athletics. They have extensive experience with sports-related injuries and have assisted athletes of all levels with injury prevention and recovery.
Rehabilitation is a collaborative process between the client and therapist. The client informs the therapist as to what sport they are striving to resume, and the therapist tailors treatments to meet those individualized goals. Sports physiotherapy treatments may include manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, massage, taping, modalities (such as ultrasound and current) and exercise prescription. Treatments aim to reduce pain, promote healing, reduce the risk of injury, and increase participation in physical activity.
Our therapists regularly review current research on sports-related injuries to ensure the advice provided is evidence-based. They place a strong emphasis on education and self-management, as it is important for each client to understand how an injury occurred in order to reduce the risk of further injury. Each client receives a home exercise program tailored toward their specific sport, as improvements made within a treatment session are further enhanced by exercises performed at home.
Sport-related injuries are diverse and can range in severity from client to client. Our therapists can diagnose and treat many sport-related injuries, including
- Muscle Strains
- Ligament Sprains
- Shoulder Dislocations
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow (Epicondylitis)
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Hip Labrum Injuries
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Meniscus Tears
- Shin splints
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
Book Your Appointment With a Sports Physiotherapist
While there is numerous sports physiotherapy near me and sports injury clinics near me results on Google, clients choose Okotoks Physical therapy because we embrace a collaborative treatment approach and have extensive experience with treating sports-related injuries. To book an appointment, complete our online form or contact us directly at (403) 938-2644.