Sports Injury? Here are Tips for Recovery from a Physiotherapist

Category: Sports

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Morley Physio presents a slideshow on tips for sports injury recovery from a physiotherapist.


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Sports Injury Here are Tips for Recovery from a Physiotherapist

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Tip 1: Take Action After an Injury ● If you’ve been injured - or if you even suspect you have - it’s important to do what you can immediately after it happens. ● Proper treatment for sports injuries will depend entirely on the specifics of the injury of your body and many other factors but a good first step is the PRICE system: ○ Protect the injury as best you can. ○ Rest any injured tissues. Don’t give into temptation and keep exercising or playing. ○ Ice is a simple yet effective way to manage inflammation. ○ Compression or pressure in other words can help reduce swelling and inflammation. ○ Ele vation of the injured tissue can use gravity to drain fluid away from an injury further reducing inflammation swelling and pain.

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Tip 2: Pay Attention to Your Pain ● You can manage some injuries by yourself but don’t be too stubborn. ● Know the difference between being hurt and suffering an injury. ● When the pain you sustained has not gone away or perhaps gotten worse this is a good indicator of an injury. ● The more careful you are the better. Anything that’s been bugging you will likely benefit from a professional opinion.

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Tip 3: Don’t Keep Playing on an Injury Without Getting Advice ● If you keep playing on an injury or go back too soon after recovery you could be shooting yourself in the foot or knee or elbow etc. when it comes to your future health. ● A little advice can go a long way towards avoiding future problems and achieving a faster and more complete recovery.

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Tip 4: Getting Diagnosed by a Physio or Doctor ● When it comes to sports injury treatment a proper diagnosis is critical. A complete diagnosis of a sports injury should take into account - among other things - factors concerning you personally the sport you play the way you move and lifestyle factors or other habits that could influence the injury or recovery. ● The more information you can bring to your healthcare professional the more help they’ll be able to give you. Consider how it happened your goals for recovery and even factors outside sport like other things you do that might have been or could be a factor. ● The goal of recovery is not just to get you back on the field but to help you avoid future injuries of the same kind - and other kinds - upon your return.

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● Sports injuries often carry psychological consequences as well as physical ones. ● If a player ignores the mental aspects of recovery or returns before they are psychologically ready they can risk re-injury or low performance because of lingering anxiety or even depression that can develop during downtime. ● Pay attention to your mental as well as physical recovery. Keep tabs on yourself and if you dont feel right take action about it. ● There are some good tips about psychological recovery from sports injuries in this article from Psychology T oday. Tip 5: Don’t Forget Your Psychological Recovery

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If you’ve sustained an injury we wish you the best of luck with your recovery. If you need help from a physiotherapist with your sports injury treatment we hope you’ll keep us in mind. Morley Physiotherapy Centre Website Phone: 9375 3900 Email: Good Luck with Your Recovery

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