Physiotherapy Crucial for Sports injury Recovery

Source : South University Sports injuries have sidelined many athletes for games, seasons, and worse, careers. Injuries are common while participating in organized sports, competitions, training exercises, or fitness activities. Poor training methods, inadequate warm-up, and lack of conditioning are a few of the causes of sports injuries. “Injuries can be caused by a combination of those things without necessarily being the only reasons,” says Apostolos Theophilou, DPT, clinical coordinator South University. “Fatigue and overuse are also significant contributors to an injury, and not...

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Physiotherapy & Sports Injury

Extracted from PPonline Physiotherapy plays an integral part in the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of sports injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to treat and fully rehabilitate the athlete post-injury, post-operatively, to prevent further injury and to return the athlete to sport in the shortest possible time. Chartered Physiotherapists have a wide range of proven and documented approaches to treatment from which to choose. Prompt assessment and diagnosis is vital in the successful treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Athletes suffering from a recent injury or a...

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Kinesio Tape for Sports Injury?

Article published in CNN website HIGHLIGHTS • Several Olympians are seen sporting kinesio tape • David Beckham and Lance Armstrong have also worn it • Athletes say the tape helps with pain, injuries • Some remain skeptical about its effectiveness Beach volleyball players, particularly Olympians, are known all around the world for their incredible skill with the ball. They’ve also been known for wearing those skimpy uniforms. Now, something that’s covering their skin is getting a lot of attention. It’s called kinesio tape. The tape has been around for decades, but...

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Don’t put your sports injuries in untrained hands, warn professionals

24 October 2011 Extracted from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist   Sports injuries should be treated by qualified physios, the Health Professions Council (HPC) and the Football Association (FA) said last week. The two organisations launched a joint campaign for people to see HPC-registered physios rather than unregistered practitioners. ‘I have seen at first hand the importance of the right advice and the right care,’ said Gary Lewin (right), head of physiotherapy services to the FA. ‘That can make a massive difference not just to...

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For Tendon Pain, Think Beyond the Needle

 By JANE E. BRODY Two time-honored remedies for injured tendons seem to be falling on their faces in well-designed clinical trials. The first, corticosteroid injections into the injured tendon, has been shown to provide only short-term relief, sometimes with poorer long-term results than doing nothing at all. The second, resting the injured joint, is supposed to prevent matters from getting worse. But it may also fail to make them any better. Rather, working the joint in a way that doesn’t aggravate the injury but strengthens supporting tissues and stimulates blood flow to the painful area...

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