After a sporting injury while exercising or competing, it is important to get back on the road to recovery and to reduce the risk of re injury. Sports injuries can be caused by direct impact to your body, overuse during repetitive movement or structural damage to a joint and surrounding tissue.
We combine the expertise of sports medicine, physiotherapy and podiatry in the treatment of sports injuries. There is also an extensive onsite gymnasium and clinical pilates studio for your supervised rehabilitation.
Sports and Exercise Medicine deals predominantly with problems arising from injuries or medical conditions relating to sports and athletic activity. The principles and techniques involved in obtaining the best outcomes in sportspeople can also be successfully applied to the management of the generally active population. During the injury management process, Sports Medicine principles require the doctor to obtain an accurate as possible diagnosis using evidence based guidelines in order to obtain the most efficient and optimal outcome for the patient.
Examples of treatments include injections with cortisone or other materials that are part of the sports physicians’ methods, and these are applied where appropriate. Injections can also be performed under ultrasound at the clinic.
Sports Podiatry combine the analysis of your current training loads, medical history and body alignment as well as video and movement analysis. Examples of injuries treated include lower leg, ankle and foot pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, shin splints, poor biomechanics, fracture management and rehabilitation.
Sports physiotherapists assist in recovery from sporting injuries and provide education to prevent re injury. A sports physiotherapist will have knowledge that is specific to your sport at any level of competition. They use effective ‘hands-on’ management techniques and exercise protocols to assist recovery and prevent injury.