50% of the 1 million sports injuries that occur in Australia per year are preventable

Not only is physiotherapy the difference between a long stay off the field and a short one – it can also help prevent injury all together in the first place.

The best way to avoid sports injury for you in your particular sport is to seek a consultation with one of our experienced Physiotherapists to create the right damage (injury) prevention plan for you or your team.

When it comes to treating injury and rehabilitation, there are 2 main types of sports injuries:

Sudden or Acute Injuries

Caused by direct impact/trauma to an area of the body that cannot withstand the force. We tend to see this in sports like soccer, football, netball and rugby, but can be seen in all sports.

It usually includes injuries such as:

  • Ligament Sprains – e.g. Ankle, Knee, Wrist
  • Meniscus/Cartilage Injury – e.g. Knee, Hip, Shoulder
  • Joint Dislocations – e.g. Shoulder, Finger
  • Fractures – e.g. Ankle, Forearm, Foot
  • Muscle Tears – e.g. Hamstring, Calf, Quadriceps

Overuse or Repetitive Sports Injuries

These are usually an injury that takes some time to appear and can be caused by a gradual overload of an area of the body which then does not have enough time to repair or heal from the load and as such tissue in the area begins to ‘break’ down or become aggravated. 

Sometimes you can feel the symptoms increasing with activity or sport – you might experience an ache or stiffness when you start to play or it may be a case of feeling pain or discomfort when you’ve finished training.

These aches and pains can get worse and over time and can create a larger problem. Such injuries are seen in virtually every sport with athletes often experiencing injuries such as:

  • Achilles Tendinopathy, Tennis Elbow and other Tendon injuries
  • Back Pain
  • “Runners Knee” and ITB complaints
  • Stress Fractures
  • Shin Splints

Our Physiotherapy designed Exercise Rehabilitation Programs are created to target such injuries – ideally by preventing them from happening in the first place – but also to help prevent them from reoccurring in future. The Programs are usually not time intensive and will also improve an athlete or team’s performance.

It’s safe to say that a Physiotherapist can make a huge difference in your team’s performance, and truly get the best out of every athlete. It’s never too early to get the right advice.

By using this state of the art measuring system, identifying weak spots and preventing damage has become easier than ever. The biofeedback from the system creates real time data that helps design the proper plan for each body type. Find out more about AxIT here.

Get the best advice for you or your team and schedule an appointment with our sports expert Physiotherapists at Aspire today.

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Covid-19/Coronavirus update

 

With the Covid-19 / Coronavirus pandemic the world is facing an uncertain and challenging time. As your healthcare partner, we understand and share the concern and anxiety you may feel about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bunbury, WA, Australia and globally.

At Aspire Physiotherapy Bunbury the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff is always our highest priority.

To ensure we can continue to offer the high-quality physiotherapy service our clients have become accustomed to, we are taking additional infection control measures to mitigate the risk of infection. The systems we have put in place are guided by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (our professional body) and the Department of Health, and will be monitored and updated accordingly as the pandemic evolves inline with their recommendations.

As a relatively small practice, the number of people we interact with is limited and considered low-volume. We have cancelled our group rehabilitation and pilates sessions and have spread out our appointment times to minimise the congregation of people and allow for our disinfection procedures between appointments. Clients have the option to wait in their car and be notified once the physiotherapist is available (simply phone us upon arrival).

As part of our infection control system we ask our clients to contact us by phone / email to reschedule their appointment if any of the following apply:

  • Symptoms including fever, flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue and/or shortness of breath.
  • Recent travel (within 14 days of the scheduled appointment). 
  • Been in contact with person with confirmed Coronavirus in the last 14 days.

Please be vigilant, and if unsure please contact us before attending your appointment.

Thank you for your trust and support as we continue to keep our focus on the health and wellbeing of you and your family.

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