Sports Injury

Sports injuries are injuries that occur during athletic activities. In many cases, these types of injuries are often due to overuse or acute trauma of a part of the body when participating in a certain activity. For example, runner’s knee is a painful condition generally associated with running, while tennis elbow is a form of repetitive stress injury at the elbow. Other types of injuries can be caused by a hard contact with something. This can often cause a broken bone or torn ligament or tendon.

Sports injuries can be broadly classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as football and rugby, because of the dynamic and high collision nature of these sports. These injuries can range from bruises and muscle strains, to fractures and head injuries.

A bruise or contusion is damage to small blood vessels which causes bleeding within the tissues. A muscle strain is a small tear of muscle fibers and a ligament sprain is a small tear of ligament tissue. The body’s response to these sports injuries is the same in the initial five day period immediately following the traumatic incident – inflammation.

Our Athletic Therapists (AT) use a combination of ‘hands-on’ manual therapy techniques, electric modalities, exercise programs, and the latest in modern therapy equipment.

  • The team of therapists at Physio CAN have years of experience treating recreational and professional athletes for: Various soft tissue & orthopedic injuries
  • Every day aches & pains