Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg, MB
Have you ever had an injury that you thought would just get better on its own? Did it take longer than expected to heal or leave you with lingering weakness or pain? Did you find this left you more prone to re-injury?
Some people are lucky enough to heal fully without treatment. The rest of us…..sometimes need a bit more help! Physiotherapists are rehabilitation experts with in-depth knowledge of many types of injuries, including sports injuries.
Whether you have strained your back muscles, sprained your knee or have a stubborn case of plantar fasciitis, physiotherapists are very experienced at treating these and many other conditions.
With the right treatment and exercise program, you can optimize your health and recovery and reduce the risk of re-injury. Our ultimate goal is to get you back to the activity or sport that you love!
Prompt Physiotherapy Treatment To Get You Back In The Game!
Beverly Physiotherapy has been a part of Winnipeg’s West End for over 3 decades. Over the years, our clinic has treated many athletes with a wide variety of sports injuries. Whether you play sports at a recreational or competitive level, we offer assessments and treatments for all ages and ability levels.
Your first visit to the clinic will start with a thorough assessment of your sports injury by your physiotherapist. Is there swelling? Reduced mobility? Weakness? Impaired balance? What is the root cause of the pain? These are just some of the things your therapist will assess depending on the nature of your injury.
From this assessment, they will create an individualized treatment plan tailored to you and your goals. Your treatment plan will incorporate a variety of elements such as:
- Education on the best course of action to promote recovery
- An active based exercise program to improve flexibility and strength
- Manual therapy techniques such as massage, joint mobilizations and assisted stretches
- Modalities such as heat, ice, TENS and traction to help manage painful symptoms
Having the right treatment plan can help you recover from your injury and also help prevent future injuries and chronic pain. The sooner you get started, the better!
Whether you need help getting back to your daily life activities or training and playing sports at a competitive level, our top priority is to get you back to the activities you love!
Nothing makes our team happier than to see our patients get back onto the basketball court, the soccer field or the skating rink. If you’re looking for sports injury treatment in Winnipeg, MB, give us a call today to book your appointment!
Rehabilitation Of Sports Injuries- How Is It Different?
After a sports injury, we know that returning to the game means that you will need an even higher degree of mobility, strength and speed. Taking a hit in hockey, sprinting down the basketball court, or spiking a volleyball all require a very high level of function. A rehab program for an athlete will look a lot different from that of a casual walker.
For an athlete returning to sport, treatment might involve things such as heavy weight lifting, advanced balance exercises, sport-specific exercises and more. Including these advanced rehabilitation exercises in your treatment program ensures that you will reduce your risk of re-injury and feel confident in a safe return to your sport.
Common Sports Injuries
Our physiotherapists can assess and treat any type of sports injury. However, there are some types of sports injuries that we tend to see more commonly than others, such as:
- Basketball injuries- knee and ankle sprains, muscle strains
- Contact sport injuries- bone fractures, ligament sprains, ACL tears and reconstruction
- Swimming related sport injuries- shoulder strains and rotator cuff injuries
- Running related injuries- repetitive strain injuries of the lower extremities
- Racket sport injuries- tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow and shoulder impingement
The good news is, there are many things that can be done to effectively treat all of these conditions and many others!
Need Help With An Old Sports Injury?
Even if your injury (sports-related or otherwise) isn’t acute, it is still beneficial to have it assessed by one of our physiotherapists. There may be subtle deficits in your range of motion or strength that may trigger pain during activity and impair your training or performance.
During your assessment, your physiotherapist will look at different areas of the body that may need attention. Even if just one joint is affected, such as the knee, it is important to look for subtle deficits in other areas of the body as well, such as the hip and ankle. Areas beyond the affected tissues are always looked at to see if they may be contributing to the problem. It is important that patients are treated as a whole, not just one body part. This is especially true for patients who are dealing with a chronic injury.
It’s never too late to improve your health and get back to a more active lifestyle! Call Beverly Physiotherapy in Winnipeg, MB today to book your appointment and our team will be happy to help you!
Do I Need A Doctor’s Referral?
No. You do not need a prescription from a medical doctor or sports injury clinic to start your physiotherapy treatment.
Physiotherapists are primary health providers and are able to assess and provide services to patients without a referral. If your therapist thinks an appointment with a physician is required, such as for an x-ray of your sports injury, they will be sure to discuss this with you.
Some insurance plans do require a prescription from a physician for coverage. Your insurance provider can give you more details on what they require.
Are Physiotherapy And Athletic Therapy The Same Thing?
No. Although Physiotherapy and athletic therapy may incorporate some similar assessment and treatment methods, they are different professions with different levels of education and scopes of practice.
Both physiotherapists and athletic therapists are qualified to assess and treat sports injuries, however, physiotherapists have a more varied educational background and are qualified to treat a wider variety of patients.
All Manitoba physiotherapists have at least a 4-5 year Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in medical rehabilitation. Their education covers a broad range of complex medical and surgical conditions, orthopaedics and neurology. Therefor, in addition to treating sports related and other injuries, they are also able to provide services to patients with complex medical conditions.
The Right Treatment for You
Injuries are like the people who have them; they are all different! A treatment that is helpful for one person may not be as effective for another. That is why treatment should be tailored to each patient, with their own unique needs and goals.
At Beverly Physiotherapy in Winnipeg, MB, we offer physiotherapy, massage therapy and acupuncture services so that you have a variety of treatment options all under one roof!
Call our clinic today to find out more!