Our Vancouver Sports Therapy Team Highlight 3 Tips for Swift Injury Recovery
Experiencing an injury can be highly frustrating for athletes, particularly those who hope to compete in events in the near future. It’s the reason so many are now working with sports physiotherapists to help streamline their recovery and ensure a successful return to sporting activities. To help guide the recovery process, our Vancouver sports therapy team are now offering their three tips for a swift injury recovery.
Ensure a Fast Diagnosis
One of the leading mistakes athletes make when they experience an injury is to delay diagnosis. They believe that it’s a simple problem that will only persist for a few days. They then find that the pain lasts for several weeks and by the time they see a specialist, they’ve already further aggravated the problem, delaying their potential recovery. By seeking a physiotherapist immediately after the injury occurs, athletes can then protect the injured area and start their recovery.
Begin an Exercise-based Program
An important element of injury recovery is exercise. But the exercise must be focused in a way that helps prevent further aggravation of the injury. Working with their sports physiotherapist, Vancouver athletes can create a sports therapy program that allows them to build strength within the injured area while ensuring the injury heals effectively. During the completion of the program, the physiotherapist can analyze the athlete’s progress and optimize the program based on the changes taking place within the athlete’s body.
Limit Non-Therapy-Based Physical Activities
While it might be tempting to play a quick game during recovery, athletes must ensure they limit their physical activities to prevent a major setback. Only by working with a trusted physiotherapist can athletes ensure they’re using their body in the safest way during the recovery process. Following the physiotherapist’s guidance with precision is the best way to achieve the optimal results in the long-term.
Our trusted therapy team is available now to help guide you in achieving your injury recovery goals! To learn more or book a session with a physiotherapist, call us now at 604 684 1640.