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SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST SINGAPORE

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Sports are an excellent way to stay healthy and active. It lowers body fat while also regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. However, sports can cause injuries, pain, and swelling, preventing you from participating in your favourite sport. The good news is that most of these injuries can be treated with just physiotherapy.

If you are looking for rehabilitation from an injury that may have occurred in the gym or during a physical training, you should seek the advice of a qualified and experienced sports physiotherapist in Singapore. At The Physio Studio Singapore, we have a team of expert physiotherapists who will first conduct an assessment of your condition and then advise an appropriate course of treatment for your problem accordingly. Have access to state-of-the-art physiotherapy equipment at our sports injury clinic to complement your treatment.

Common Types Of Sports Injuries

Some common sports injuries that can be treated with the help of a sports physiotherapist in Singapore are:

  • Ligament Sprains/ Tear: Ligament is a soft tissue in the joint that serve as a restrainer for 2 bones. It allows some degree of movement of the joint in a certain direction but not another. Poor biomechanics of the joint due to weak muscles surrounding the joint or poor balance will put more strain on the ligament and sometime tear it totally. The common ligamental injurys in sports:

    • Anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) and deltoid ligament in the ankle are due to inversion or eversion sprain of the ankle.

    • Acromioclavicular ligament in shoulder is usually caused by direct impact in contact sport such as rugby.

  • Anterior cruciate ligment (ACL), Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), Medial collateral ligament (MCL) in the knee commonly due to twisting action of the leg with the foot planted to the floor or due to a fall in an awkward angle.

  • Muscle Strain/ Tear: This can happen when there is a tear in the muscle fibers. It is usually an overuse injury in athletes. However, even if you are not active, you may also strain your muscles if you suddenly overexert yourself in a physically demanding task. Depending on the extent of the strain, most strains can be maintained with rest, icing and off the counter medicine. Soccer players and runners tend to get hamstrings and calf strain as a result of overexertion.

  • Tendinitis/ Tendinosis/ Tendinopathy/ Tendon Rupture:  A tendon is the non-stretchy fibrous band at the end of the muscle that connect the muscle to the bone. Tendinitis or tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon whereas tendinopathy is the degeneration of the tendon. Tendon rupture is a tear in the muscles that is mostly due to preexisting wear and tear. These injuries are repetitive strain injuries that is caused by performing a movement repeatedly for a long period of time or a sudden increase in training frequency, duration and intensity of a sport. The common tendon injury relating to sports are:

    • Tennis and golfer’s elbow which occur in the extensor and flexor of the elbow respectively.

    • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis which is the inflammation of the tendons in the thumb due to repeated wrist movement and forceful gripping.

    • Rotator cuff or biceps tendinitis in the shoulders which is often due to repeated overhead movement of the shoulder in sports such as baseball, tennis, swimming and basketball.

    • Achilles tendon is a thin tendon at the back of your ankle. Rupture to this tendon is rare in young and healthy tendon. However, rupture can result in a sudden pain and inability to walk properly.

  • Joint Dislocation: Joint dislocation is a common sports injury whereby the bones at the joint is displaced or dislocated from its proper position due to a tear in a ligament or two that holds the bones together. Shoulder joint is most susceptible to dislocation as it is a highly mobile ball and socket joint with a very shallow socket. The joint is mainly stabilised by ligaments and rotator cuff muscles. An open packed shoulder position during a racket or ball game, whereby one's arm is overhead ready to serve or receive a ball, is the most vulnerable position for our shoulder. Most dislocations happen during this position. A person will feel a sharp pain and sudden weakness in the arm when the joint is out of alignment.

  • Fractures: Our bone is the hardest structure in the body. Thus, in order to break a bone or sustain a fracture, you will require tremendous amount of impact to the bone. Fractures are a common sightings in contact sports such as rugby and soccer or high risk sports like gymnastics. Weakness in the muscles and joint stiffness are inevitable in the healing process of a fracture as most fractures requires immobilisation for at least 6 weeks. However, these complications can be fully resolved through proper rehabilitation with Physiotherapy.

Causes Of Sports Injuries

Sports are a physically challenging activity and some common causes of sports injuries are as follows:

  • Overtraining: Overtraining can often result in muscle strains and cramps because your muscles are not used to this much exertion and they do not get enough time to recover and heal. This results in chronic wear and tear in muscles, tendons, and joints.

  • Impatience: After an injury, sportsmen often get impatient and they want to get back to their routine as soon as possible which often results in injury.

  • Imbalance Training: All sports training sessions are designed to strengthen the entire body of an athlete. Any imbalance will result in strengthening one part of the body and weakening the other part which will result in an injury.

  • Delayed Treatment: Athletes tend to live with a certain amount of constant pain and ignore their pain or swelling which turns a minor pain into a serious sports injury.

Why Choose The Physio Studio Singapore?

Here is what makes us different from other sports injury clinic in Singapore.

1.Qualified Physiotherapist

A qualification is required in a field such as sports physiotherapy. All of our physiotherapists are qualified healthcare professionals with adequate specialist training to deal with all kinds of sports injuries.

2.Experienced Physiotherapist

Sports physiotherapy is no different from physiotherapy, except that it is specifically tailored to treat sports injuries. Our sports physiotherapists are highly trained and experienced in sports physiotherapy. Their wealth of knowledge will aid in your recovery and rehabilitation.

3.Conducive And Well Equipped Facility

It is of utmost importance that proper physiotherapy equipment is used during Physiotherapy to yield good rehabilitation outcome. Our physiotherapy and sports injury clinic in Singapore is well equipped with the essential equipment to assist you in healing and returning to your normal routine.

Whether you are a professional athlete or a seasonal player, sports injuries need proper treatment. Not only does an injury affect one’s ability to train and perform, it also impacts the health of an individual. Contact us today to arrange a session with our sports physiotherapist and start your road to recovery with us.

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