Treatment & Therapies
Select from the options below for more information on various treatments and therapies used in treating sports injuries.
Plaster Casts are used in the treatment of fractures (broken bones). Their purpose is to immobilise the body part to allow the two parts of the bone to heal in the correct position.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to provide therapeutic effects. This is quite a wide ranging topic and can include treatments such as steam rooms and clonic hydrotherapy, but in this case we are referring to the use of water (in a hydrotherapy pool) to help with musculoskeletal and neural rehabilitation, as often used in physical therapy.
Cryotherapy is the application of ice or cold packs for therapeutic effect. We explain when to use hot and when to use cold, cryokinetics, cryostretching, contraindications and the effects of cold therapy.
Sports massage is a popular form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. Getting a regular sports massage also forms part of many athletes injury prevention strategy. We demonstrate simple sports massage techniques for various parts of the body and explain the benefits and effects of massage as well as when it may not be appropriate.
Electrotherapy is the use of electricity as a form of treatment for soft tissue injuries. We explain some of the various forms of electrotherapy treatment below.
Sports taping techniques are often used in sports to support weak or injured joints. We have a number of strapping and taping tutorial videos to help with treating common injuries such as shin splints, ankle sprains, knee joint injuries, shoulder and elbow problems.
The following are examples of commonly used medications for treating sporting injuries and other medical conditions.
There are many types of therapist out there, all calling themselves something different, having completed different training and offering different treatments and services. How do you know which one to visit to meet your requirements? Or maybe you are thinking of training to work in the sports injury field and are not sure which profession to choose?
Complementary and alternative therapies include treatments not considered in the main stream. Many are used in addition to conventional medicine or as an alternative.
Foot biomechancis and gait analysis explained. What is over supination? What is over pronation? What are 'flat feet'?