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sports physiotherapy

Physical injury can occur in a wide variety of circumstances, but with the fast movement, use of equipment and contact between players the risk of injury playing sports is higher. Sports injury rehabilitation is a major field of care covered by physiotherapy and we have experienced specialists who can treat you.

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A brief description of the condition.
Triceps muscle present back side of the arm. This the condition where there is inflammation of triceps muscle due to tear in muscle belly or tendon tear. Occur due to overpressure, repeated movements, weight bearing abnormal movement. Most common in sports persons.

Symptoms of those condition.
Pain starts Suddenly…
Bruising (discoloration of skin)
Weakness (unable to lift weights. or movement difficulty)

Lifting heavy weights repeatedly
Elbow straightening against resistance
Sports persons (tennis, throwers, baseball, hammering, bench presses, and gymnastics)

4. Physiotherapy Treatment.
Cryotherapy and moist heat
Joint mobilisation
Strengthening protocol
wax therapy

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Recreational physical activities and competitive athletics account for a significant number of injuries. Musculoskeletal injuries are therefore an inevitable result of sport participation. Football has the highest incidence of catastrophic injuries, with cricket, hockey, long jump, etc close behind.


Tissue injury from sports can be classified as macro-traumatic and micro-traumatic.

Macro-traumatic injuries are usually due to a strong force – such as a fall, accident, collision or laceration – and are more common in contact sports such as football and rugby. These injuries can be primary (due to direct tissue damage) or secondary (due to transmission of forces or release of inflammatory mediators and other cytokines).

Micro-traumatic injuries are chronic injuries that result from overuse of a structure such as a muscle, joint, ligament, or tendon. This type of injury is more common in sports such as swimming, cycling and rowing.

This phase lasts approximately 4-6 days. The body's first response to an injury is inflammation. Its main function is to defend the body against harmful substances, dispose of dead or dying tissue and to promote the renewal of normal tissue. The goals during the initial phase of the rehabilitation process include limitation of tissue damage, pain relief, control of the inflammatory response to injury, and protection of the affected anatomical area. The pathological events that take place immediately after the injury could lead to impairments such as muscle atrophy and weakness and limitation in the joint range of motion. These impairments result in functional losses, for example, inability to jump or lift an object. The extent of the functional loss may be influenced by the nature and timing of the therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention during the initial phase of the injury. If functional losses are severe or become permanent, the athlete now with a disability may be unable to participate in his/her sport.

The process of rehabilitation should start as early as possible after an injury and form a continuum with other therapeutic interventions. It can also start before or immediately after surgery when an injury requires a surgical intervention.


The rehabilitation plan must take into account the fact that the objective of the patient (the athlete) is to return to the same activity and environment in which the injury occurred. Functional capacity after rehabilitation should be the same, if not better, than before injury.

The ultimate goal of the rehabilitation process is to limit the extent of the injury, reduce or reverse the impairment and functional loss, and prevent, correct or eliminate altogether the disability.

The rehabilitation of the injured athlete is managed by a multidisciplinary team with a physician functioning as the leader and coordinator of care. The team includes, but is not limited to, sports physicians, physiatrists (rehabilitation medicine practitioners), orthopaedists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation workers, physical educators, coaches, athletic trainers, psychologists, and nutritionists. The rehabilitation team works closely with the athlete and the coach to establish the rehabilitation goals, to discuss the progress resulting from the various interventions, and to establish the time frame for the return of the athletes to training and competition.

Communication is a vital factor. A lack of communication between medical providers, strength and conditioning specialists and team coaches can slow or prevent athletes from returning to peak capability and increase the risk of new injuries and even more devastating re-injuries.


Restoring full function as soon as possible.

A faster recovery and return to sport.

Strengthening weakened muscle groups.

Reducing any pain and inflammation from your injury.

Maintaining cardiovascular fitness whilst you are out of sport.

Minimising the risk of future injuries.


Phase 1 - Control Pain and Swelling.

Phase 2 - Improve Range of Motion and/or Flexibility.

Phase 3 - Improve Strength & Begin Proprioception/Balance Training.

Phase 4 - Proprioception/Balance Training & Sport-Specific Training.

Phase 5 - Gradual Return to Full Activity.

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