At Physio Fit we believe that prevention is better than a cure and we apply this approach to all of our clients and sports teams. Many teams invest a significant amount of time and money into players each season only to get small returns on their investments due to injuries.
By implementing a thorough evidence based injury prevention program specifically tailored for the demands of your sport Physio Fit can help to keep your players fit and healthy throughout the long sporting seasons.
Who can this benefit?
Any individual or sporting team who would like to decrease their injury risk across the season and therefore increase their performance will benefit from a comprehensive injury prevention program.
Unfortunately, too often we see sporting teams waiting until they have a substantial injury list mid-season before they seek assistance with their player’s health when it may be already too late to implement for some. If you are serious about reducing injuries amongst your playing group then an injury prevention program is a worthwhile investment.
What does it involve?
The first step of an effective injury prevention program is a comprehensive sports and musculoskeletal screening. A typical screening will involve assessing posture, movement patterns, muscle strength and endurance, sports specific movement and joint flexibility. The results of your screening is collated by your physiotherapist who can then provide you with specific areas of your performance/movement that may need to be improved or monitored in order to prevent injury. This also gives your physiotherapist a good idea of your baseline performance at the start of a season/pre-season; which is a crucial tool for return to competition should you sustain an injury.
An injury prevention program will include progressions and be periodised according to the current demands of competition. The components of the program may include: