Winter has already set foot in our lives. During this time, people often would be getting skis and snowboards ready for the slopes.

More so, winter sports are a great way to stay active during colder months, as long as you participate with common sense and caution.  But then, make a single stunt unsafe, and you may get injuries like knee sprains (ligament injuries) or strains (muscular injuries). We have statistics for the same. For skiers alone, there are estimates that the injury rates are approximately 2.5-3.0 per 1000 skier-days.

As a result, sports injury physiotherapy admits a surge among adventurous people.

The fact is that the common winter sports injuries include knee sprains, strains, dislocations, and fractures. Many of these injuries happen at the end of the day when people overwork to finish that one last round.

In this article, we want to show you “how rehabilitation physiotherapy could be your best shot” for a sports injury that is a common occurrence across summers.

Getting to know a few common injuries may help you avoid them and get the most out of your season:

Injuries can happen to anyone at any time, whether you’re on the ice or on the slopes.

Concussion

A concussion is a common thing that can occur with skiing or snowboarding accidents. It can happen during any sport – anyone who falls while skating or playing hockey could be at risk of a brain injury.

Shoulder dislocation

If you fall onto an outstretched hand, you run the risk of dislocating your shoulder. In the worst case, putting off medical care for too long could also lead to a frozen, or immobile, shoulder.

Knee injuries

Our knees have to hold our body weight during various activities. Eventually, they have to absorb tremendous forces during an intense winter activity like skiing or skating. As such, sudden awkward movement may cause knee injuries like strains, sprains or patellar dislocations.

Anterior and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) injuries

The PCL and ACL connect your thighbone (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). In the case of ligament tear, it causes pain, swelling, and instability. Eventually, ligament tear might be a vulnerable condition when left untreated.

Ankle sprains and fractures

Ankle movements happen during every session of snowboarding. The fracture may occur in the Talus bone – located above the heel bone on the outside of the ankle – this is widely known as snowboarder’s ankle.

It’s crucial to get immediate medical care followed by sports injury physiotherapy and stay off your feet.

How sports physiotherapy can help you recover with Sports-Related Injuries?

If you want to get back into the game, you need rehabilitation physiotherapy. As you visit our PhysioExpertds physiotherapy and rehabilitation center in Kanata, during the initial consultation session, we will study your case meticulously. 

Depending on the type of injury, we will create a sports injury physiotherapy treatment plan for the recovery. 

We will work with you to help reduce the initial stiffness and suggest movements to relieve some of the pain.

The important thing in our rehabilitation physiotherapy session is that we ensure you prevent any re-injury around the same area.

Some of the way’s sports injury physiotherapy can help include:

• Use of targeted exercises to help you return to your pre-injury strength and mobility
• Reducing your susceptibility to injuries in other areas of the body
• Increase your core muscle strength,
• Restore the balance of muscles in affected areas and adjacent areas

The sports rehabilitation physiotherapy sessions are suitable for all types of athletes, including collegiate, recreational, and professional. 

Choose a sports physiotherapist in Kanata to help with the following health issues:

• Post-Surgery Recovery
• Tears and Repairs
• Sprains and Strains

Schedule an Appointment with PhysioExperts physiotherapy and rehabilitation Centre in Kanata by calling (613) 672 6000 or visiting our website at www.PhysioExperts.ca

Do not let a sports injury take you out of the game for good. Instead, visit PhysioExperts for the best sports physiotherapists in Ottawa/Kanata. We can get you back into the game.

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