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10 Common Physical Injuries and How Physiotherapy Can Help

10 Common Physical Injuries and How Physiotherapy Can Help

Physical injuries can be painful, debilitating and slow down our daily activities. Here are 10 common physical injuries and how physiotherapy can help in each case:

  1. Sprains and Strains. Sprains are injuries to ligaments, the strong bands of tissue that connect bones to one another. Strains are injuries to muscles or tendons, the fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscle to bone. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and swelling, improve range of motion, and strengthen the affected area to prevent future injuries.
  2. Back Pain. Back pain can be caused by a number of factors, including poor posture, injury, or underlying medical conditions. Physiotherapy can help to relieve pain, improve mobility and posture, and strengthen the muscles that support the back.
  3. Shoulder Injuries. Shoulder injuries can be caused by overuse, sudden trauma, or degenerative conditions. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around the shoulder to prevent future injuries.
  4. Knee Injuries. Knee injuries can be caused by overuse, sudden trauma, or degenerative conditions. Physiotherapy can help to relieve pain, improve mobility and stability, and strengthen the muscles that support the knee.
  5. Tennis/Golfers Elbow. Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by overuse of the forearm muscles and tendons. Golfers elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is similar but affects the inner side of the elbow. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve grip strength, and prevent future injury.
  6. Ankle Sprains. Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched or torn. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain and swelling, improve range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around the ankle to prevent future injury.
  7. Groin Pulls. Groin pulls, also known as adductor strains, are common in athletes who perform sudden movements or changes of direction. Physiotherapy can help to reduce pain, improve mobility, and strengthen the muscles in the groin to prevent future injury.
  8. Hip Injuries. Hip injuries can be caused by overuse, sudden trauma, or degenerative conditions. Physiotherapy can help to relieve pain, improve mobility, and strengthen the muscles that support the hip to prevent future injury.
  9. Headaches. Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors, including tension, stress, and underlying medical conditions. Physiotherapy can help to relieve pain, improve posture, and reduce muscle tension to prevent future headaches.
  10. Whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that can occur in car accidents or other high-impact situations. Physiotherapy can help to relieve pain, improve range of motion, and strengthen the muscles in the neck to prevent future injury.

In conclusion, physiotherapy plays a crucial role in helping individuals recover from physical injuries and prevent future ones. If you’re in Melbourne or the Altona area and wish to see a Physiotherapist for your injuries, then visit us at Fortify Fitness and make an appointment. It is important to seek physiotherapy treatment as soon as possible after an injury to ensure the best possible outcome.

References:

  1. Physiotherapy management of sprains and strains. (2021, January 21). Physiotherapy Canada. https://physiotherapy.ca/resources/resources-for-public/fact-sheets/physiotherapy-management-of-sprains-and-strains
  2. Physiotherapy for back pain. (2021, June 8). The Physiotherapy Association. https://physiotherapy.ca/resources/resources-for-public/fact-sheets/phys

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