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Sports Physiotherapy in Ottawa

We’re a sports physiotherapy clinic offering sports physiotherapy as a type of therapy that focuses on improving the abilities of athletes to improve their performance. Whether you’re an elite athlete or an intramural legend, sports injuries can occur at any given moment or time. They can happen due to lack of training, bad technique, trauma, overtraining or past medical history. In general, there are a few common injuries that all athletes should be aware of.  Due to a higher level of performance, athletes require special attention as they put extra demand their body. This can stresses the joitns, bones and muscles to the limit.

Common Injuries

Ligament Sprain

during impact, sudden change of direction, or accidental slips, your ligaments will try to protect your joints from permanent injuries. If the injury is severe enough, the ligament can sprain or eventually tear. Ligaments of the knee and ankle are the most common injuries in contact sports, but also in any sport that has a lot of quick movements.

Meniscus Tear

The meniscus is the impact absorbing cartilage in the knee, which is most often torn with an aggressive plant and twist movement. This injury can be quite debilitating, with instability and locking of the knee being felt.

Hamstring Strain

Individuals who do a lot of sprinting, lunging, or jumping can find themselves with a hamstring strain. Those tendons that run from the back of the thigh to the knee can only stretch so far before they give out. Recovery time depends on the severity of the strain.

Shin Splints

This pain is found in the front of the lower legs (inflammation of the muscle around your shinbone). Those who engage in sports that require a lot of running, or uphill training are prone to this injury.

Torn/Impinged Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a set of muscles in the shoulder that controls and stabilizes the movement of the joint. Once injured, the shoulder becomes stiff, with sudden sharp pains when moving the arm in certain directions. Baseball players, Volleyball players, Badminton players, swimmers, and other sports requiring constant shoulder movement are prone to this injury.

Groin Strain

Groin pulls happen when your inner thigh muscles are overstretched. Pain in the groin and the inside thigh are the indicators that something is wrong. This injury is common in sports that require a lot of side to side movement, or continuous changing of direction.

Sports Injury Solutions

No matter what the injury, Kent Chiro-Med has the staff and expertise to help you on your road to recovery.  Our chiropractors and physiotherapists will assess your situation and chart out a plan to restore you from your injury.

Shockwave Therapy: This therapy uses acoustic waves that promote the repair and regeneration of tendons, bones and various soft tissues throughout the body.

Acupuncture: Strategic placement of needles will improve blood flow, endorphin release, reduce anxiety, and block pain signals to reduce discomfort.

Spinal Decompression: this therapy uses acoustic waves that promote the repair and regeneration of tendons, bones and various soft tissues throughout the body.

Graston Technique: this is a manual therapy that works to mobilize connective tissue and muscles.

Custom Orthotics: These are specially designed for your feet to help to ensure proper alignment and motion of your body. Aiding proper osture to avoid over stressing your back and hips.

Cupping: This technique helps to encourage blood flow and loosen tight muscles.

Taping: This technique helps to relieve pain, reduce injury recurrence and improve joint stability.

Utrasound: Helps reduce inflammation and soften adhesions.

Sports Physiotherapy FAQs

We provide a 15 minutes complimentary consultation in our clinic. This is the perfect opportunity to visit our clinic, learn about our services, and have a quick discussion with your practitioner who will then be able to determine whether your injuries can be fixed with chiropractic and/or physiotherapy care.

We always take into account our athletes’ pain tolerance. Some athletes can handle intensive treatment while others require a couple of sessions before the treatments are well tolerated. We always establish a baseline tolerance with all of our patients. By providing that reference, our practitioners can monitor how their athletes respond after the first appointment of chiropractic or physiotherapy care. If soreness, achiness, redness and some mild bruising are well tolerated, practitioners are able to advance through their treatments’ intensity – always gradually. We always take into account our patients’ comfort level. Because the treatments can be intensive, we do not normally treat every injury at the first visit. This will allow two things: (1) proper recovery of the treated area in between appointments and (2) a chance to treat different areas on different days to allow the previously treated area to recovery, maximising the chances of a faster and more efficient recovery.

Manual practitioners who treat athletes are required to focus on a lot of details when it comes to sports injuries. Our practitioners spend between 30-45 minutes on each athlete to properly address many issues including muscle stiffness or weakness, restricted range of motion, fascia and scar tissue restrictions, joint tenderness and restriction and much more. By choosing both chiropractic and physiotherapy care, athletes can rest assured that: (1) they can be back in no time to their athletic performances since chiropractic care will manage their immediate pain and get it out of the way and (2) they have access to regularly updated physiotherapy care with one of our physiotherapists who will be in charge of making sure their current exercise regimen match their current status of recovery and progress. By getting the best of the two worlds, our athletes do report high satisfaction and happiness with this approach.

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You might not think about how often you move your shoulders until they start to give you pain. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and is subject to a wide range of injuries and conditions.

✓ Our treatment plans are based on evidence-informed studies, and our diagnoses are accurate due to our thorough medical examination. Accurate diagnoses, when communicated early, always yield faster recovery and better prognosis.
✓ We recommend chiropractic care when you are faced with a new head and neck trauma since acute injuries respond faster with hands-on manual care. Chronic injuries often require physiotherapy to recorrect abnormal patterns.
✓ Target the pain first with chiropractic and then minimize risk for future re-injury and correct underlying abnormal movement patterns through physiotherapy care.

Kent Chiro-Med Team

Kent Chiro-Med Team

Chiropractors, Physiotherapist, Friendly Administrative Staff

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