Injury Prevention Physiotherapy

The old saying goes “prevention is better than cure”.  It then seems strange that injury prevention is usually the last thing on people’s minds.

We understand that many injuries are simply bad luck, however some can be prevented, or at least minimised. Most injuries have risk factors which increase the risk of re-injury, the biggest risk factor being if you’ve had one previously. Often, we see patients who tell us that they had an injury years ago and it hasn’t bothered them, only to discover that is the cause of their current injury or condition.

Vitalis Physiotherapy curate injury prevention programs which are designed to:

The importance of injury prevention

  • The area of preventative health is often overlooked and its importance underestimated. Injury prevention programs are extremely beneficial in maintaining the body’s physical health and strength, and ultimately reduce the susceptibilty of injury and illness. In today’s world, many are caught up in busy lifestyles and develop habits which may not be the greatest. By re-evaluating what is important to you and prioritising physical wellbeing, you will notice the difference in how your body feels.
  • There is a wide range of other benefits to preventative exercise and treatment than just to avoid injury – it can improve muscle strength, pain thresholds and some physical health markers, including cardiovascular health, blood sugar, etc.
  • Physiotherapists play a crucial role in preventative health – they understand the physical body, can assess and treat injuries, and develop treatment plans to aid in recovery and reduce severity. By taking a proactive step to nip in the bud any small or developing injury, the root cause of your injury or condition can be determined and managed.
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What are the risk factors for injury to look out for?

It is very important to determine and flag anything that doesn’t feel right, is causing pain or affecting general mobility and daily function. With timely diagnosis and treatment, the expected recovery time and pain you experience can be reduced and managed.

Some factors can leave you susceptible to developing injuries or musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Previous Injury
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Ageing
  • Increased weight
  • Fitness Level

How can physio help?

Physiotherapy can not only help prevent injuries, but can also improve performance through:

  • Correcting warm up, cool down and recovery procedures
  • Using protective strapping and bracing
  • Fitting correct footwear, protective gear and sporting equipment
  • Correcting and improving posture
  • Ensuring optimal motor output from all of your muscles
  • Specific conditioning for your particular sport or activity
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What’s involved in injury prevention?

Our skilled physiotherapists will discuss your concerns and issues with you, give their objective assessment and set you on the path to recovery.

Can I benefit from preventative programs?

You don’t have to be a high level athlete to benefit from preventative physiotherapy. If you have had a previous injury, sit at a desk all day or enjoy playing sport, your body can benefit from injury prevention physiotherapy.

Some preventative programs include:

  • Fitness and Exercise programs
  • Falls Prevention
  • Sport Specific Conditioning
  • Weight Management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Workplace Injury Prevention
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How to book an appointment?

If you think you have an injury or are just wanting to improve your physical strength and wellbeing, our physios at Vitalis Physiotherapy can tailor a unique injury prevention plan.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of any injury or condition.

You can visit our FAQs for more information about appointments at Vitalis Physiotherapy.

Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy to get all your answers regarding a injury prevention program

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