Sports Injuries & Orthopaedics

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can be traumatic in nature; such as with a high impact fall during mountain biking; or high impact collision playing a contact sport such as hockey. However, often a sports injury is sustained due to poor alignment and muscle imbalances which when left undetected and untreated can lead to pain, stiffness and dysfunction. This can lead to a repetitive stress/overuse injury.

Common Sports Injuries:

Traumatic/Acute Injuries
• Bone Fracture, Periosteal Contusion
• Ligament Sprain
• Muscle Strain
• Muscle Contusion
• Tendon Tears (complete/partial)
• Head Injury/Concussion
• Joint Dislocation/Subluxation
• AC joint separation
• Spinal cord injury

Common Overuse Injuries:
• Bursitis
• Chondromalacia (Patella)
• Nerve entrapment, Increased neural tension
• Muscle Tissue Thickening/fibrosis
• Stress Fracture
• Synovitis
• Tendinosis/tendonitis/tenosynovitis e.g. Tennis Elbow
• Runners Knee
• Osteoarthritis

Other common conditions seen in general orthopaedic practice:
• ACL tear/reconstruction
• Achilles tendonitis/osis
• Spinal Disc degeneration
• Spinal Disc herniation
• Patella-Femoral Pain Syndrome
• IT Band syndrome
• Labrum tear of the Shoulder
• Rotator cuff injury
• Frozen Shoulder

All musculoskeletal injuries need active rehabilitation. Sports injury treatment is thus focused on restoring soft tissue integrity and mobility, correcting skeletal alignment, strengthening the core muscles and restoring movement. Exercise prescription is focused on restoring movement, strength, alignment and function. The aim of sports injuries rehabilitation is to restore and even enhance your athletic performance through an individual treatment plan and education on injury prevention.

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is the treatment and rehabilitation of injury, dysfunction or disease to the musculoskeletal system and its associated functional impairments. This can involve injury or dysfunction of the joint, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia and nervous tissue. The aim of the physiotherapist is to protect and restore the health of the injured tissue so that joint and tissue mobility is regained. Exercise prescription is focused on restoring movement, strength, alignment and function

Post-Operative Physiotherapy

Post-Operative Physiotherapy is provided post surgery in order to reduce joint and muscle stiffness and pain. Treatment will be focused on restoring range of motion and function within the parameters of your surgical guidelines. Some of the most common post -operative procedures rehabilitated at Evergreen Physiotherapy & Wellness include; Reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle/foot. Joint replacement of the hip and knee. Ligament reconstruction/repair and others of the ankle, knee, elbow and shoulder.