Most injuries sustained during sports are not just very painful, they’re frustrating too.
At LIFT, many of our physiotherapists not only have an athletic background, but we’ve sustained frustrating injuries ourselves. We understand what it’s like to want to get back to a sport as quickly as possible.
That’s why we’re committed to creating a custom program that will get you back in the game as quickly (and safely) as possible.
Although we see similar injuries all the time, we create a unique treatment program for each client. This is to ensure the best and most efficient results possible.
Your return-to-play time will vary depending on several factors, including:
Some of the therapies we use include:
Soccer is a sport that requires explosivity, agility, and repetitive use of the lower body. A sport so focused on precision and quickness also requires a high volume of specific movements to perform well.
Baseball is a sport that demands excessive use of the upper body. A batter requires a lot of torque through the thorax.
Throwing requires a high load, speed, and precision of the shoulder, thorax, and hips. Specializing in a position like pitching can eventually lead to a host of long-term injuries.
Running is a form of exercise that is dynamic, repetitive and cyclical, and which is usually performed on a hard, unforgiving surface.
Like soccer, running is performed in high volume. Although it is a great form of exercise, dedicated runners tend to walk a fine line between being injured and being healthy.
Boxing is a whole-body activity with a focus on the arm and thorax. It requires repetitive movements with high speed and intensity of the shoulder, and with high impact of the hand.
Most of the force with each jab, hook, or undercut is generated by the thorax. A stable core and mobile thoracic spine are needed for boxers to continue their sport long-term.
Basketball and volleyball are similar in that they both require a lot of jumping and landing. This tends to leave basketball and volleyball players with tendonitis and sprain injuries.
Hockey is a sport that requires agility, speed, and precise hand-eye coordination.
Hockey is a highly physical sport and demands a lot of strength, quick changes of direction, and endurance from our bodies.
Dance, gymnastics, and figure skating are different from other sports in that they all require excessive flexibility to perform.
The elegance, yet high level of technicality to excel in these sports demands the body to move, contort, and stabilize in ways beyond our body’s natural ability.