Welcome to GoActive Physiotherapy Clinic, located in Burlington, Ontario. Our physiotherapy clinic specializes in providing sports physiotherapy treatment to individuals who have experienced sports-related injuries. Whether you are a school or college student, a professional athlete, or an amateur sportsman, our team of experienced physiotherapists is here to help you recover from your injury and get back to doing what you love. At GoActive, we understand the unique demands that sports activities place on the body, and we use proven techniques and personalized treatment plans to help you achieve your goals. Let us help you get back in the game!
Golf is a sport that requires repetitive movements and can put significant strain on various parts of the body. Golf injuries often affect the lower back, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. Poor rotation and swing technique can cause shoulder pain and injuries like rotator cuff tears, scapular lag, and AC joint problems. A hurried swing to generate power can strain the back muscles, nerves, discs, and neck, causing potential damage. Twisting during the swing or improper bending and flexing may cause knee injuries, including ligament or meniscus tears. An incorrect grip can also lead to wrist and hand injuries like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, DeQuervain’s Tendinitis, and injuries like Hamate Bone fracture and ECU Tendon Subluxation.
Physiotherapy for Soccer & Rugby Injuries
Soccer & Rugby are high-impact sports that often lead to injuries such as ankle sprains, head trauma, and other common injuries caused by collisions, uneven playing surfaces, improper technique, twisting a planted foot, Improper heading form, unanticipated change in direction, direct blows to the knee, sudden movements, and deceleration, etc. School/college students, in particular, are at higher risk of soccer & rugby injuries. Common soccer & rugby injuries include ankle sprains, knee sprains, calf strains, clavicle fractures, foot fractures, wrist fractures, kneecap bursitis, meniscal tears, and concussions.
Physiotherapy for Ice-Hockey
Hockey is a high-intensity sport with players of varying sizes and speeds on an ice rink, making it prone to injuries. Factors like high-impact contact, rigid boards, skate blades, and pucks moving at high speeds can lead to common injuries like AC joint injuries, ACL tears, broken collarbones, and concussions. These injuries can result in severe pain, lost playing time, and long-term effects.
Basketball’s fast pace and physical contact cause various injuries, with short, intense bursts, stops, starts, and collisions during play, making players susceptible. Jumping and running strain knees, a common site of injury, and a study found athletes can expect 6-14 injuries per 1000 hrs of play. Common injuries include knee pain, swelling, inability to put weight on the leg, popping, ankle sprains, knee injuries, jammed fingers, Achilles tears, calf strains, and deep thigh bruises.
Physiotherapy for Running Injuries
Sports Physiotherapy treatment can be beneficial for various running injuries, such as runner’s knee (caused by overuse or improper running technique and causing pain around the kneecap), plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints (lower leg pain caused by overuse or improper running technique), and IT band syndrome (painful inflammation of the iliotibial band, a thick tissue band running from hip to knee and affecting the outside of the knee).
The most frequently encountered injuries in baseball affect the body’s soft tissues. These injuries are often mild and include muscle strains, ligament sprains, bruises, and cuts. Despite being considered a non-contact sport, baseball risks serious injury due to contact with the ball, bat, or other players. These injuries can be particularly severe and require immediate medical attention. Moreover, the repetitive nature of baseball can result in overuse injuries, which can be debilitating. For instance, the rotator cuff in the shoulder can become damaged, or the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow may tear due to overuse.
Lacrosse is a sport that carries a moderate level of risk, with most injuries being minor strains, sprains, and bruises. However, there is a possibility of more severe injuries occurring. Head injuries are a frequent hazard associated with the sport, while non-contact ankle and knee ligament sprains often happen while cutting and dodging. Knee injuries, mainly tears in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), are the main reason for lost games and practice time for both girls and boys. Similarly, muscle strains in the hamstrings, quadriceps, and groin are prevalent and linked to similar non-contact mechanisms. A range of injuries can occur in lacrosse, including ankle sprains, head and face contusions, concussions, knee sprains (ACL, MCL), wrist fractures, hip flexor strains, and low back pain.
Sports Physiotherapy Treatment Methods We Employ
At our Sports Physiotherapy clinic in Burlington, Ontario, we leverage Manual therapy that involves hands-on techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent musculoskeletal sports injuries. It includes massage, stretching, and joint mobilization techniques that reduce pain, increase joint mobility, and improve muscle and tissue function. Manual therapy treats muscle strains, ligament sprains, joint dislocations, and tendonitis.
At Goactive Sports Physiotherapy Clinic in Burlington, exercise therapy is vital to the treatment plans for sports injuries. Our Sports Physiotherapists create personalized exercise programs to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
It is a commonly used modality in sports injury physiotherapy to facilitate healing and manage pain. Electrotherapy uses electrical stimulation to promote tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain. At GoActive Physio Clinic in Burlington, we use different types of electrotherapy, such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), ultrasound therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), depending on the nature and severity of the sports injury.
It is a non-invasive and effective treatment used in sports injury physiotherapy to promote tissue healing and pain relief. High-frequency sound waves penetrate the affected area, increasing blood flow and promoting tissue repair. Ultrasound therapy treats various sports injuries, including muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendonitis.
Cold therapy uses ice packs [cold compresses] to constrict blood vessels and numb the affected area. Heat therapy uses heat packs or warm compresses to increase blood flow, relax muscles, and promote healing.
Taping and Bracing
They support, stabilize and protect injured joints and muscles and prevent further injury. Taping involves applying adhesive tape to the affected area to support and limit movement. Bracing uses a device such as a brace or a splint to support and protect the injured area.
Soft Tissue Technique
Our Sports physiotherapists use myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and dry needling to address soft tissue injuries, typical examples being muscle strains and ligament sprains.
Education and advice
Our Sports physiotherapists provide education and advice on injury prevention, proper warm-up and cool-down techniques, and safe return to sport after injury.