eastwest physiotherapists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and sporting injuries. We will help return you to your best level of function after an injury. We have extensive experience treating junior players all the way through to professional athletes.
All our therapists are still playing all sorts of sports and have suffered multiple injuries themselves. Personal and clinical experience is essential in understanding the best route back to full function.
A sports injury management plan
- Accurate diagnosis (may require x-rays or scans)
- Appropriate immobilisation (taping and bracing)
- ’Hands on’ techniques such as massage, myofascial joint mobilisation and cold laser
- Rehabilitation exercises and advice, taking into account individual goals and history
Common sports injuries:
Joint sprains— knee, ankle, shoulder and finger injuries
Muscle strains—hamstring, calf, quadricep
Tendon injuries—achilles, patella and gluteal tendon pain
Bony overuse injuries—such as ‘shin splints’ or stress fractures
Rehabilitation from surgery —knee, shoulder or ankle arthroscopies or reconstructions
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy is the non-invasive application of low power laser beams to enhance cellular functions. When Colder laser therapy is placed over injured, sick or aged cells, photon energy is absorbed by the mitochondria (the cell’s battery). This improves tissue repair (skin wounds, muscle, tendon, bone, nerves), reduces inflammation and pain.
The benefits of
Boosts oxygen levels
Sick or injured cells demand more oxygen to get healthy again.
Applying cold laser therapy over blood vessels has been shown to release more oxygen to damaged tissues like a hyperbaric chamber effect.
When muscles and ligaments are inured, inflammatory chemicals cause swelling and pain. Cold laser therapy drives your body’s drainage lymphatic system to move inflammation out and back into circulation.
Speeds the healing response
Cold laser therapy reduces the formation of scar tissue and adhesions during the healing phase. This means stronger repair tissue, a faster recovery and the prevention of a re-injury.