Many athletes are familiar with physiotherapy as a means of rehabilitating from an injury. You sprain your ankle, you go to physio until you’re back on the field and feeling decent, you stop going to physio. End of story. But what if that really isn’t the end of the story? What if that’s only the end of the first chapter?!
At Trailside, we pride ourselves in having the ability to take you all the way from an acute injury to being back to full participation, pushing you to regain the strength and control required for whatever sport or activity you would like to return to. Through each therapist’s individualized assessment of your overall body mechanics and movement patterns, they are able to identify areas of weakness and/or stiffness, sometimes far away from your actual injury. However, working on these deficiencies can often help to improve your overall performance. Combine this fine-tuning of your movement patterns with the management of your acute injury, and you are often returning to your sport feeling even better than before you were injured. In fact, sometimes these deficiencies can have such a large impact on your performance that it’s worth a check-in with your therapist even when you don’t have an acute injury, just to maintain your body at its peak performance level.