Sports injuries rehabilitation can take some time depending on the type and severity of the injury. A qualified doctor or physiotherapist should supervise the process.
The aims of any rehabilitation program are to:
• restore optimal function of the injured area
• return the athlete to competition quickly and safely
• prevent re-injury.
Physical therapists develop therapeutic plans to improve overall performance, strength and conditioning, balance and coordination, posture and mechanics, to help decrease the incidence of repetitive injuries and allow athletes to remain active and competitive.