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Physiotherapy’s Role in Common Football Injuries

September 21, 2022

Physiotherapy's Role in Common Football Injuries

It is common knowledge that participating in sports events requires athletes or participants to be physically fit to execute specific movements. However, there are certain sports such as football where games get more physical, and sports injuries are almost inevitable and athletes require the assistance of a sports therapist Dubai to aid their recovery or prevent injuries.

Over the years various treatments have been developed to aid in the recovery and prevention of football injuries. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be recommended to see a sports massage therapist for a treatment program that will promote recovery and rehabilitation so you can return to play as soon as possible.

Physiotherapy for football injuries

While most mild injuries can be treated with sports massage, some injuries may require physiotherapy focusing on a specific part of a muscle or the injured area.

Football injuries may cause stiffness and weakened ligaments, tendons, and muscles. A licensed physiotherapist or a sports massage therapist can recommend the necessary physical therapy treatment that will help you strengthen and stretch the affected tissues. Such treatment programs are designed to help you regain your range of motion as quickly as possible.

Aside from sports injury rehabilitation, your physiotherapist will also help prevent re-injury by strengthening supporting muscles and teaching proper form in performing certain movements in the sport. They will also teach you to practice proper warm-up and cool-down exercises to protect your muscles and avoid future injury.

Whether you’re playing professionally or for fun, there’s no telling when you will sustain an injury while playing or preparing to play football. Hence, taking precautions and following the instruction of your therapist or trainer is important to help prevent injuries that are difficult to treat. When you start feeling persistent pain or discomfort when performing certain moves, check yourself to ensure that it is safe to continue playing.

If you need to visit a clinic to book an appointment for physiotherapy or sports massage Dubai JLT to help you recover from a sports injury or you wish to consult with a specialist about pain or discomfort you experience while doing certain movements, Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC offers a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs. You may visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.