Physiotherapy for Sprains, Strains and Tears
Sprains, strains and tears are descriptions used to categorize soft tissue injuries usually caused by some type of trauma. Soft tissue is slow to heal and is at risk for healing incompletely or leaving the sufferer with dysfunction. Physiotherapy for sprains, strains and tears is focussed on ensuring that the patient has the best repair possible while preserving normal function of the body part effected.
Objectives of Physiotherapy for Sprains, strains and Tears
- Relieving pain
- Limiting movement of vulnerable tissue
- Remodelling scar tissue to ensure a strong and functional repair
- Maintaining normal range of motion
- Preserving bodily function
- Strengthening supporting musculature
Common Treatments for Sprains, Strains and Tears
- Manual (hands-on) therapy
- Therapeutic exercise prescription and performance
- Soft tissue release / stretching techniques
- Pain relieving modalities
- Counselling / planning on return to activity, work or sport.
- A skilled physiotherapist will be able to use some of the techniques above to relieve pain and ensure you have as complete a recovery as possible from your injury.