Early physiotherapy management of a sports injury is essential to quickly regain range of movement, strength and rehabilitate full function enabling a prompt return to your sport, exercise or physical activity.

Acute soft tissue injuries such as ankle ligament sprains, muscle strains and contusions should be assessed within 48 hours. Early initiation of rehabilitation measures specific to the region and nature of the injury sustained will help prevent residual problems including pain, tenderness, swelling, mechanical and functional instability, and risk of recurring injury.

Early diagnosis and treatment of knee pain, patellofemoral pain, tendonitis, bursitis, and overuse injuries may result in a quicker recovery and less pain. Physiotherapy interventions including targeted strengthening, stretching, mobilisation, taping, and bracing, help to restore biomechanics, prevent further injury, and maintain best performance.