When a patient comes to us with a sports injuries there are often other issues to consider on top of the actual injury itself. Very often those who are injured competing for a club or their school will find themselves under pressure to return to sport as quickly as possible. This quick return to the sporting arena can have long lasting consequences on the patient and result in further injury or re-injury.
Occasionally the Physio must be a mediator between the injured patient and the sports coach. It is important to make the coach aware that correct treatment and rehabilitation will result in better long term outcomes. Within any sport at any level the most important thing is the health and well-being of the individual. This must come above all else without exception.
This rush back to sporting activity is especially seen in children who are of course very eager and enthusiastic to return to the sport they love. The coach may feel that the injury is slight or being exaggerated. The child in turn may seek to try and hide the extent of their injury. This situation needs to be carefully managed by the Physiotherapist who is expertly placed to communicate across all interested parties and ensure a positive outcome for all.
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