Kamloops Physiotherapy and Sports Injury
Active Recovery Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic
"Certified Athletic Trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses." (NATA)
Bendigo Physiotherapy | Exercise Physiology | …
Arnie Fonseca (Arizona, USA) summarized his aggressive physical rehabilitation program at the 2001 Iceland conference in Iceland (see introduction). An exercise physiologist, Fonseca draws upon his former coaching experience to motivate clients with SCI and other neurological disorders to regain surprising function. The author of this report has met Fonseca and was impressed with his drive, can-do spirit, and commitment to his rehabilitation mission, a mission that became personal after his 21-year-old son Brandon sustained a serious head injury from an auto accident.
What is Sports Physio and how can it Help
The mind is a critical component when it comes to returning from injury, and it is something that can easily be integrated into one’s rehabilitation. If athletes can begin to see his or her rehabilitation as a performance, prepare as they would during season, and work just as hard as they would for their sport, they will gain more confidence in themselves. That is, by the time they are cleared, they feel that they are prepared, in all aspects of sport. The mental side of rehabilitation is barely touched by sport professionals, maybe not because they don’t notice it’s present, but because they may not know how to integrate the most effective skills to help their clients cope and prepare. Every athlete is different, every injury is different, so how can one become as mentally prepared as they are physically? It gets to be a little bit of a touchy subject.