Sports Physiotherapy

At East Gwillimbury Physiotherapy, Newmarket location

A sports physiotherapist plans, organises and directs programs of pre-season screening, first aid, rehabilitation of sports injury, education regarding a sport injury and counselling of athletes, coaches and others concerned with sport and sport injury. A sport physiotherapist is qualified under the Sport Physiotherapy Canada post-graduate credential program which qualifies the physiotherapist to work at international level athletic events with top professional and amateur athletes. Check out www.sportsphysio.ca for more details.

Who can benefit from sports physiotherapy?

All orthopaedic conditions, more specifically:

  • Post Concussion rehabilitation and return to activity screening
  • Return to sport from injury
  • Overuse or repetitive strain injury (tendonitis/osis)
  • Injury prevention/preseason screening
  • Sport specific injuries:
  • Running injuries
  • Swimming injuries
  • Soccer injuries
  • Gymnastic injuries
  • Arm, wrist, leg, ankle, rib fractures
  • Joint sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Muscle contusion
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tear (partial or full)
  • Ligament tear
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • SI joint dysfunction
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Anterolisthesis

Are sport physiotherapists in every clinic in Newmarket and the surrounding region?

Sport Physiotherapist is not a protected title therefore any Physiotherapist can call themselves a Sport Physiotherapist. However, only approximately 150 Physiotherapists in Canada have a Diploma of Sports Physiotherapy and are accredited at this highest level for rehabilitation/etc. of sports injury. This level of Diploma is examined under the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Sports Physiotherapy division using nationally standardised written and practical examination.