When Can You Return to Sport?

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Article by Zoe Russell

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Ultimately, your safe return to sport will be determined by your sports physiotherapist, doctor or surgeon.

They will take into consideration your tissue healing and how well you have progressed in your rehabilitation.

Returning to sport too early can delay healing and prolong recovery and pain.

Your physiotherapist will aim to speed up the process via some hands-on treatment techniques, exercises, electrical modalities, plus most importantly, strength and agility exercises to replicate your sport. 

Sometimes bracing or taping may allow an early return to sport. 

As a general rule, most soft tissue injuries and bone injuries will take at least six weeks for scar tissue to mature or your bone to strengthen. Therefore, caution is required and is best discussed with your sports physiotherapist, doctor and coach.

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    Last updated 26-Aug-2016 03:54 PM

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