So What Makes Sports Physio Better for Active People?
When you see a sports physio at Barefoot Physiotherapy, you should expect a very different experience than what you’ve had at most other standard physio practices.
The Barefoot Approach
So what exactly is this systematic approach I’ve been talking about? You can read the full details here, but in a nutshell it’s a defined process that ensures we:
1. Understand your goals
2. Identify the root cause of your problem
3. Create an effective rehabilitation or training plan
4. Teach you how to maintain your performance gains and avoid re-injury
5. Communicate with other professionals involved in your performance or treatment
If you’re new to this approach, you might find it initially confronting – “I’ve got a back injury, so why are they wasting time assessing my whole body?”. Again, this comes back to finding the true cause of your pain or performance limitation, and the best way to do this is to look in the places that seem the least obvious.
Only by looking at the full picture of you and your body as an interconnected system can we be confident that we’ve identified the root cause. Many things, like sleep position and posture at work can cause accumulative strain, and treating the symptom without identifying these issues is only a bandaid solution.
Only an experienced sports physio has the skills to cut through the clutter and give you lasting solutions to your pain or performance issues.