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If you pay attention to detail, your recovery time will reduce

Written by Accredited Sports Professionals   Posted in:Rehabilitation   January 22, 2015

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Injury for most athletes is troubling but for some athletes it’s devastating. It would be easy to wallow in the sadness of being injured but this moment of adversity is the moment for best recovery. Treating the acute sporting injury as soon as possible after the incident decreases recovery time and helps the athlete prevent further injury; together the athlete is returning to training and competition quickly.  But how can we treat acute sporting injury as fast as possible?  The first step in the process is to have a strong team available to you to assess the injury and suggest the first course of treatment. This team might include various professionals but these professionals ought to be accessible for the athletes, coaches and administrators. 

Assembling the best professionals is a sensible step in the process to attain excellence and it is a step that cannot be overlooked. If we consider that sport injuries might emerge from overuse or trauma and can involve any tissue of the body. Muscles, ligaments and tendons or the skeleton are most commonly involved. Professionals acquainted with the athletes can assess and treat the injury and work alongside the coach and other professionals to ensure that recovery and return to training are optimal. Build a dependable injury management team and this team will server you well when you most need them.
 
Source: Oxford Handbook of Sport and Exercise Medicine (2013)