Sports Injuries

Sports injuries commonly occur to people participating in sporting events. In many cases, the injuries are due to overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand.

The physiotherapists at OHP Kelowna are highly skilled and experienced experts in the management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction. We have a dedicated team of physiotherapists who work and focus on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

You may be an elite athlete or a sports person or someone with an everyday injury sustained doing the gardening at home or even shopping on the weekend. No matter how it is you acquired the injury OHP Kelowna physiotherapy department will deal thoroughly and comprehensively with all your needs.

Sports injuries can be broadly classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as soccer and hockey because of the dynamic and high impact nature of these sports. These injuries range from bruises and muscle strains, to fractures and head injuries. Tennis elbow or Golfers elbow are typical examples of overuse injuries due to the highly repetitive and mechanically stressful nature of these sports.

Some of the different people who chose OHP Kelowna for their sports and musculoskeletal injury needs include State and National team athletes, recreational golfers, weekend sports enthusiasts, city workers or people who acquired their injury at home.

No matter what your level of activity or how you acquired your injury, at OHP Kelowna, you can be confident that you will have professional and personalised care to help you return to your training regime or to meet your event targets, or to just return to your very best.

The following is a list of some of the different injuries that are commonly treated by our OHP Kelowna physiotherapy team:

  • Ankle Sprain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Back Pain
  • Groin Strain
  • Hamstring Strain
  • Knee Joint Injury
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Patello-femoral pain
  • Bursitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow