Sports injuries are any injury that occurs in sport participation. They can be classified as direct (external force or collision) or indirect, soft or hard, acute vs. overuse. They can range from mild to severe and can be the result of overtraining, lack of conditioning, absence of warmup, improper form or technique.
Management of a sports injury will depend on timing of the injury in relation to playing season:
- If injury occurs during the competitive season treatment is aimed at keeping the athlete in the game, thus limiting unnecessary high load activities in conjunction with the treatment.
- During the off-season, the injury can be managed with no pressure to play, and sports specific training can be paused for the short term. The injury is treated to reduce pain and inflammation, followed by a progressive rehabilitation program which may include:
- Balance or agility
- Other training specific to the sport
Dr. Marcel Reux is a runner and cyclist having competed in many half marathons and duathlons. In 2001 he participated in the Peterborough Half- Ironman duathlon. Every year he returns to his hometown of Saint Pierre & Miquelon to participate in a 25K running race. Dr. Reux has been treating athletes for many years.
Dr. Marg Russell is an avid runner (10K) and has extensive experience in strength training and conditioning with the general active population as well as in rehabilitation. Dr. Russell has completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship through the Chiropractic Profession and has taken numerous courses in sports medicine over her career. She has treated many recreational athletes as well as numerous ranked athletes.
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