Sports Injuries Clinic Oakville, ON

Sports Injuries

Andrew P.

I worked closely with Pat over the fall and winter in hopes to rehab my rotator cuff injury and get back on the baseball diamond. After a few sessions, Pat sent me home with a number of exercises to work on over the winter. I'm back to playing baseball and largely because of the great treatment I received from Pat!

Jessica S.

Pat was wonderful with my nine-year-old gymnast who was experiencing ankle pain. He has a great rapport with kids and explained the exercises very clearly to her. Dahlia now thinks physio is fun and even though she is pain-free she keeps asking when she can go back!

Jocelyn C.

Pat has worked wonders with my daughter, getting her through a tricky hip injury without derailing her whole skating season. And the virtual treatment option that Leaps & Bounds is offering during COVID-19 is so effective and professional!

Jaime G.

I have been to many physiotherapists and by far Pat is the best at diagnosing and treating my sports related injuries. He is also extremely accommodating and will always find a time to fit me in.

Luca D.

Pat has always got me back from my injuries in good timing and had always made sure I was ready before I stepped back into the crease for a game.

Linda P.

I brought my son in to work with Pat and he went above and beyond. It was a complicated back issue which did not deter Pat in the least. Every week, he came up with innovative, out of the box methods, to tackle the issue. My son is now back in full basketball swing and we have Pat at Leaps and Bounds to thank for this.

Sona C.

Pat has been very helpful to my son who plays competitive hockey and baseball. He's very knowledgeable about sports and can relate well to kids. He explained things so we understood the exercises and what they were targeted to do. It's obvious he really cares for his patients and staff.

Vanessa C.

A few months ago, I sustained a high ankle sprain from soccer. I was barely able to walk, however, after a few months of physio from Anthony, I am now back on the soccer field and better than ever.

Michelle J.

Pat and his team at Leaps and Bounds have been an integral part of my competitive athlete's journey with injuries and recoveries. They are extremely knowledgeable and treat their patients as if they are part of their own family. I would highly recommend Leaps and Bounds to anyone who is in search of a physiotherapist who takes the time to listen to their clients and works to resolve their problems to return to play as quickly as possible.

Raffaella P.

We have had an extremely positive experience at Leaps and Bounds for our daughter (competitive gymnast) who required treatment for a significant ankle sprain. Pat and his team are knowledgeable and highly effective in providing specialized and individualized physiotherapy treatment

Ready to Say Goodbye to the Sidelines? Recover From Your Sports Injury Faster with Physiotherapy

Any injury sustained during physical activity can be categorized as a sports injury – and at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation, we’re here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game!

Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, it is important to stay safe while performing your sport.

Don’t simply wait around for your injury to heal – get back to the sport you love quicker with the help of one of our dedicated Oakville, ON physiotherapists, chiropractors, and massage therapists.

How will physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy help me return to my sport?

Our Oakville, ON practitioners are movement experts who can help you recover quickly and reach your ultimate physical goals. They will prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you based on your specific sport needs, in order to help get you back in the game as fast as possible. This will be done after first performing an assessment, and helping you make sense of any diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound that you may have had. After a thorough physical evaluation is completed, your therapist will prepare your plan of care.

Your treatment plan will take into account the nature of your injury, your fitness level, and your lifestyle. It will likely include a combination of manual therapy to mobilize your muscles and joints, stretching and strengthening exercises, exercises to improve your balance and mobility, and eventually activities to help you recover your full and unimpeded function. Finally, your therapist will spend some time with you working on, or discussing, some practical ways to prevent the same injury in the future. 

Common types of sports injuries

There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity; however, the most common forms of sports injury include:

Knee injuries

Your knee is a complex joint in your body and is, therefore, one of the most commonly injured body parts. Knee injuries may include dull aches that are widespread or sharp pains very local to an area on your knee.  They can be repetitive in nature, loaded inappropriately, or something more severe like an ACL tear resulting from a collision on the playing field.

Sprain

A sprain occurs when a ligament connecting one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits. This results in pain and swelling in the initial stages post-injury, and if left unattended, it can result in joint instability. The ankle is the joint most commonly sprained.

Strain or “pulled muscle”

A strain, also referred to as a “pulled muscle,” occurs when a muscle or tendon is stretched beyond its limits. Once the tendon is overstretched, there is a period of pain and swelling. A targeted therapy program focused on gradually increasing the strength of the repair will ensure that you get the muscle back to its optimal performance, maybe even better than before! 

Tendinitis

Common places for tendinitis, now commonly referred to as tendinopathy, include the shoulder, knee, and ankle. It occurs from the excessive overloading of the tendons, causing them to become inflamed and hypersensitive. The pain associated with tendinitis waxes and wanes depends on your activity level.  Working with a sports physiotherapist or sports chiropractor will help you reduce the sensitivity of the tendon and prepare it for the specific loading of your sport.

What caused my sports injury?

The term “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any type of injury that occurs while performing an athletic activity. It can happen by running in ill-fitted shoes, by swinging a bat too aggressively, rolling your ankle on the soccer field, or trying to push that one last rep at the gym when your body wasn’t ready for it.

One of the most important aspects to rehabilitating a sports injury is early recognition and treating it as soon as possible. Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention.

Contact Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation and get back in the game!

Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation today. We’ll help you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to the sport you love!