It has been proved that the more specialized an athlete is, the more prone they are to health risks associated with physical activity. Practicing a sport at professional level requires constant medical assistance, to reduce the risk of major injury. For this reason, we have a special team that looks after the needs of sportsmen and women, dealing specifically with trauma prevention and recovery.
Our physiotherapists and personal trainers are available to deliver specialized individual care plans, tailored to the specific needs of the sport practiced and the physical conditions of the athlete.
Research has highlighted that different types of sports are likely to produce different types of disease, according to the kind of physical activity exerted.
When dealing with trauma in sports, it is necessary to intervene promptly, to reduce the length of time the athlete will be forced to remain inactive, whilst providing them with a positive psychological environment that will speed up recovery and keep them motivated.
We can quickly put together a specialized team to address any specific issue, delivering a quick diagnosis and a fast and effective plan for recovery.
In these cases our physiotherapists and trainers will not only support the patient through recovering from a specific issue, but will provide targeted help to keep the body exercised, so that the athlete will be able to return to training in the shortest time possible.
Throughout the course of the therapy, patients will have access to the rehabilitation pool, carry on training those parts of the body unaffected by the disease, learn techniques of core training and use cardio-fitness machines. We always bear in mind that rehabilitation is a delicate process, particularly for the professional athlete, who is often concerned that they won’t be able to achieve the same results after injury: for this reasons, we employ the best specialists in the field, whose expertise helps instill a sense of psychological safety.
We offer two different plans to sportsmen and women, according to their practiced specialty.
The athlete will be supported by a team of specialists, including an orthopeadic, a posturology educator, a personal trainer, a sport psychologist and a masseur: together (alongside the athlete’s professional trainer) they will evaluate the patient’s profile, and deliver a thorough care plan to reduce the risk of injury.
Our post-trauma care plan begins with an assessment by our traumatologist and aims for the complete recovery of the athlete: our personal trainer will take care of muscular reconditioning and preparation for the patient to re-enter the sports world in a fully proficient physical form.
Diseases of the Shoulder
Among the most common lesions of the shoulder we treat: dislocation of the collarbone and the shoulder caused by sports such as judo, wrestling, canoeing, cycling, horseriding. The chronic inflammation of the shoulder – periarthritis – is a common issue in those practicing volleyball, golf, tennis, throws.
Diseases of the Elbow
Fractures and dislocations are common in all contact sports, while epicondilitis and epicrocleitis usually affect those practicing tennis, golf and climbing.
Diseases of the Wrist
Fractures and dislocations are common in all contact sports, particularly in boxing. Tendonitis – variously localized – are usually caused by practicing sports such as wrestling or climbing.
Diseases of the Pelvic Area
Horseriding, football and athletics can frequently cause pubalgia. When practicing football and athletics at an early age, athletes also frequently develop juvenile osteochondrosis Perthes.
Diseases of the Spine
The spine is often plagued by diseases such as rachialgia and disc herniation, often caused by sports like golf, jumping, cycling, artistic gymnastics, motorcycling and horse riding.
Diseases of the Knee
Sports such as football, skiing, basketball, volleyball, tennis and rugby can often cause dislocations (both of the meniscus and of the cruciate and/or collateral ligaments) and condropathy (an inflammation of the cartilage). The same sports (except rugby) also typically cause patellofemoral pain syndrome. If practiced at an early age, while the body is still developing, football, skiing, basketball and volleyball can be a cause of juvenile osteochondrosis Osgood-Schlatter. Variously localized tendonitis (kneecap, quadriceps, pes anserine, iliotibial band) are also often triggered by football, skiing, basketball, volleyball, tennis and athletics.
Diseases of the Ankle
Among the most common diseases of the ankle we specialize in treating: ligament dislocations (caused by football, skiing, basketball, volleyball), articular fractures (contact sports), variously localized tendonitis (Achilles’, fibula, back tibia – often caused by athletics); tendinosis/Achilles’ tendon rupture (caused by football, basketball, volleyball, tennis).
Diseases of the Foot
The foot can be affected by several diseases, varying according to the sport practiced: metatarsalgia in tennis, plantar fasciitis in athletics and fooball, heel pain in tennis and jumping, stress-related fractures in athletics and artistic gymnastics and juvenile osteochondrosis Sever-Haglund in football, skiing, basketball, volleyball, when practiced at an early age.
Diseases of the Muscles
Contractures and strains are a common risk in any sport, while actual lesions may occur when practicing weight lifting and artistic gymnastics.