Sports Physiotherapy is now a days a leading field as most of the sports injuries are severe and needs long term rehabilitation.
Most common sports injuries are ACL tear,Meniscal rupture,ankle injuries and sprains,tennis elbow,Rotator cuff injury in shoulder,supraspinatus tendinitis etc.
Most of the injuries needs the protocol called RICE-Rest Ice Compression Elevation.icing is mandatory for first 48 hours of injury with rest to decrease the initial phase of inflammation.
Conservative treatment includes medications for pain and inflammation,Physiotherapy treatment like electrical modalities to relieve pain and swelling,gradual exercises(with protocol under supervision) progressing from light to heavy exercises.
If surgery is needed then also pre and post operative treatment has to be pursued.
Main aim of rehabilitation is to send the player to the field with a less time of home stay.