Sports Physiotherapy

Sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation are specialized fields within the broader field of physiotherapy (physical therapy) that focus on the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletes and individuals involved in sports and physical activities. The primary goal of sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation is to help athletes recover from injuries, improve their physical performance, prevent injuries, and enhance their overall well-being.

Here are some key aspects and components of sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation:

Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Our Sports physiotherapists assess athletes to identify the nature and extent of their injuries or physical limitations.
  • We use various assessment techniques, including physical examinations, movement analysis, and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or MRI scans.


  • Our Sports physiotherapists develop personalized treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each athlete.
  • Treatment modalities may include manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy (such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation), and more.
  • We also provide advice on pain management and the use of braces or orthotics when necessary.


  • Rehabilitation is a critical aspect of sports physiotherapy, aimed at restoring an athlete's function and performance.
  • It involves progressive exercises and activities that target strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
  • Our Sports physiotherapists monitor the athlete's progress and make adjustments to the rehabilitation program as needed.

Injury Prevention

  • At our centre, sports physiotherapists work with athletes to prevent injuries through techniques like injury risk assessments and preventive exercises.
  • We also educate athletes on proper warm-up, stretching, and cool-down routines.

Return to Sport

  • One of the primary goals of our sports physiotherapy division is to facilitate an athlete's safe return to their sport or physical activity.
  • This involves assessing the athlete's readiness to compete and gradually reintroducing them to sport-specific movements.

Sports-Specific Training

  • Sports physiotherapists at our centre often collaborate with coaches and trainers to design sport-specific training programs that enhance an athlete's performance while minimizing the risk of injury.

Taping and Bracing

  • We use taping and bracing techniques to provide support and stability to injured or vulnerable body parts.


  • Athlete education is a crucial part of our sports physiotherapy. Athletes are taught how to manage their injuries, perform self-care, and make lifestyle choices that promote recovery and performance.

Communication and Teamwork

  • Our Sports physiotherapists often work closely with other healthcare professionals, including sports medicine physicians, other orthopedic surgeons who refer us their cases, and athletic trainers, to ensure comprehensive care for athletes.

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  • We at our centre also engage in research to advance the field and improve treatment outcomes, often using evidence-based practices.

Our Sports physiotherapy and rehabilitation team play a vital role in helping athletes recover from injuries, stay competitive, and maintain their physical well-being. It requires a deep understanding of sports-related injuries, biomechanics, and the specific demands of different sports. The Sports physiotherapists at our centre work as part of a team to support athletes in achieving their performance goals and returning to play safely.

Dr Vishnu Unnithan at his centre has well trained and experienced Sports Physiotherapists (full time and visiting) and also has agreements with various sports therapists in and around the city to help you reach your goals.

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