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Physiotherapy for Clients Suffering From Sprains & Strains

Recover From a Sprain or Strain With the Help of Registered Physiotherapists

Sprains and strains are among the most common reasons why clients seek physiotherapy. Though often painful and quite a hindrance in everyday activities, both sprains and strains have excellent recovery rates and can be remedied with appropriate and targeted physiotherapy.


Once the initial swelling and pain from your sprain or strain have subsided, you’ll be ready to begin physiotherapy, which will work to restore the function of the affected ligament, muscle, or tendon while also preventing future injuries.


At Get Right Physio, our team of professional physiotherapists will tailor a rehabilitation programme specific to your needs, and your recovery journey will start from your first appointment.

What Are Sprains and Strains?

Most of us hear about sprains and strains in relation to sporting or workplace mishaps, but what exactly are these injuries and what causes them?


Sprains occur when ligaments, tough tissues connecting your bones to one another, become stretched or torn. When your joints are forced to move in an unnatural direction, the ligaments become sprained, leading to swelling and pain. Ankles, knees, and wrists are some of the most commonly sprained parts of the body.


Strains, on the other hand, are caused by the stretching or tearing of a tendon, which joins bones to muscles, though it can also result from an overstretched muscle. Hamstring, calf, and groin injuries tend to be the most prevalent types of strains.

How to Treat Muscle Sprains and Strains With Physio

Physiotherapy is recommended for sprains and strains once the swelling and pain have begun to ease. Having visited a medical professional and received any necessary digital imaging, you’ll likely get some simple exercises to work on to kickstart your rehabilitation process. However, you’ll need to seek out the help of a licensed physiotherapist to find a recovery plan suited to your needs.


Before beginning your programme with us, please set up a consultation with one of the physiotherapists. At this point, you’ll receive a comprehensive evaluation based on several assessments. This will mainly consist of physical examinations on the sprain or strain to check for range of motion, site of pain, and overall mobility.


After you’ve been assessed, our physiotherapists will get to work to determine the best course of action for a smooth recovery, resulting in a personalized programme for you to follow.


Your physiotherapy sessions will focus on the following objectives:


  • Maintaining flexibility and preventing stiffness
  • Regaining strength in the affected or surrounding muscles
  • Improve range of motion as the injury heals
  • Retain balance and stability (specifically for ankle and knee injuries)

Benefits of Physiotherapy for Sprains and Strains

Physiotherapy is an effective treatment for sprains or strains, and it promotes a steady recuperation process for both minor and severe injuries. Below are some of the many benefits of physical therapy for sprains and strains:

  • In many cases, physiotherapy can help minor sprains or strains to return to full mobility within weeks, while more serious injuries usually recover fully in a number of months.
  • Pain management is among the top benefits of physiotherapy. Through the use of targeted exercises to promote mobility and prevent muscle rigidity and treatments like heat therapy, our therapists can minimize pain and discomfort, enabling you to carry on as normally as possible.
  • Physiotherapy is a medication-free form of treatment, which is a significant draw for clients who seek practical therapy and prefer to veer away from medicines. It also ensures that painkillers don’t temporarily mask the pain, which can be confused for healing.
  • Physiotherapists typically implement select exercises to develop muscle strength, making the muscles more resistant to further injuries down the line. With the correct interventions, reoccurring sprains and strains are much less likely.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every physiotherapy session will differ depending on the location and severity of a strain or sprain. In many cases, a combination of select mobility and muscle-building exercises will feature, while cold, heat, and manual therapies may also be used. A typical physio session to treat an ankle sprain may include ankle rotations or heel raises, while a hamstring strain may require exercises like hamstring curls or knee extensions.

We’ll tailor your recovery accordingly regardless of where you’re located, whether in your house or condo, a hospital you’re based in, a long-term care facility, or a retirement home.

Among the primary benefits and aims of physiotherapy for strains and sprains is how the treatment can lower the risk of similar injuries in the future. Our physiotherapists will assist you in developing greater strength in your muscles, making you much more resistant to strains and sprains moving forward. Better yet, you’ll learn to improve your posture and form by following our therapist’s advice. 

There’s no rule of thumb for how long it takes to recover from a strain or sprain, as each injury and individual is different and will require specific treatment. That being said, minor injuries can often heal in a matter of weeks, while moderate and severe sprains and strains can take months. Even when you feel back to normal, you may need to give yourself some additional rest time to recuperate fully.

For the fastest and smoothest recovery period, it’s best to seek the advice of a medical professional as soon as possible. Your doctor will be your first call, and you’ll usually undergo an assessment that may lead to an MRI or CT scan if your doctor deems it necessary. After this point, it’s recommended that you begin seeing a physiotherapist when the pain and swelling start to lessen.

Get the Help You Deserve for Your Sprain or Strain From a Registered Physiotherapist

Sprains and strains are incredibly treatable, and rehabilitation is often achievable within weeks. If you’ve suffered such an injury recently, allow our team to guide you through your recovery journey.


Our line-up of qualified therapists are experienced in working with people just like you throughout the Greater Toronto Area and have the knowledge and expertise to help you get back on track at a pace that’s right for you.


Book a session with a dedicated physiotherapist at Get Right Physio and receive top-quality care and treatment for your sprain or strain.

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