Dealing with a sports injury can be a daunting and frustrating process. When your sport is a central part of your identity, being away from training and competition becomes not just a physical challenge, but a mental one, too.

The rehab process after a sports injury is comprehensive and focused on getting you back to competition-level physical performance. But what happens when your body is ready to go back, but your mind isn’t?

It’s common for negative thoughts to come to the surface when dealing with a sports injury. Will I get hurt again if I go back? Will I ever be able to compete the way I used to? How do I deal with not doing my sport for a long period of time? Although these fears are common, it’s not something to deal with alone.

Your physiotherapist is ready to help you identify and overcome the obstacles in your path to success, both physical and mental. We know that in order to perform at your best, you need someone that will take the time to get to know your goals as an athlete. We know the most up-to-date and high-quality research on exercise and return to sport guidelines to ensure a seamless transition back to competition. We know that you have concerns, and we want to hear about them.

In order to get you back to your best, your physiotherapist at Optimize will work with you to set specific goals. We provide education about your injury so you understand what is going on with your body and how we can fix it. We will listen to your concerns with open ears and offer strategies to overcome them.

We give you a supportive environment to recover and return to game-ready performance. We know when to offer you further mental support to help you return to athletic greatness. Your physiotherapist is one of your biggest supporters in your sports injury rehab process. You see us more frequently than other medical professionals in your journey back to performance.

This puts your physiotherapist in the perfect position to help you explore your concerns about re-injury and return to sport. We want you to feel empowered and supported every step of the way.

The team at Optimize is ready to help you get your head in the game. Come see us to get on your road to recovery.