Symptom Relief and Sport Specific Motor Control
The first step is to reduce symptoms and as quickly as possible begin sport specific motor control training. To help reduce pain we integrate therapeutic modalities to expedite healing, enhance movement and to decrease pain. Therapeutic modalities are listed to the right. Now the most important modality we use is exercise, which begin day one in most cases.
We don’t like rest. Our therapy aims to keep the athlete practicing and competing as much as possible in accordance to their control and symptoms.
It’s critical to appreciate that specific motor control is necessary otherwise the injury is likely to return. In many cases the athlete did not possess ideal motor control prior to the injury, so that will need to be developed. Likewise it is insufficient to merely return the athlete back to their pre-injury status. Athletes must have motor control beyond the forces incurred in their sport. Otherwise they’ll never be able to reach their full potential. This means they must train like an athlete. They must be exposed to the forces, loads, speed and challenges that are common in their sport. Basic rehab exercises are not enough.
The athlete must rehab like an athlete.
FITS doesn’t look like your typical clinic. We’ve integrated a biomechanical lab, advanced video motion feedback, a sports injury clinic, a 4,000 sq. ft of training / rehab space, inside of Downsview Park with over 500,000 sq. ft. and 100,000 hectares of indoor and outdoor sport facilities respectively – click here to learn more about our facilities.