Sports Physiotherapy

Sports Physiotherapy in Markham & Aurora, ON

Whether you're a professional athlete, a recreational athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or work at a physically demanding job, a sports physiotherapist can help you stay in top form. 

With 35 years of experience, we at Honsberger Physio+ offer sports physiotherapy support in Aurora and Markham for any body at any fitness level. 

We offer comprehensive initial assessments to new clients and will work with you to build a long-term treatment plan to make sure you’re performing at your peak, in sports and in life. 

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What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Sport physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy that focuses on preventing, managing, and rehabilitating sports and athletic related injuries. It involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, including sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations, as well as conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, and fasciitis.

The primary goal of sport physiotherapy is to help athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and individuals with physical jobs recover from injuries and get back on their feet as quickly and safely as possible. This involves developing customized treatment plans that include a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and education to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

In addition to injury management and rehabilitation, sports physiotherapy also includes injury prevention strategies such as screening and training programs to help athletes reduce their risk of injury. This involves assessing an athlete's biomechanics, posture, and movement patterns to identify areas of weakness or imbalances that could lead to injury. At Honsberger Physio+ we’re known for our leading-edge, innovative technology. We’re proud to offer comprehensive assessment options to ensure our clients are getting the best treatment for their needs.

Our sports physiotherapists work with bodies of all ages and fitness levels, from recreational to elite athletes. We can also work as part of a sports medicine team, collaborating with other healthcare professionals such as physicians, athletic therapists, and coaches to provide comprehensive care to our patients. 

Overall, sports physiotherapy plays a critical role in helping athletes and physically active people to recover from injuries, prevent future injuries, and optimize their physical performance on the field or court.

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When Should You Seek a Sports Physio

You should consider seeing a sports physiotherapist if you experience pain, discomfort, or reduced function while participating in sports or physical activity. This can include acute injuries, such as a sprained ankle or pulled muscle, as well as chronic conditions, such as tendinopathy or joint pain.

Sports physiotherapists have focused training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. They can help you to manage pain, improve your range of motion, and develop a customized rehabilitation plan to help you recover and get back to your sport or physical activity as quickly and safely as possible. In addition, a sports approach includes ensuring that you are able to safely return to your sport by using sports specific exercises and approaches, as well as sports vision training in your recovery.

In addition to injury management and rehabilitation, sports physiotherapists can also help with injury prevention strategies. They can assess your biomechanics, posture, and movement patterns to identify areas of weakness or imbalances that could lead to injury. They can also provide advice on proper equipment, technique, and training programs to help you reduce your risk of injury and optimize your physical performance.

You may also consider seeing a sports physiotherapist if you have a pre-existing condition that affects your ability to participate in sports or physical activity. For example, if you have arthritis or a chronic condition, a sports physiotherapist can work with you to develop an exercise program that is safe and effective for your condition.

Overall, if you experience pain, discomfort, or reduced function while participating in sports or physical activity, our sports physiotherapists at Honsberger Physio+ can help you to manage your symptoms, recover from injury, and optimize your physical performance.

Our Sports Physiotherapists Offer:

Sports Injury Recovery

Sports injury recovery physiotherapy involves a combination of manual therapy, exercise, and education to help athletes recover from sports injuries. The goal is to reduce pain and swelling, improve range of motion and flexibility, and restore strength and function.

Vision Training

Vision training physiotherapy is designed to improve an athlete's visual skills, including depth perception, hand-eye coordination, and peripheral vision. This type of therapy can help athletes to react more quickly, anticipate movements, and make better decisions on the field or court.

Athlete Development

Athlete development physiotherapy focuses on developing an athlete's physical abilities to improve sports performance and prevent injuries. This can involve building strength, increasing flexibility, improving balance, and enhancing agility and coordination.

Sport Specific Testing

Sport specific testing involves assessing an athlete's physical abilities, such as speed, power, and endurance, to determine areas of strength and weakness. This information can be used to develop targeted training programs to improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.

End-Stage Sports Rehabilitation

End-stage sports rehabilitation physiotherapy involves the final stages of recovery from a sports injury, where the focus is on returning the athlete to their pre-injury level of performance. This may involve advanced exercises, sport-specific training, and a gradual return to competition.

Dry Needling & Acupuncture

Dry needling and acupuncture are both techniques used in physiotherapy to treat musculoskeletal pain and improve mobility. Dry needling involves inserting thin needles into trigger points to stimulate healing, while acupuncture involves inserting needles along meridians to improve energy flow.


Cupping is a technique used in physiotherapy to improve circulation and reduce muscle tension. Cups are placed on the skin, creating a vacuum that pulls blood and other fluids to the surface. This can help to relieve pain and promote healing.

TPI Assessments & Training

TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) assessments and training are designed to improve golf performance and prevent injuries. The assessment looks at an individual's physical abilities and swing mechanics, while the training focuses on building strength and flexibility in areas that are important for golf.

Strength & Conditioning

Strength and Conditioning involves developing an athlete's physical ability in order to improve performance and prevent injury. This involves focusing on strength, stability and mobility to improve motor patterns, increase flexibility and enhance balance, agility and coordination. The goal is to optimize an athlete's physical ability within the context of their sport to maximize athletic potential.

Physiotherapist Led Pilates (Aurora Only)

Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact strengthening exercises. Pilates' movements are utilized to improve core (pelvic, trunk and scapula) stability providing a strong foundation for enhancing athlete performance, reducing pain or general improvement of fitness. Many clients use Pilates as an preemptive tool to help prevent new injuries or keep recurrent injuries at bay

Pilates can help to improve:

  • Posture 
  • Core strength
  • Muscle balance
  • Improved flexibility 
  • Increase energy

Who can benefit from Pilates?

  • Everybody – regardless of age, ability or sport. 
  • Weekend warriors to Professional Athletes
  • Athletes in every sport including but not limited to Golf, Dance, Weightlifting and Running  
  • Individuals looking for a low-impact (but challenging) workout session
  • Active Aging individuals who want to improve flexibility, strength & balance
  • Those recovering from an injury or looking to prevent future injuries
  • Anybody wanting to improve core strength & posture
  • and more! 

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With services available in Aurora and Markham, ON, we at Honsberger Physio+ are here to make sure you perform at your best, prevent future injuries, and help you overcome any current injuries. 

From athletes, to enthusiasts to labourers and everyone in between, we’ll make sure your body is working in tip-top shape and keep you doing what you love. 

Contact us today at our Markham or Aurora location to book an Initial Assessment and learn more about how we can help you meet your physical therapy goals.

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