The aim of the sports physiotherapist is to restore functions, to prevent (sports-related) complaints and to improve (sports) performance. This is done through advice, guidance and training for athletes, but also for people with a chronic disorder and other target groups, regardless of age and other personal circumstances.
Which complaints can you go to a sports physiotherapist for?
You can go to a sports physiotherapist for various reasons. The most common reason is an injury sustained by an athlete, recreational or professional. The sports physiotherapist can heal the injury with you. Another reason for athletes is to receive (training) advice or preventative running training.
In addition to athletes, there will also be people with a chronic condition. With them, the quality of life can be improved through (more) exercise and sports, so that they can continue to live at home or can still do their shopping independently. The sports physiotherapist will look with you at a suitable sport practice and advise you on the intensity and frequency with which you can start.
People who have not been active for a long time for various reasons also come to the sports physiotherapist to be activated and motivated to move again.
The Sport Physiotherapist:
Sport physiotherapist (io) Paulien Koopmanschap therefore not only works with athletes in practice, but also gives treatments to the elderly at home and also supports football players at SV Ouderkerk! SV Ouderkerk has started a collaboration with SV Ouderkerk since autumn 2017 whereby Paulien is present every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the practice location in Ouderkerk for the sports consultation hour. Did you receive a complaint during exercise on Saturday or Sunday and would you like someone to look at it? You can walk in without obligation and the therapist assesses your situation and advises you on what steps to take.
Whether you are a patient with sports complaints or age complaints, it is both about being able to move and be active again in a good way. Everyone at his own pace. This gives me varied work in which I can use all my knowledge to find solutions to every problem.
Paulien Koopmanschap, physiotherapist, movement specialist and sport physiotherapist (io)