Importance of Athlete Injury Management focusing on Evidence-based Approaches in Indian Physiotherapy Standards

  • Alagappan Thiyagarajan Faculty/ Senior Sports Physiotherapist, Department of Sports Medicine, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Sports Rehabilitation, Athlete Injury Management, Indian Physiotherapy Standards


Injuries are common among athletes at any point in their sports carrier. Physiotherapy management plays a vital role in the rehabilitation of athlete injury. Numerous pieces of evidence suggest that quick fix approaches, lack of clinical reasoning skills in injury healing science, and current Indian medical system practising guidelines are the reason for poor quality treatment in India, and it is difficult to provide the best quality treatment as per the athletes’ requirements. A multidisciplinary team along with prompt evidence-based treatment is important in injury management. This article describes the current scenario in Indian physiotherapy as well as the suggestions and recommendations to implement evidence-based strategies for proper injury management among athletes.

How to cite this article:
Thiyagarajan A. Importance of Athlete Injury Management focusing on Evidence-based Approaches in Indian Physiotherapy Standards. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(2):78-80.



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