On The Move: Rebound and rehabilitate: The road to sports injury recovery artwork
The Health Wrap Podcast

On The Move: Rebound and rehabilitate: The road to sports injury recovery

  • 30:49
  • January 16th 2024

What should you know about injuries and rehab as a professional athlete or sports enthusiast besides that they are inevitable?

This episode is dedicated to unpacking the science behind healing and recovery in sports. Dr Stefan Wever, an experienced orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in foot and ankle surgery, sports injuries, keyhole surgery and reconstructive surgery is the expert that joins our host, Ayanda Charlie, to share his wisdom on this topic.

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This podcast is produced by 2Stories for Mediclinic, written by Nicci Collier, and produced by Carol Williams with audio editing, engineering, and sound design by Kozi Mzimela and Jordyn Toohey. 

Notable moments: 

[00:03:54] The most prevalent activities related to injury in South Africa. 

[00:05:22] How to guard children against overuse injuries. 

[00:07:35] When you should pay attention to pain and get professional help. 

[00:08:49] Which medical professional to see depending on your injury? 

[00:11:14] Conservative options before surgery. 

[00:12:21] Preventative measures athletes can use in training to avoid injury. 

[00:14:31] Protective gear you can wear during different sports. 

[00:16:08] Is it ever too late to rehabilitate an injury?

[00:17:19] Painkillers and becoming dependent on them. 

[00:20:44] Advice for athletes with spinal cord injuries on their path to recovery. 

[00:24:47] Age and its impact on recovery. 

[00:27:16] Emerging trends in sports injury rehabilitation.

Links you should know about: 

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