What We Treat − Sports Performance Injury

An athlete who is suffering from a sports injury can be effectively treated using physical therapy, one of the effective methods that facilitate speedy recovery and helps athletes to quickly return to sports. Activities like football, baseball, tennis, swimming, and weight training are likely to cause injuries. With physical therapy, various sports injuries including rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder injuries, jumping/cutting/landing injuries, running injuries, fractures, head injuries, neck injuries and tennis injuries can be treated.

Sports Therapy: How It Works

Physical therapy treatment for sport injuries includes a variety of modalities such as hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation and ultrasound to heal the injured tissue. In addition, medical massage is incorporated in the physical therapy treatment plan to increase overall circulation and achieve the best possible health. In a healthy lifestyle, the physical therapy treatment administered for sports injuries helps to:

  • Decrease Pain
  • Increase function by restoring your physical abilities
  • Prevent further injuries

A SportsMed Physical Therapy physical therapist will always start by asking you questions designed to help figure out the scope of the problem, everything from your lifestyle to medical history. Most physical therapy sessions last about an hour, although the time can vary. The total number of sessions will depend on the particular circumstances of your sports injury. Some patients need only a few sessions, while others may require months
of therapy.

Sports Therapy: Education and Exercise

Physical therapy treatment for sports injuries is the best option for athletes who wish to return to their normal sports activities soon. SportsMed Physical Therapy physical therapists will also give tips on preventing further injuries.

Following the right physical therapy should not only enable you to feel better faster, but also stay pain-free following your recovery. Call SportsMed Physical Therapy if you experience any of the following conditions:

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Stress Fracture
  • Muscle / Ligament Sprain / Strain
  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL / PCL Tear
  • MCL / LCL Sprain / Strain
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splits