Get Relief for Your Sports Injury and Get Back in the Game!
Did you roll your ankle playing pickup basketball? Has your shoulder started interfering with your ability to play sports? You may be dealing with sports injuries that are getting in the way of your enjoyment of the game.
Thankfully, at Forward Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are experts at treating sports injuries, and we can help get you back and keep you in the game!
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there is an average estimate of 8.6 million sports and recreation-related injury episodes each year. Most sport-related injuries are due to overuse injuries and acute traumas.
Whatever age you are or level of physical ability you may have, physical therapy can help you enhance the healing process of a sports injury. With our sports injury rehabilitation programs, you will be able to get back to doing the activities you love in no time.
What are the most common sports injuries?
Sports injury is a term that can describe any injury sustained while exercising or performing athletic activity. The two most common ways in which sports injuries can occur are:
- Acute trauma: A sudden event such as a football player colliding with another, or a non-contact injury like a sudden change in direction or an awkward landing.
- Repetitive/overuse injuries: Chronic issues that start from faulty throwing techniques, improper grip on a tennis racquet, or running in ill-fitted shoes.
Simply put, anything that results in pain while performing physical activity can be considered a sports injury.
Acute injuries are caused by a single specific incident, such as:
- Sprains: injuries to ligaments
- Strains: injuries to muscles
- Fractures: injuries to bones
- Tears: injuries to any soft tissue, including muscle, tendon, ligament, and cartilage
Some examples of overuse injuries include:
- Shin splints
- Tennis elbow
- Runner’s knee
Whether you rolled your ankle on the soccer field, swung your bat too aggressively on the baseball diamond, or strained your back while hiking your favorite trail, Forward Physical Therapy can help you find relief!
How physical therapy can help
Your treatment plan will be dependent upon the nature of your injury, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention. If you’ve sustained a sports injury, rehabilitation should start immediately to ensure the fastest recovery possible.
We will start with an injury evaluation and a biomechanical assessment to identify all the factors contributing to your injury. Our physical therapists are experts in sports rehab. They will conduct a thorough assessment to determine the injury’s severity and identify any other weaknesses or limitations that may affect your recovery.
In addition, we will conduct a thorough history to understand more about your training schedule, the demands on your body, and your overall health status. We will use this information to develop a comprehensive program that includes targeted manual techniques, mobility work, strengthening, and appropriate pain relief techniques.
Next, your therapist will create a targeted, individualized care plan to promote accelerated recovery and future injury prevention. We will incorporate sport-specific treatments with a “return to sport” progression to assist you in a safe return to training and competition.
Each therapy program will include injury prevention strategies that focus on progressing your strength and dynamic stability to restore your function and prevent injuries. We will also incorporate balance and coordination exercises to stimulate the nervous system and help you change directions and land correctly to avoid a future injury.
The overall goals of physical therapy are a safe return to training/competition and minimizing re-injury upon your return to the sport you love!
Contact us today!
Physical therapy has been proven to treat both acute and chronic sports injuries successfully. At Forward Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will help you get started on the right track toward returning to the sport you love!
If you are an athlete suffering from a sports-related injury, don’t waste any more time on the sidelines. Take your recovery to the next level with our physical therapy team!
Your Next Steps…
Request An Appointment
Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!