Sports Rehab Physical Therapy

Sports physical therapy differs from every day injuries as athletes regularly have high demand on their bodies. For professional athletes, it is especially important that they have as little downtime as possible when injured.

Sports therapists have a strong background in orthopedics (therapy involving the musculoskeletal system) and work with athletes of all levels as well as the average active citizen.

Even if you’re a weekend warrior, you can benefit from physical therapy to avoid injury and recover should an accident occur.

Common Sports Injuries

Sports can be a fun pastime, or a high-demand career. While we love to play sports, they can also be dangerous. The same goes for exercise in general—it’s good for you, but all you have to do is move the wrong way and you’re looking at a twisted ankle or worse. Think about joints and areas of your body that work the hardest to keep you moving—that is where you’ll likely experience a sports injury.

  • Shoulder:
    Tears in the rotator cuff are a common shoulder complaint. A stiff joint limiting mobility is called a “frozen” shoulder and is equally problematic.
  • Elbow:
    The elbow experiences the famous injury dubbed “tennis elbow,” involving a pain in the joint that makes it difficult to grip properly. The elbow can also experience fractures and nerve damage. It is important to receive treatment immediately, as elbows are a prime candidate for injury reoccurrence.
  • Wrist:
    Sports using the wrist such as basketball make you susceptible to injury. Sprains, tendonitis and even arthritis and carpal tunnel can occur. It is best to receive regular treatment to catch these before they happen.
  • Hip:
    Your hips can become inflamed and experience muscle strains. This generally happens from overuse since the hip is a part of our core.
  • Knee:
    Knee pain is a common complaint in the sports industry. No matter what you’re doing, you’re using your knees. They are susceptible to many injuries including cartilage and ligament, dislocation and even arthritis. Catch the cause fast so it does not becoming a recurring issue.
  • Ankle:
    Who hasn’t sprained their ankle? Whether you’re running and jumping for a sport, exercise or just to get to the bus, ankles can twist in a second and affect your movement for the rest of the day.
  • Back:
    The most common complaint in the physical therapy world in general, back pain is a large portion of what sports physical therapists treat. Overuse, insufficient stretching and other trauma can not only cause pain, but long-term conditions such as spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. These are conditions that result in the defect or slippage of the vertebra.
    Back injuries are seen often in sports that hyperextend the spine, such as gymnastics.

We’re all Active

Everyone is active in some way throughout their day. You don’t have to be a pro athlete or even a sports fan to benefit from sports rehab physical therapy.

Even the most sedentary of lifestyles can incur injury. For example, if you work a desk job and have trouble finding the time for exercise, you can experience weight gain and back pain. Through physical therapy, Advanced Physical Therapy can help you get active in a way that doesn’t result in pain and helps you shed those extra pounds. You’ll have even more energy to put into that promotion earning!

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