Healing your injury or sports injury with Physical Therapy.
Updated: Feb 1
Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy can help you get back in the game or back to your activity.
You don’t have to be a professional or even an amateur athlete to suffer a sports injury. In fact, many times, those most susceptible to sports injuries are people who have just started exercising or participate on a recreational level.
Sustaining a sports-related injury can be very disappointing. Fortunately, Athletic Advantage Physical Therapy can help you get back in the game as quickly as possible!
Top-rated physical therapists and technicians:
Our physical therapists take the time to talk to each new patient with a thorough assessment including a full review of your referring physician’s prescription and direct feedback from you regarding your concerns.
Depending on your specific needs, your therapy could include:
Therapeutic activities to promote balance, coordination and agility
Flexibility and strengthening exercises
Low level laser therapy
How to identify your sports injury:
You might have an injury that does not have a name. You could experience pain in your knee without having any actual structural damage to the knee. However, there are many injuries that can be categorized and given specific names. A few of the most common are listed below.
Sprains. A sprain occurs when the connective tissue that joins the end of the bone with another is stretched or torn. Those connective tissues are known as ligaments. Ankles, knees, and wrists are most vulnerable to sprains. However, back, neck, and shoulder sprains are also common.
Strains. A strain occurs when a muscle or tendon is pulled, torn, or twisted. Strains are non-contact injuries, such as those that occur from overstretching. A common example of a strain is a muscle spasm. A back or neck strain is a very common injury treated in physical therapy.
Knee injuries. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is the most commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5 million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the kneecap at the front side of the knee), iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee), and tendonitis. Severe knee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments.
Shin splints. Shin splints occur when there is pain along the large bone in the front of the lower leg, known as the tibia or shin bone. Shin splints most commonly occur in runners, especially those who are just starting a running program. This is usually due to poor alignment of the body, or weakness in the leg muscles.
Physical therapy helps you heal faster and feel better:
Our physical therapists are highly trained and well experienced in the field. We know sports injuries inside and out. We can help you identify and find relief from your sports injury and help you prevent them in the future.
Please don’t hesitate to give us a call and set up an appointment today!