Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Our physical therapists in Amelia and Blackstone specialize in sports rehabilitation to help athletes of all ages, levels, and abilities heal and recover from sports-related injuries quickly and effectively. From addressing old injuries to treating recent and new injuries, our team of dedicated, highly trained, and experienced sports therapists are well-equipped to help you get back to doing what you love most. If you are ready to get on the path to optimal sports injury recovery, then get in touch with us today to arrange your appointment. Keep reading to learn more about our sports rehab therapy.
Benefits of Sports Injury Rehab
Increases healing and recovery times
Encourages more effective healing from sports injuries
Increases range of motion and flexibility
Prevents secondary injuries from occurring
Reduces the risk of re-injury
Helps to restore the full capabilities of joint and muscle function
Improves movement and function
Helps to strengthen and restore damaged tissues
At Amelia Physical Therapy, we take a personalized approach to your care so that we may provide you with exceptional sports rehabilitation therapies that are designed for your specific needs and goals. Additionally, our comprehensive approach is geared toward helping you make the most effective recovery so you can get back to your activities quickly. But what, exactly, is sports rehab?
What Is Sports Rehab Therapy?
Sports rehab is a specialized approach to treating athletes who have suffered an injury through rehabilitative care. Unlike traditional physical therapy, our sports-specific programs address specific injuries and symptoms that are delivered at an efficient pace and in the right order. Your well-rounded treatment plan is designed by sports therapists who have a keen understanding of the body, bio-mechanics, and sports-specific injuries for optimal healing and recovery. The goal of sports therapy is to rehabilitate injuries and prevent future injuries from occurring to help athletes of all abilities perform at optimum levels.
What Can I Expect During Sports Rehab Treatment?
As we mentioned, we tailor our treatment plans on a patient-by-patient basis that is specific to the unique needs of the patient. When you visit Amelia Physical Therapy, you will partner with a sports therapist who will determine an effective treatment plan for you. Here are the initial steps we take when you begin a sports rehab program:
Your therapist will conduct a comprehensive physical and injury assessment to explore the cause and symptoms of your injury. We will also review your health history, learn about your lifestyle, and listen to your personal goals and objectives to inform your treatment.
You will undergo various tests to help your therapist determine the level of dysfunction you are experiencing in your muscles, joints, bones, and other tissues of the injured area.
Once we have formed a diagnosis, we can create a personalized treatment plan that takes into account all of the factors mentioned above.
What Does a Sports Rehab Program Include?
We have found that a comprehensive approach is highly effective in sports injury rehabilitation. That being said, your treatment plan may include the following therapies:
Exercises to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, strengthen tissues, restore balance, and prevent secondary or future injuries.
Passive and active stretching techniques to encourage better circulation and flexibility, and increase range of motion.
Soft tissue and joint mobilization to encourage efficient healing, movement, and function.
Manual manipulation of muscles, joints, and tissues to relieve pain and discomfort, and to realign tissues for improved function and mobility.
Massage therapy to release tightness and tension in the soft tissues to encourage the body’s natural healing abilities and assist in pain relief and recovery.
Types of Sports-Injuries We Treat
Our specialized sports therapists can treat a full range of sports, exercise, and athletic injuries, as well as orthopedic injuries and musculoskeletal issues, including:
Neck and back pain
Lower back injuries
Hand and arm injuries
Knee and leg injuries
Foot and ankle injuries
Finger and toe injuries
Hip and pelvic injuries
Repetitive motion injuries
And so much more