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Relief for common sports injuries — how does physical therapy help?

November 4th, 2019
Relief for Common Sports Injuries

While they can be highly enjoyable and a great form of exercise, many athletic pursuits can be a common source of injury. From playing tennis to basketball or even just going for a run every morning, the repetitive motions and quick movements that accompany sports can put a high degree of stress and strain on our joints. 

These conditions are what lead to injuries such as sprained ankles and knees, hip bursitis, strained lower back muscles, tennis elbow and other common sports injuries. If you have pain and symptoms that don’t improve in a short period of time — a few days to a week at the most — it may be time to seek treatment. As experts in the form and functioning of the body, physical therapists have a unique set of skills to help people of all backgrounds find relief from sports-related injuries. 

Please take a moment to read over this quick and informative guide. If you have any questions or want a better understanding of the available treatment options, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. 

Specific ways therapists help relieve common sports injuries

After your therapist reviews your medical history, discusses symptoms with you and performs a physical examination, you and your therapist can work together to design a treatment plan that works for your condition, lifestyle and treatment goals. Here is how a physical therapy and sports rehabilitation program can help your injury:

  • Learn proper mechanics to minimize stress on the body
  • Improve posture to evenly distribute weight and pressure
  • Strengthen core muscles and other supporting musculature for better stability 
  • Increase range of motion and mobility
  • Break up injured bundles of soft tissue and increase circulation to promote the natural healing process

Additionally, your therapist can help provide instruction on healthy lifestyle factors and at-home treatments that can have a positive effect on your overall health while decreasing the risk of reinjury. 

The sports injury experts at Rehab Access

Our caring experts have helped many athletes of all backgrounds and ability levels get back to their favorite sports and activities. When you come to us for relief from any common sports injuries, we’ll work with you to get you back into action as quickly and safely as possible. We understand that no two patients and injuries are alike, which is why we value individualized treatment plans. 

To schedule your initial appointment and start your journey toward relief, contact us today.