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Sports injury treatment at Rehab Access Physical Therapy

October 2nd, 2020
Sports Injury Rehab

Sports injuries are common when you are participating in competitions, training exercises or fitness activities. Poor training techniques, not enough warmup and lack of conditioning are just a few of the causes of sports injuries.

Some of the most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, swollen muscles, fractures and dislocations. Injuries range in severity. Some are mild and you can recover from them quickly. Others are more intense and require professional treatment.

Sports injuries must be taken seriously and given the best treatment available to help ensure that you recover correctly and at a good pace.

Recovering from sports injuries with physical therapy

Physical therapists are licensed health care professionals who specialize in helping injured athletes rebuild strength and movement in their bodies. Physical therapists can also help patients manage pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring issues. 

To begin, physical therapists need to understand the severity of your injury before a treatment plan can be put together. First, they will examine your condition to determine if you are weak or have inflexible muscles in the body due to the injury. At Rehab Access, our patients play a wide range of sports, so our staff stays up to date on the latest treatment techniques.

Sports injury treatment options at Rehab Access

Treatments for sports injuries vary depending on the cause and severity of your injury. Often, our treatments include:

  • Therapeutic exercises — Your physical therapist can guide you through gentle and safe exercises and stretches to help rehabilitate your damaged or injured muscles. Plus, improved strength and flexibility helps reduce pain and reduces stress on your joints.
  • Manual therapy — Your physical therapist can use their hands to perform manual therapy methods like joint mobilization or soft tissue mobilization. These methods can help reduce pain, improve your range of motion and break up scar tissue.
  • Posture guidance — Poor posture can exacerbate an injury, causing the recovery progress to slow down and the pain to grow worse. Your physical therapist can help you correct your posture to help improve the quality of your recovery.
  • Patient education — Your physical therapist can show you how to use assistive devices safely, such as crutches or a walker. They can also give other advice about nutrition and safety that can help you get through your recovery.

Visit Rehab Access for sports injury treatment

Are you an athlete who has recently been injured? Our team at Rehab Access is here to help you get back in the game. We can examine your condition to identify your treatment needs and develop a personalized recovery program just for you. Contact our team today for more information about sports injury treatment or to schedule an initial appointment.