PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR SPORTS INJURIES
We are Physical Therapy Clinic dedicated to Sports Physical Therapy
A growing number of population is engaging in sports and recreational activities, which also means more and more people are getting injured while trying to be active. A lot of these injuries are noticed during or after physical activity. Only a small percentage, require a visit to the Emergency department, while the majority can be treated with outpatient physical therapy services.
An injury may be acute enough to require immediate care or treatment or it may have developed over time due to repetitive activity or existing muscle imbalance.
An improper landing mechanics, cause overload of ankle and knee joint which can result in ankle sprain or patellofemoral disorders.
Incorrect throwing mechanics, from muscle weakness or improper muscle activation, can result in rotator cuff overuse causing rotator cuff tendonitis or tear or impingement syndrome. It can even effect the speed and accuracy of your throw/pitch.
Poor core muscle strength, trunk stiffness/ lack of rotation, weak/tight hip muscles and lack of hip/pelvis dissociation can change the mechanics of a swing in baseball or golf, resulting in low back/hip pain/shoulder pain, and make you susceptible to further muscle strains and sprains.
Impact based injuries can result in trauma at the neck, shoulder, low back, hips, knee and ankle/foot causing muscle strains, ligament injuries and fractures.
Poor balance, Lack of motor control and decrease mobility in the hip/foot in dancers, can cause tendinitis in the hip, knee and/or ankle due to overload.
Scapular instability, inhibited deep muscles and improper breathing can affect biomechanics of shoulder and hip in swimming and other overhead sporting activities.
Common sports injuries we treat
Rotator Cuff tears
Impingement syndrome/bursitis of the shoulder and hip
Gluteus Medius tendinitis
Low back pain
Knee ligament injuries (ACL, PCL. MCL. LCL, Meniscus)
How we can help you
Here at Physis PT and Rehab our clinicians will provide a comprehensive evaluation, assessing your biomechanics, evaluating your functional movements and determining the cause of the injury. An individualized rehabilitation plan is established to correct dysfunctional movement patterns, restore muscle balance and train the athlete through sport specific activity to regain strength and stability to return to the sport of choice. The focus is on rehabilitation as well as prevention of future injuries.