Sports Medicine

Athletes, regardless of the sport and the level of play, want to stay healthy and excel in their chosen areas. Prevention and proper exercise are a major component of enjoying your sport and being able to participate at the level or duration of your activity. Oftentimes, this is interrupted by injury or dysfunction that sidelines your goals and activities. It is critical to find a rehab team that understands your activities or sports and the demands your body will face to achieve your goals or to return to the activity level you desire. Many factors can be involved in prevention and treatment of athletic injuries or dysfunctions.

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Sports Medicine

What are the causes?

Some of the common causes of injury and dysfunction athletes will encounter are as follows:

  • Overuse or overtraining
  • Injury
  • Muscle strength imbalances
  • Mechanical dysfunctions
  • Decreased joint range of motion and mobility
  • Poor flexibility
  • Hypermobility
  • Poor cardiovascular endurance
  • Incorrect body mechanics
  • Muscle weakness
  • Proprioceptive and balance deficits
What are the symptoms?

As an athlete, you have to learn to listen to your body.  Sometimes the signals that you receive are very obvious due to the pain or disability, yet others are not and these can develop into significant issues over time.  Prevention through proper training is the key to avoid many injuries.  However, even the best laid plans sometimes are altered by injuries during competition. Having professionals that understand sports specific training and prevention, along with rehab to return to sports are essential- this is exactly what our team can offer you.  If you notice any of these symptoms, contact our team to discuss options for treatment:

  • Joint Pain
  • Weakness
  • Altered joint mechanics with your activity/sports
  • Fatigue
  • Joint stiffness
  • Poor Balance
  • Generalized Pain
  • Diminished performance
  • Soreness

Common diagnoses that an athlete may incur during athletic participation are as follows: 

  • ACL tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Tendon rupture
  • Ankle sprains
  • Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow
  • Concussions
  • AC separation
  • Fractures/broken bones
  • Low back pain 
  • Cartilage/meniscus tear
  • Planter fasciitis
  • Patella/kneecap dysfunctions
  • Labrum injuries in the shoulder and hip
  • Joint dislocations
What can I expect in PT?

Our team of therapists and trainers will meet with you to determine your goals.  It is important for us to understand your needs and combine this with healing restraints or timing of your sport’s season to develop a program that suits your expectations.  Whether your goals are prevention or treatment, the initial evaluation will include your past medical history, mechanism of injury and if applicable, surgical procedure. You will receive a thorough musculoskeletal examination that includes movement analysis, balance and proprioceptive abilities, strength and flexibility tests.  

Why should I choose you for physical therapy?

Our team of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers have years of experience to provide you with the optimum care and return to performance. This experience includes prevention and treatment, both on and off the field, for athletes ranging from high school to professional sports programs. Our team’s expertise provides rehabilitation programs and sports specific training to return you to what you love doing at a level that you expect.

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