Unfortunately, sports injuries do happen, even to the most conditioned and seasoned athletes. Physical therapy after a sports injury depends on the severity and mechanism of the injury. Therapy is specific to each injury in order to promote effective and efficient healing. Each athlete that seeks treatment will have a customized program. This allows for maximum potential for healing of the injury and maintaining pre-injury sport performance levels.
Injuries heal at different rates. Following the treatment plan laid out by the physical therapist is essential for returning to previous sport involvement.
Sports injury physical therapy options include:
- Manual Therapy
- Modalities – ice, heat, ultrasound, electric stimulation
- Customized exercise regimen
- Stretching and flexibility
- Dry Needling
- Alter G