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Sports medicine is not just for professional athletes. Whether you are a weekend warrior or sprained your ankle playing pick-up basketball, sports medicine physical therapy may be appropriate. Sports medicine physical therapists are trained in rehabilitating sports injuries and can help prevent injuries from developing in the future.

What Can Sports Medicine Treat?

There are many different sports injuries, but some of the most common include the following:

  • Ligament sprains such as at the ankle or ACL in the knee
  • Muscle strains
  • Concussions
  • Tendon injuries such as tennis elbow or Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shoulder injuries with overhead athletes
  • Fractures

What to Expect with Sports Medicine Treatment?

Exercises are a key component of most sports medicine treatments. Our physical therapists will customize a treatment plan to target your specific injury, though most treatment plans will include a combination of:

  • Stretches and self-mobilizations techniques to improve range of motion and gain flexibility
  • Strengthening and endurance exercises to support an injured area
  • Balance training to increase stability
  • Agility and sport-specific training to facilitate return to sport
  • Manual therapy as needed to improve range of motion and reduce symptoms

Sports medicine can also be used to help prevent an injury from occurring. Our therapists are trained in assessing athletes for any weakness or flexibility deficits and training errors that may potentially lead to an injury down the road. A customized plan will be created to address any issues and minimize the risk of injuries.

Contact Breakthru Physical Therapy + Fitness today for sports medicine or an injury prevention screen, or schedule and appointment here.

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