Have a Sports Injury?Physical Therapy Can Get You Back In The Game Faster
Our highly trained staff at Joint Effort has worked with athletes on ALL levels including Olympic, professional, semi-pro, collegiate, high school, club, and all younger ages as well. Whether you’re a professional or a weekend warrior, it’s critical to keep safe when engaging in sports if you don’t want to get Sports Injuries.
A sports injury is defined as any injury sustained while participating in physical exercise. If you’ve recently sustained a sprain, strain, broken a bone, or any other injury on the field/court, Joint Effort Physical Therapy will get you off the bench and back into the game!
You aren’t just sitting around waiting for your ailment to recover with the help of one of our dedicated Colorado Springs, CO physical therapists. You’ll be able to return to your favorite sport sooner, and you’ll be less likely to injure yourself again.
Make an appointment at Joint Effort Physical Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO if you’re recovering from a sports injury that is causing you pain or keeping you from performing at your highest level. Our physical therapists are trained professionals who will have you feeling your best in no time at all!
Why is physical therapy critical for sports injury recovery?
The word “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any kind of injury that occurs during physical activity. One of the best things you can do in the event of a sports injury is to treat it as soon as possible.
If you’re lifting heavyweights in the gym, running in the wrong shoes, throwing a ball too hard, or rolling your ankles on the soccer field, our Colorado Springs physical therapy practice will be able to help relieve your pain and teach you how to prevent future injuries from occurring.
Your treatment plan and recovery time can differ depending on the severity of the injury, your medical history, and whether or not the injury necessitates surgery.
The benefits of physical therapy for sports injuries
Our physical therapists are movement experts. They will assist you in reaching your goals. After conducting a comprehensive assessment of your condition, they will prescribe an individualized treatment plan based on your personal needs to help you get back in the game as quickly as possible!
Your recovery plan may include analysis of your sport-specific skills for any dysfunction, manual therapy, stretching to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to improve the affected area and surrounding areas to improve your range of motion and reduce scar tissue.
Your physical therapist at Joint Effort Physical Therapy will perform a series of tests and ask you questions about your medical history, symptoms, and fitness goals. Any diagnostic tests you’ve received, such as x-rays, MRIs, or ultrasounds, will also be reviewed. Or if testing has not been ordered yet, your physical therapist may order them.
The essence of your injury, fitness level, and lifestyle will also be taken into account when your treatment plan is developed.
All of these steps are taken to help you heal and prevent more injuries from occurring in the future after a sports injury.
What kinds of sports injuries can PT help?
Just because you’re exercising (which is super healthy!) doesn’t mean you’re exempt from injuries! Many different injuries can occur while performing the athletic activity.
However, the most common forms of sports injury include:
Medial tibial stress syndrome is the medical term for shin splints. Usually, this pain is caused by tension exerted on the shinbone and the underlying connective tissues.
Shin splints are painful and frequently debilitating, but by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening the muscles of the heart and leg, you can prevent them.
Your knee is the most intricate joint in your body, and it is also one of the most commonly damaged.
Knee ailments can range from subtle sensations that stretch from your hip to your knee to more catastrophic problems such as an ACL rupture.
When a ligament linking one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits, a sprain occurs. When it happens one time, it’s more likely to happen again.
Strain or “pulled muscle”
A strain is also known as a “pulled muscle,” and it occurs when a tendon that connects the muscle to the bone extends the muscle beyond its limits. The tendon is more likely to be strained again after it has been overstretched.
Are you eager to get back to your sport? Let Joint Effort Physical Therapy help you!
Look, we understand how much you like being on the field or court. Sports do so much to enhance a person’s wellbeing! That’s why we will prioritize your performance, rehabilitation, and comfort here at Joint Effort Physical Therapy. Click here to set up an appointment; we’ll get you back to your favorite sport as soon as possible!