Sports Injury and Physical Therapy
Sports injuries usually occur due to the overuse and repeated stress that is placed on the muscle during physical activity. For example:
- Tennis players commonly complain of pain in the elbow known as tennis elbow
- Runners experience pain in their shin and knee, known as runner’s knee. Runners also complain of injuries in their legs, neck and various other muscles.
- Baseball players have pain in their shoulders
Some people need surgery to fix the above injuries, which generally takes longer to heal . However, surgical operation is not the only option, physical therapy is an effective alternative for effective rehabilitation of injuries. At Fusion Physical Therapy, we have experienced physical therapists who use their training and expertise to provide therapy to help recover from sports injuries effectively.
Common Sport Injuries
Below are a list of a few common sports injuries that the trained physical therapists at Fusion Physical therapy can treat:
- Runner’s knee
- Pulled muscle – it’s common to those who don’t do proper warm ups
- Tennis elbow
- Ankle sprain
- Shin splints
- Shoulder impingement
- Achilles tendinitis
Most people are used to RICE treatment for the above injuries, which stands for: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. However, at Fusion Physical Therapy, our trained therapists go beyond this and work with you to create a personalized treatment program that is best suited to meet your therapy needs.
By knowing the causes of these injuries, you can be in a position to prevent them from happening. Here are some of the common causes of sports injuries.
Causes of Sports Injuries
- Poor training
- Lack of conditioning
- Repeated heavy exercises
- Inadequate warm up
- Using wrong sporting gears
How We Help You
To deal with sport injuries, it is important to seek a physical therapist who will guide you on the Do’s and Don’ts. The physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy will help you rebuild your strength, range of motion and mobility of your body parts after any type of injury.
The experienced physical therapists at Fusion Physical Therapy are trained to teach you the stretches, techniques, and exercises that will help you recover. The treatment plan will be created after completing a thorough diagnosis of the inflexibility and weakness of your muscles that usually cause injuries. Book an appointment with us today!