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Sports Injury and Physical Therapy

Sports Injury and Physical TherapySports 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
  • Fatigue
  • Overuse

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!

Sports Therapy

Sports InjuryAlthough athletics and general running done by most avid runners are great for the overall wellbeing, sometimes they get injuries in their practices and competitions. This is where you need quick sports therapy done so as you can continue with your activities.

Sometimes the sports injury is complex calling for qualified physical therapists to handle it. At such a point, you need Fusion Physical Therapy to make sure you are back to your sports again.

Our certified physical therapists are dedicated to minimize your discomfort, maximize your performance, and get you back into the game.

What is Sports Therapy?

It is a branch of physical therapy/medicine which focuses on the injuries that are associated with sports especially athletics. Some of the parts of the body that are vulnerable to sport injuries are legs, hands, knees, fingers, and their joints.

Common sports injuries can be handled easily by general practitioners but severe or chronic injuries require trained physical therapists. At Fusion Physical Therapy, we are well stocked with such specialists to ensure your full physical potential is restored. So what causes sports injuries?

Causes of Sports Injuries

By analyzing the cause and the nature of the sports injury, our physical therapists determine the treatment method to use for your wellbeing. Fortunately, we have the equipment and expertise needed to effectively deal with injuries. Most of the sports injuries are caused when:

  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Jogging
  • Falling like in rugby

Common Sports Injuries

The joints and ligaments are the common spots likely to be injured and may cause a lot of pain that needs a specialist to diagnose. The following injuries are common:

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage
  • Knee injuries
  • Concussions
  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Severe and simple fractures

Another condition that has become popular is osteoarthritis caused by low calcium in the body and prolonged & repeated physical activities like running in a marathon.

How We Help You

At Fusion Physical Therapy, our expert physical therapists work closely with you so as to come up with a treatment plan that eliminates any discomfort and facilitates your recovery. They use hydrotherapy and other treatment techniques to ensure you are pain-free. They also educate you on the exercises to do and not to do to avoid sports injuries. Contact us today and your appointment will be scheduled immediately.