Sports Physical Therapy

What is it?

At SportsCare, our Physical Therapists work with athletes of all ages, abilities and competitive levels. Sports Physical Therapy describes the rehabilitation of acute, chronic or repetitive athletic injuries, as well as preventing future injuries and helping athletes achieve their sports performance goals. Taking into account the tasks and demands of your athletic activity, SportsCare Physical Therapists assess your mobility, strength, balance, and coordination. If needed, they may evaluate your ability to pass a sport-specific test indicating your safety and preparedness for return to play.

sports injuryCommon Sports Injuries:

Sports Physical Therapy helps athletes recover from acute, chronic, and repetitive injuries caused by numerous sports or athletic activities including but not limited to:

  • Ligament sprains or tears (commonly ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, or MPFL)
  • Tendonitis (commonly achilles, patellar, bicipital, and rotator cuff)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle strains
  • Labrum tear of shoulder or hip
  • Meniscus tear
  • Chondromalacia (patellofemoral knee pain)
  • Shin splints
  • Fractures
  • Bone bruise
  • Sports Hernia
  • Pre/post surgical injury resulting from sports injuries

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Improved Sports Performance:

SportsCare Physical Therapists help athletes achieve their sports performance goals:

  • Training to increase speed, endurance and strength
  • Improvement of balance and agility
  • Improvement of range of motion and flexibility
  • Progressive, individualized performance training plan
  • Sports-specific conditioning
  • Sport reintegration
  • Education for injury prevention

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Sports Physical Therapy is not only needed for injured athletes, but also aids in achieving top performance and sports injury prevention:

Basketball is the sport with the highest number of injuries each year with almost 500,000 injuries annually.

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