Sports Specific Therapy: CrossFit, Running, Golfing
Whether you’re a Crossfit Athlete, Pilates/Barre member, Yoga Enthusiast, Avid Runner, or Weekend Warrior, sports injuries are a fact of life. A twisted ankle or an aching back can usually be treated at home. But for those breaks and tears that call for immediate medical attention, or those pains that just aren’t going away, physical therapy and sports rehab are often a critical part of the healing process.
Common Sports Injuries
Whether it’s an immediate, dramatic break or damage that accumulates over time, sports can do some serious damage. The workout-related problems we frequently treat include:
Repetitive stress conditions. Arthritis and tendonitis often stem from sports moves like swinging a racket or throwing a ball. Joints and muscles can become inflamed in vulnerable areas, including shoulders, elbows, hips, ankles, knees, wrist and hands.
Torn tendons and ligaments. Those dramatic jumps, twists and stretches can result in equally dramatic “snapped” tissues, especially in the knees, shoulders, groin, wrist and hands. Surgery followed by physical therapy is often the prescription.
Strained back. Sometimes that sore lower back pain just won’t go away with basic home care. In such cases, we’ll work with you to rebuild strength and flexibility.
Fractures and breaks. When you have a bone injury during a game or workout, a trip to the emergency room usually results in a cast to promote healing. But as your bone is recovering, the muscles around it are weakening. Physical Therapy helps to strengthen the affected area following a fracture.
Sports Physical Therapy
Some sports injuries require surgery or other medical procedures as the first line of defense. In fact, postoperative therapy is key for transitioning back to normalcy. Similarly, when your injury requires a cast or some form of bracing, our physical therapists will help you rebound from the diminished strength and range of movement that happens while the limb is out of commission.
Sports Injury Prevention/SFMA Mobility Assessment
Athletes know that the best way to avoid injury or re-injury is to build up strength and flexibility. Working out at the gym is great, but our physical therapist will thoroughly assess your mobility through a detailed Mobility Assessment (SFMA) that reviews all regions of your body, from head to toe, to determine the mobility issues that may be holding you back and have contributed to your injury or may be the source of future injury. Your therapist will guide you through specific sports rehab moves that help you avoid future injuries based on your sport and your specific build. We’ll also talk you through strategies you can implement when you’re back on the field or back in the gym.
Get “Back on Track” ASAP
Don’t wait to begin your sports injury recovery or prevention program. Our dedicated physical therapist is trained in the specific art of dealing with sports injuries, and will have you back to fighting form in no time!
Contact us to schedule an appointment to get back to the sport you love as soon as possible. We are conveniently located in Avon CT, close to the Simsbury, Canton, and West Hartford CT line.