Top athletes often make what they do look very easy, but if you have ever even competed casually in sports, then you know it is anything but easy. Sports are fun and we all love to get out and compete and enjoy some activity, but unfortunately, all too often sports come with injuries. It’s not just contact sports either, any sport has its risks. Overused muscles, or joints exposed to repetitive motion are at risk of injury even if there is no contact or impact involved. For example, a weightlifter can easily become injured by squatting or lifting from a slightly off center position.
Pain from overuse or sports injury can be treated through physical therapy.
Sports are wonderful for keeping people active and healthy, but you want to try to avoid injuries as much as possible. When injuries do occur, the best treatments are those that are non-invasive, don’t involve prescription drugs and get you back in the game as quickly as possible.
Sports Injuries and Physical Therapy
Sports injuries can range from mild to extreme and encompass everything from an overuse issue to torn muscles and broken bones. Regardless of the type of injury or where you are at in your recovery, a physical therapist will be able to help you with a customized personal treatment plan that can serve as your road map back to a healthy body.
Physical therapy can sometimes be used to help avoid surgery by rebuilding strength and support for a weakened area. If surgery is necessary, physical therapy can help you recover quicker and stronger.
For a healthy athlete, physical therapy can give you an advantage in both strength and speed training. Not to mention, a physical therapist can consider your particular sport and the stressors that it puts on your body. They can design an exercise program for you that will allow you to train in a way that strengthens your body and helps to protect you from the more common injuries in your specific sport.
If you are an athlete on any level of sport and need a physical therapist to help you train correctly, prevent injury or recover from surgery, contact RX Rehab Physical Therapy and schedule a consultation now.