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Sports Injuries

Sports Injury Treatment

The term sports injury refers to the kinds of injuries that most commonly occur during sports or exercise. Some sports injuries result from accidents; others are due to poor training practices, improper equipment, lack of conditioning, or insufficient warmup and stretching. Although virtually any part of your body can be injured during sports or exercise, the term is usually reserved for injuries that involve the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, bones, and associated tissues like cartilage. The most commonly reported joint injury is the knee. Other common injuries include the ankle, shoulder, achilles tendon, shin splints, compartment syndrome and dislocated joints. Severe injuries should be evaluated by your primary care provider or at the emergency room of your local hospital. Depending on the severity of the injury your primary care provider may refer you to a Physical Therapist or an Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Sports therapy also includes education. Every athlete should be aware of the potential strain that sports can put on their bodies. Parents, coaches, and athletes can all benefit from learning about preventative measures, acute injury care, and post-rehab conditioning.

Sports Therapy

At Capstone Physical Therapy we offer comprehensive rehabilitation focused on returning you to your sport or activity. Sports Therapy is a specialized part of physical therapy that focuses on athletic performance. You do not need to be hurt to seek sports therapy. A sports therapy program can enhance your performance. Many professional athletes regularly visit a sports therapist to assess their risk of injury and prevent future problems. We will perform a detailed evaluation and assessment to determine your individual program. The evaluation includes a full biomechanical analysis of your sport performance, linking it to the entire body. Treatment plans will focus on returning you to your activity. Treatment may include manual therapy, stretching, strengthening and sport specific retraining. The athletes we treat are active partners in their rehabilitation.

Sports Injury Treatment