From casual jogging to competitive organized sports, nearly all athletic
endeavors carry a certain risk of injury. Sports injuries such as muscle
strains, ligament tears, and dislocations have caused numerous athletes
to be sidelined for games, full seasons, or in serious cases, entire careers.
When sports injuries occur, many physicians refer athletes to physical
therapists for rehabilitation to help them get back to the sports they
love. But why is this the case?
While many people erroneously assume that
physical therapy is reserved only for hardcore athletes or elderly people recovering from
hip replacement surgery, the truth is that physical therapy is prescribed
to millions of people with sports injuries due to its proven benefits
and more cost-effective nature than invasive surgeries. By adhering to
a custom-tailored combination of stretches, exercises, and techniques
as prescribed by a trained physical therapist, injured athletes can target
and strengthen the muscles in and around their injured areas, restoring
their range of motion and greatly reducing recovery time. Furthermore,
physical therapy can help patients develop methods to prevent the same
injury from reoccurring in the future.
What Types of Sports Injuries Can be Helped by Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy can prove to be an attractive treatment option for a wide
range of sports-related ailments, either as a means of post-surgery rehabilitation
or as a means of exhausting all treatment options before resorting to
surgery. Depending on the specific injury, treatment will likely involve
a combination of
strength and conditioning exercises,
massage therapy, and
Red Cord therapy.
Physical therapy can help boost recovery from a wide range of injuries,
- Ankle sprains
- Groin pulls
- Hamstring strains
- Shin splints
- ACL tears
- Knee meniscus tears
- Tennis elbow
- Tommy John surgery
Suffered a Sports Injury? Contact ProFysio Physical Therapy
If you have been sidelined from athletic activities due to a sports injury,
the fellowship trained Monmouth county physical therapists at ProFysio
Physical Therapy can help you rebuild your strength and get you on track
toward a return to the sport you love. With state-of-the art equipment
and individualized care given to every patient, we can help you regain
your mobility and improve your quality of life. Best of all, we accept
most major insurance plans.
Get in touch with us online or call (732) 333-6360 to
schedule a free consultation today.