You’re at the peak of your sports performance when suddenly, it all comes crashing down.
Sports injuries always seem to appear at the most inconvenient times; but it’s no coincidence – athletes who get injured at the peak of their performance are likely practicing at a greater volume and intensity than usual.
Most athletes experience a sports-related injury from time to time. What many athletes don’t realize is that there are simple ways to prevent and cure most sports-related injuries.
A sports-related injury usually isn’t the end all – with the right support, you can usually work around your injury to maintain your fitness level. Working with a sports injury specialist can turn your injury into an opportunity to make yourself fitter and stronger than ever.
There are athletes who ignore the pain and consequently suffer worse injuries that destroy their sports performance. And then, there are athletes who visit a sports injury specialist and return to sport stronger than ever.
Which of those athletes would you like to be?
Our team of sports injury specialists at Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy are experts in sports physical therapy. We can help you return to sport stronger and healthier.
How You Can Get Rid of Your Sports Injuries Once and for All
A sports physical therapist is trained to identify the cause of your sports injury so that you can enjoy the most effective treatment. Weak and unconditioned muscles are usually the culprits in sports-related injuries.
Healthcare professionals such as primary care doctors can prescribe symptom reducing treatments such as painkillers, but these types of treatments cannot permanently heal the injury.
Unlike visiting your primary care doctor or other healthcare professional, a sports injury specialist will provide you with a permanent solution to your sports injury – not just a temporary “symptom masking” treatment.
At Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, we’ve treated athletes who have gone from doctor to doctor or tried various home treatments – only to have their sports injury return or worsen.
Sports physical therapists can accurately identify the factors that lead to injury. Our expert team can give you a proper diagnosis and treatment plan that fixes the underlying problems that prompted an injury.
The result? You will overcome your sports injuries once and for all.
What Treatments Can a Sports Injury Specialist Provide?
Sports injury specialists avoid administering temporary and possibly harmful treatments such as medications, injections, and surgeries that are suggested by other types of doctors.
Sports physical therapy is often considered a first-line treatment because it is the safest and most successful way to treat most sports injuries.
Our sports injury specialists at Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy are certified and internationally recognized in delivering the most advanced treatments for athletes, such as:
Only the most cutting-edge physical therapy practices provide manual therapy such as myofascial release and spinal manipulation. At Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, we are proud to offer these services to speed up the recovery time in our athletes.
Physical therapists who perform manual therapy are less aggressive in their technique than chiropractors. This means that manual techniques such as spinal manipulation are safer when performed by a physical therapist compared to a chiropractor.
Manual therapy involves manual techniques to break up stiff muscle tissues and mobilize joints. The primary goal of this type of treatment is to restore an athlete’s full range of motion and ease their pain.
Our physical therapists combine manual therapy with other treatments to quicken the healing process.
Muscular imbalances and weaknesses commonly provoke sports injuries.
Our sports physical therapists will pinpoint which muscles need strengthening and guide you through strengthening exercises that are tailored to your condition and lifestyle.
Some athletes try “home treatment” exercises before seeing a sports physical therapist and end up worsening their condition. Our team will monitor your form to ensure you are performing the exercises correctly.
Stretching & Mobility Exercises
Poor mobility and flexibility are two factors that often lead to injury. The physical therapy team at Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy helps patients improve their flexibility and mobility through targeted exercises.
Stiff joints and tense muscles can cause pain and throw off an athlete’s form during exercise. With greater mobility and flexibility, you will enjoy decreased pain and stronger sports performance.
Many grocery stores and athletic shops sell athletic tapes that reduce range of motion and circulation. These types of tapes may decrease inflammation in the first two days of injury but are impractical for athletes who want to cross-train and return to sport as their injury heals.
Our sports physical therapists use a special type of tape called kinesiology tape. This type of tape is perfect for athletes looking to stay active during the recovery process because it improves circulation, supports injured muscles, and enhances mobility.
We can apply the tape for you and teach you how to use it correctly at home.
When looking for advice, it’s best to turn to the experts.
Our top-ranked sports injury specialists will educate you on all that you need to know, including what caused your injury, how to heal your injury, and how to prevent future sports injuries.
See How Easily You Can Get Started with Your Recovery
At Back in Motion Sport and Spine Physical Therapy, it is our mission to help athletes like you get rid of sports injuries once and for all.
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