Athletes who have been injured or have been struggling with an orthopedic problem come to us for help. Physical therapy is a powerful tool that works to relieve pain and restore your body’s function. Although it is effective, it is just one part of a complete comprehensive treatment plan so you can get back to performing as an athlete.
Physical Therapy Defined
Physical therapy is a form of treatment and rehabilitation. It promotes and maintains your physical health and functioning. Some of the methods we use include: hot and cold therapy, electrical stimulation, manual therapy, ultrasound therapy, and customized exercise plans. Our methods are designed to improve your overall health and well-being. Physical therapy makes it possible to not only treat your condition, but improve it, allowing you to continue your athletic endeavors without having to turn to surgery.
How Our Physical Therapy Clinic Benefits Our Athletes
Reduce or Eliminate Pain
We work to reduce or eliminate your pain after you suffer from an orthopedic or sports injury. We do this by creating a personalized exercise and recovery plan that is unique to you. When you come into the clinic, we guide you through each exercise and what you should be experiencing while doing the exercise. We also consider any limitations you have at the time. We take the time to go through each movement because they have to be done correctly in order for you to see results. These exercises also allow your body to release endorphins which act as a natural painkiller.
We focus on strengthening your muscles to reduce the risk of re-injury. We also pinpoint your weak areas and help you improve them. Weak areas in your body can lead to injuries in other parts of your body. Strengthening your weaknesses is a great preventative measure. We also show you how to use things like hot and cold therapy to control your inflammation and reduce soreness. We may use manual therapy or massage techniques during your appointments to relieve any pain you are experiencing.
As an athlete, you are always at risk of getting injured. When an injury occurs, it can be very difficult to feel like you are now physically limited in what you can do. Instead of pushing yourself through the injury and making it worse, we give you a specific set of exercises to push through. We also teach you about the proper body mechanics that may help explain why you were injured in a certain way. We also teach you how to listen to your body during the healing process.
Improve Your Endurance
Endurance exercises will be a part of your muscle strengthening regime. This is a crucial part of physical therapy because we want to maintain heart and lung capacity even when your normal training routine is temporarily out of reach.
Regain Your Mobility
When you injure your body, it limits your ability to move and can also affect your flexibility. We help you regain your mobility and full range of motion. This is done through proven stretching techniques and range-of-motion exercises. Everything we have you do is designed to get you moving again.
Improve Balance to Prevent Injury
Athletes tend to have a better grasp over balance and coordination because they train their bodies and build muscle. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may have to relearn some of these skills. We put you through balancing exercises to keep you on track while your body is healing. We can also provide assistive devices to help you get around if necessary.
A Natural Alternative to Healing
Medication can provide relief from pain, especially after an injury. However, medications can have side effects and you may even become dependent on them in your day to day life. We offer physical therapy as an alternative method to medication and drugs. We use the ability of your own body to reduce your pain. Committing yourself and believing in the treatments we offer will reduce your pain and allow you to continue being an athlete.
Post Surgery Recovery
If you have already taken the route of surgery and are now in the recovery process, physical therapy is a vital part of your recovery process. Post surgery, you may feel like you will never get back to where you were performance wise. We are here to tell you that is not true. With our exercise plans and therapies, you can achieve full recovery. We support you every step of the way and keep you moving. Movement is crucial in recovery.
Our physical therapy clinic offers so many benefits to athletes. We work with you to push past pain and limitations in a healthy way so you can get back to your sport. To learn more about how physical therapy can improve your life, contact our clinic today. If you have tried other treatments in the past and have not seen improvement, we urge you to give our clinic a try.