Tired of Waiting to Get Back in the Game?
Physical Therapy Will Get You Back in The Game Quicker
Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, it is important to stay safe while performing your sport. Any injury sustained during physical activity can be categorized as a sports injury – and at Total Function Physical Therapy PC, we are here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game!
Do not just wait around for your injury to heal – get back to the sport you love quicker with the help of one of our dedicated physical therapists.
How will physical therapy help my sports injury?
Our physical therapists are movement experts who can help you recover quickly and reach your physical goals. They will prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you based on your specific needs, to help get you back in the game as fast as possible. This will be done after first performing a diagnostic exam and the review of diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound. Treatment plans will consider the nature of your injury, your fitness level, your lifestyle, and your goals.
Your plan will likely include manual therapy to increase your range of motion and reduce scar tissue formation, stretches to improve mobility, and strengthening exercises to enhance the injured area, as well as its surrounding areas. These are all done to help you recover after your sports injury and to prevent further injuries from occurring in the future.
Common sports injuries
There are numerous injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity; however, the most common forms of sports injury include:
Your knee is a complex joint and is, therefore, one of the most injured body parts. Knee injuries may include dull aches that run from your hip to your knee, repetitive use injuries making it difficult to move the knee, or more severe injuries such as an ACL tear.
A sprain occurs when a ligament connecting one bone to another bone is stretched beyond its limits. Much like a strain, once a sprain occurs and a ligament is overstretched, it is more likely to occur again without treatment.
Strain or “pulled muscle”
A strain also referred to as a “pulled muscle”, occurs when a tendon connecting your muscle to bone is stretched beyond its limits. Once the tendon is overstretched, it is more likely that it will be strained once again without proper treatment.
The medical term for shin splints is “medial tibial stress syndrome”, referring to pain that is felt in the shin bones. This pain is typically caused by stress placed on the shinbone and the connective tissues surrounding it. Shin splints are painful and often debilitating; however, they can be avoided by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening your core and leg muscles.
Why did I develop a sports injury?
The term “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any type of injury that occurs while performing athletic activity. It can happen just the same by lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitted shoes, as it can by swinging a bat too aggressively or rolling your ankle on the soccer field.
One of the most important aspects of rehabilitating a sports injury is treating it as soon as possible. Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether the injury requires surgical intervention or not.
Ready to return to your sport? We can help
Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, Contact Us Today at Colorado Springs, CO Center to request an appointment at Total Function Physical Therapy PC today.
We will help you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to the sport you love!