What is Sports Rehabilitation?
For athletes facing injury, the ultimate goal is to return them to their individualized sport. With traditional physical therapy, there is often a large gap between rehabilitation after an injury or surgery and returning to sports. We bridge this gap from rehabilitation to return to sport to reduce re-injury and complications after surgery, as well as to improve sports performance. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and will be in contact with all involved while getting you back to sport.
Specific physical therapy techniques vary dependent on the particular injury and level of activity the athlete is working towards. Some of the benefits include:
- Functional baseline testing
- Decreased soft tissue inflammation
- Relief of spasms
- Improved tissue healing
- Increased balance and coordination
- Personalize exercise prescription to improve mobility
- Regaining lost strength
- Targeted sport-specific exercise to return to pre-injury function
- Preparation to avoid recurrent injuries
How We Treat Sports Injuries
A specially-trained physical therapist will complete a comprehensive evaluation looking not only at the injury at hand, but also taking into consideration the underlying cause of the injury and the given sports demands. Sports rehabilitation treats a variety of conditions including:
- Acute sports injuries
- Strains and sprains
- Post-operative injuries
- ACL reconstruction
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Chronic musculoskeletal injuries
- Tendinitis and bursitis
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What to Expect
Every patient has a unique health history, diagnosis and personal goals. When you come for your first appointment, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
We work with most major insurance providers and do our best to help keep the paperwork pain-free. If you’d like to confirm your insurance coverage, please let us know and we can verify when you schedule. If your insurance provider requires a co-pay, we will ask for this payment at each visit. We accept payments by cash, check or credit card.
When to Arrive
On average, a patient’s first visit lasts about an hour. We typically ask patients to arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in, complete paperwork and/or change clothes.
What to Bring
On your first visit, you’ll need to bring your physician referral or prescription (if needed), your insurance card, your primary registration forms, your ID or driver’s license and your co-payment (as applicable). If desired, you may bring a change of clothing.
How it Works
During your first visit, your physical therapist will do an initial evaluation and discuss your plan of care. The therapist uses this information to set goals for your continued treatment. Physical therapy goals may include improved movement, strength, endurance and flexibility, as well as decreased pain. Your subsequent visits will focus on treatment that is based on your diagnosis and individualized goals.