Physical Therapy For Common Sports Injuries

common sports injuriesAt one time or another someone in your family may have experienced it or you may have experienced it yourself: common sports injuries.

Many of the common sports injuries happen when we overdo it. Whether it has been a while since you have been on the court or field, or your child has overuse injuries from his or her favorite sport, it can catch up to anyone of us quickly.

The good news is that physical therapy is able to help with some of the most common sports injuries in many ways. Enlisting the help of a physical therapist for any of the conditions below can be a tremendous help to your healing.

Not only can a physical therapist help you heal faster from your injuries (than without physical therapy) but he or she can also help you prevent reinjuring yourself. That’s good news for everyone in the family.

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Physical Therapy For Common Sports Injuries

Here are some of the most common sports injuries and how physical therapy can help.

Sprained ankle — Physical therapy can help you recover from a sprained ankle by keeping it flexible and strong while you heal. A physical therapist will show you exercises to help you heal.

Tennis elbow — Physical therapy can help restore range of motion and reduce pain.

Injury to the knee — Physical therapy can help you heal properly from different knee injuries. Even if your injury a severe injury, such as is the case with an ACL injury and surgery is required, physical therapy helps you recover faster.

Pulled groin — Physical therapy can help by focusing on restoring range of motion and strength in the hip.

Pulled hamstring — Physical therapy can help through different techniques used to treat the injured tissue and help it heal and improve function.

Shin splints — For shin splints, rest is the best remedy. However, a physical therapist can show you stretches that will help you to prevent shin splints when running, jogging, or playing sports.

Just remember, don’t overdo it and give yourself the proper time to heal to prevent from injuring yourself again.

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Now that you know more about the physical therapy for common sports injuries…

…contact the team at Fusion Rehab to help you recover. Whether it is after surgery for an ACL injury, or an ankle sprain or pulled hamstring, physical therapy can be an effective method of healing. The team at Fusion Rehab is here to help.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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