Physical Therapy for Athletic Injuries

Exercises or sports are activities requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness but sometimes the same physical effort can lead to injuries. Fortunately, athletic injuries occur relatively infrequently so the health benefits of participating in sport far outweigh the temporary downside of athletic injury.

Professional athletes are more prone to injuries due to excessive wear and tear associated with the demands of competitive sport. To improve flexibility, strength, and stability a right plan has to be adopted by the athletes after any injury. And physical therapy can help in this adoption. The purpose of the physical therapy is to help the injured tissues recover in a controlled and supervised manner. The therapist can design a safe and effective recovery program specifically geared towards the individual’s abilities. A physical therapist can identify the cause of the injury and create a treatment plan to prevent future injuries.

Causes for athletic injuries can vary from accidents, poor training, improper use of sports gear, overtraining, lack of conditioning to improper form or techniques. The most common athletic injuries are:

  • Sprain & Strains
  • Groin Pull
  • Shin Splints
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Pain along the shin bone
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
A Comprehensive Guide to Sports, Athletic Injuries: Types, Treatment and Prevention with SV Proactive Physical Therapy

In case of the mishap, the first step is to stop playing or exerting yourself because continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm to tissues, bones, and muscles.

In case the following symptoms occur, medical assistance is necessary.

  • Severe pain in motion especially in walking or running
  • Severe Swelling in one of multiple body parts.
  • Altered sensation in the foot
  • Unable to complete normal daily activities

Physical therapy for Athletic Injuries comes as a common treatment method, from doctors, for athletic injuries. Muscle strains, ligament sprains, dislocations, fractures, tendinitis, torn ligaments & tendons are effectively treated with physical therapy.  At SV Proactive: Our therapists provide complete care to the individual patients and approaches through curated, personalized and comprehensive plans and maintains the progress in complete healing cycle.

Without proper treatment, the damage can get worse. Physical therapy not only helps in healing but also in prevention of injuries. Physical therapy is a great way to maintain flexibility and strength and its’ a great way to come back to the sports you love and enjoy. Don’t wait until someone gets injured, schedule an evaluation with us for your healthy future.