WHAT WE TREAT – Sports & Performance Injury
An athlete who is suffering from a sports injury can be effectively treated using physical therapy to help facilitate a speedy recovery and quick return to sports. Activities like football, baseball, tennis, swimming, and weight training are likely to cause injuries. With physical therapy, various sports injuries including rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder injuries, jumping/cutting/landing injuries, running injuries, fractures, head injuries, neck injuries and elbow injuries can be treated.
Sports Therapy: How It Works
Physical therapy treatment for sport injuries includes a variety of modalities such as hot packs, cold packs, electrical stimulation, cold laser, and ultrasound to heal the injured tissue. In addition, medical massage is incorporated in the physical therapy treatment plan to increase overall circulation and achieve the best possible health. Most physical therapy sessions last about an hour, although the time can vary. The total number of sessions will depend on the particular circumstances of your sports injury. Some patients need only a few sessions, while others may require months of therapy.
Sports Therapy: Education and Exercise
Physical therapy treatment for sports injuries is the best option for athletes who wish to return to their normal sports activities soon. Our physical therapists at Manalapan Spine & Physical Therapy Center will also give tips on preventing further injuries. Following the right course physical therapy should not only enable you to feel better faster, but also stay pain-free following your recovery. Call Manalapan Spine & Physical Therapy Center if you experience any of the following conditions:
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Instability
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Stress Fracture
- Muscle / Ligament Sprain / Strain
- Meniscus Tears
- ACL / PCL Tear
- MCL / LCL Sprain / Strain Achilles
- Shin Splits