Sports injuries

 Physical Therapy Can Get You Back In The Game Faster

Got a Sports Injury? Call a Physical therapist!

A sports injury is described as any injury that occurs during physical activity. If you've had one, Change The Game Performance Therapy will get you off the bench and back in the game!

 

It's important to stay safe when participating in sports, whether you're a professional or a weekend warrior. 

 

You're not just waiting for your injury to heal with the aid of one of our committed Wilmington physical therapists. You'll be able to return to your favorite sport sooner, and you'll be less likely to injure yourself again in the future.

 

Call Change The Game Performance Therapy in Wilmington if you’re recovering from a sports injury that is causing you pain or keeping you from performing at your highest level. Our physical therapists are trained professionals who will have you feeling your best in no time at all!

 

Why is physical therapy critical for sports injury recovery?

 

The word "sports injury" is all-encompassing, including any kind of injury that occurs during physical activity. One of the best things you can do in the event of a sports injury is to treat it as soon as possible.

If you're lifting heavy weights in the gym, running in the wrong shoes, throwing a ball too hard, or rolling your ankles on the soccer field, our Wilmington physical therapy practice will be able to help relieve your pain and teach you how to prevent future injuries from occurring.

Your treatment plan and recovery time can differ depending on the severity of the injury, your medical history, and whether or not the injury necessitates surgery.

 

The benefits of physical therapy for sports injuries

 

Our Wilmington physical therapists are movement experts. They will assist you in reaching your goals. After conducting a comprehensive assessment of your condition, they will prescribe an individualized treatment plan based on your personal needs to help you get back in the game as quickly as possible!

Your recovery plan can include manual therapy, stretching to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to improve the affected area and surrounding areas to improve your range of motion and reduce scar tissue.

 

Your physical therapist at Change The Game Performance Therapy will perform a series of tests and ask you questions about your medical history, symptoms, and fitness goals. Any diagnostic tests you've received, such as x-rays, MRIs, or ultrasounds, will also be reviewed. 

The essence of your injury, fitness level and lifestyle will also be taken into account when your treatment plan is developed.

 

All of these steps are taken to help you heal and prevent more injuries from occurring in the future after a sports injury. 

 

Common types of sports injuries

 

Many different injuries can occur while performing athletic activity.  However, the most common forms of sports injury include:

Sprain

When a ligament linking one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits, a sprain occurs. When it happens one time, it's more likely to happen again. 

Shin splints

Medial tibial stress syndrome is the medical term for shin splints.  Usually, this pain is caused by tension exerted on the shinbone and the underlying connective tissues. 

Shin splints are painful and frequently debilitating, but by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening the muscles of the heart and leg, you can prevent them.

Knee injuries

Your knee is the most complicated joint in the body and it is also one of the areas that get injured most often.

Knee injuries can include dull aches that extend from your hip to your knee, injuries that make moving the knee painful, or more serious injuries such as an ACL tear.

Strain or "pulled muscle"

A strain is also known as a "pulled muscle," and it occurs when a tendon that connects the muscle to the bone extends the muscle beyond its limits. The tendon is more likely to be strained again after it has been overstretched.

 

Let Change The Game Performance Therapy help you get back to your sport

 

We know how much you love being on the field or the court, and that’s why we’ll make your success, recovery, and comfort our top priorities here at Change The Game Performance Therapy. Call us today to schedule an appointment; we'll help you get back to the sport you love as quickly as possible! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: 

Shin Splints: Causes, Treatment, Recovery, and Preventionwww.webmd.com › Fitness & Exercise › Reference

What effect can manual therapy have on a patient's pain ...www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov › pmc › articles › PMC4976880