These are far from the only sports injuries we see, but they tend to be some of the most common. We’re well versed in some of the best techniques to treat and rehab these common sports injuries.
Running is one of if not the most popular forms of exercise, and it’s your knees that end up bearing the brunt of the force that is generated with each step you take. Over time, stress on the knee joint can lead to inflammation and swelling in the area. Resting is a good short-term approach, but if you really want to put the injury behind you, physical therapy can strengthen the joint and nearby structures to stabilize the whole area and better prepare it for the rigors of running. Aside from targeting the knee, we’ll walk you through exercises that help develop key muscle groups like your hamstrings, quads and glutes that play a role in knee health when running.
Elbow injuries account for nearly 10 percent of all sport injuries, and they are especially common in sports that can put extra strain on the joint, like tennis, golf and baseball. Tennis elbow affects the muscles in your forearm and the tendon that connects those muscles to the elbow bones. Overuse can lead to muscle inflammation. Again, rest is an okay treatment, but muscle conditioning and biomechanical improvements guided by a trained team of physical therapists can often provide better rehab results.
Your shoulders play a crucial role in many sports, like baseball, football, basketball and tennis. If the shoulder joint is continually overstressed, your rotator cuff muscles can become stretched, which leads to loosening of the head of the shoulder joint. An unstable shoulder joint can impinge soft tissues and lead to inflammation development. Rest can calm pain in the short-term, but inflammation is likely to return unless you strength train to restabilize the joint as a whole. We’ve done that for countless athletes in the past, and we can do the same for you.