Regular exercise is an important element of your overall health and well-being. But workouts can sometimes lead to injuries. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to talk about what to do when you injure yourself during a workout, and when to consider physical therapy.
Potential Workout Injuries
Depending on the specific workout you’re engaging in, there are a wide variety of injuries that could impact you. Here are some of the potential injuries you can sustain while working out:
- Ankle sprains or shin splints while running.
- ACL or MCL tears while playing football or basketball.
- Rotator cuff or shoulder injuries while lifting weights.
Treating Exercise Injuries with Physical Therapy
So can physical therapy be an effective treatment method for these workout-related injuries? The short answer is yes. Physical therapy is ideally suited for injuries to the musculoskeletal system. Working with a physical rehabilitation therapist can help you return to your sport or workouts as quickly and safely as possible. Be sure to work with a physical therapist that specializes in treating sports and exercise-related injuries. Your PT will work with you to develop a treatment course of exercises, stretches, and potentially other methods to improve your overall functionality and range-of-motion.
Physical Therapy Clinics in Minnesota
Whether you are recuperating from a surgical procedure, or recovering from an injury, working with a skilled physical therapist can help you get back to full mobility. At OrthoRehab Specialists, we have nearly three decades of experience working with patients across the state. We are widely trusted by physicians and surgeons – over 600 of whom continue to refer their patients to us when they need continued rehabilitation care. For those who don’t have a referral, we also offer direct access to physical therapy care. Contact our physical therapists today at our Minneapolis or Edina clinics to schedule your appointment.