Although sports may be fun, it is possible that you may suffer from a severe injury. Accidents, poor stretching, inadequate training, or improper gear are all factors that may contribute to a sports-related injury. No matter how serious the injury, it is still frustrating when an injury is preventing you from participating in the sport you love. Our physical therapists at Flowers Physical Therapy are entirely equipped to help you deal with your sports-related injury. We will provide you with a comprehensive evaluation that will then determine the treatment plan that is right for you.
Sprains or strains
An overuse injury can result in tendinitis or a stress fracture, which is usually caused by repetitive trauma. Overuse injuries are one of the most common sports injuries. To prevent an overuse injury:
Use proper form and gear
Slowly increase your activity level
Add variety into your fitness program
Lower Your Risk Of Injury
Take time off- Let your body have at least one day a week to recover.
Perform conditioning exercises- These exercises help to strengthen the muscles.
Take breaks- Utilize rest periods during practice or games.
Stay hydrated- Keep yourself hydrated before, during, and after the game.
Wear safety equipment- Use the appropriate safety equipment such as helmets, or mouth guards.
Tape up– It is important to tape weak joints if necessary before you start your exercise.
Know your body- Do not play through the pain; it could worsen the damage.
Cooldown- Cooling down is something often forgotten. No matter what sport you are playing, it is important to cool your body down after with a light jog with gentle stretching
Why Flowers Physical Therapy?
Here at Flowers Physical Therapy, we develop a personalized treatment plan that will help alleviate your pain, improve range of motion, build endurance, and prevent re-injury. Our physical therapists will be able to pinpoint the cause of the injury to show you proper body mechanics, as well as various forms strengthening and conditioning exercises. With our help, you will be able to return to your sport as quickly and safely as possible so please don’t wait; contact us today!