Physical therapy is used in a variety of ways in sports medicine. Many clinics have licensed sports trainers on staff who will attend on-site schools and other sporting events to act as the first responder in the event of an incident.

You may be referred to physical therapy if you sustain an injury. Following that, your physical therapist will design a program for you based on the type of injury, the degree of the injury, and your fitness level. You don’t have to wait until you’ve been injured to seek assistance from a physical therapist. Prevention is sometimes the best medicine.

WHEN YOU FEEL PAIN IN YOUR BODY:

  • It’s alerting you to the fact that something is wrong.

  • Your body can tolerate the agony for a while, but eventually, it will break down.

  • As you adjust to your pain, weakness and stiffness develop.

  • When you have a breakdown, you will experience pain and will most likely cease training.

Physical therapists can help athletes avoid injury in the following ways:

Physical Therapists offer seminars and/or programs focused on specific injuries. ACL Injury Prevention, Golf Strengthening (TPI), Running Injuries, and other programs are frequently offered.

A three-dimensional video examination of a runner’s biomechanics utilizing a state-of-the-art motion analysis technology is called gait analysis for runners. From five distinct camera perspectives, watch yourself run at varying speeds. Increased cadence and strengthening/stretching can help an athlete avoid injuries and improve performance.

Functional Movement Screenings (FMS):

The Functional Movement Screen is one way to evaluate physical deficiencies. FMS is a cutting-edge system for assessing the quality of movement patterns in clients and athletes. The functional movement screen is used to detect and address movement and strength deficits in athletes.

PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR AN ATHLETE WHO HAS SUFFERED AN INJURY MAY INCLUDE:

  • Training and education on incorrect or poor posture or body mechanics

  • Exercise education and technique assistance to help your muscles stretch farther

  • Flexibility exercise can help you avoid cramps, stiffness, and injuries while also increasing your range of motion.

  • Muscle imbalances can be corrected by flexibility and strength exercise.

  • Training for endurance

  • Relief from discomfort

  • Correction of improper movement patterns.

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