Can Physical Therapy Improve Your Sports Performance?

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Jon Alexander, PT, MPT, and Physical Therapy Clinical Director- Easley, SC, had the privilege of working with this talented young hockey player through various injuries, understood his goals, and got him back on the ice and ready for what’s next! Staying at the top of your game is a goal for athletes playing at all levels. When a sports-related injury or physical limitation holds you back, sports medicine and physical therapy can help.

Physical therapists restore injuries and can improve overall physical fitness related to sports and exercise. They balance exercise with movement assessment and physiological factors when working with patients. 

Physical therapists are trained in  pathology, how the human body should move, and how to maintain mobility and fitness best to achieve a lifetime of physical activity. They use various methods to restore function and mobility, manage or alleviate pain, and return an individual to their lifestyle and athletes to their sport.

Conditions treated include all types of injuries related to :

  • Neck & Spine
  • Hand
  • Elbow
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Shoulder
  • Ankle/Foot

Physical therapists provide treatment for non-surgical and surgical injuries and conditions:

  • Pre and post surgery consultation and treatment
  • Pre and post op exercise programs and therapy
  • Therapeutic Dry Needling
  • Hands On manual therapy
  • Fascial release
  • Joint mobilization
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Stretches
  • Trigger point release
  • Sport-Specific Skill Training
  • Strength Training Workouts
  • Cardiovascular & Endurance related training

Benefits of Sports-Related Physical Therapy

A therapist will develop a unique treatment plan, communicate prevention techniques, reduce or eliminate pain, and utilize different types of equipment like electrical stimulation, taping, custom splints, and more to restore muscle and joint function and prevent recurring injury.

A customized physical therapy program can help individuals return to the sport they love with a deeper understanding of how to train most effectively, prevent further injury, and improve overall health and well-being.

Contact us directly for an evaluation.  We will get you back on track and living a life you love!