Sports Rehabilitation

Sports Rehab Physical Therapy

Sports rehab physical therapy is a multi-disciplinary approach to treating injuries that helps athletes regain normal, pain-free mobility. Our primary goal is to have our patients return to pre-injury activities, whether it be professional, amateur or casual.

Sports rehab physical therapy begins with a pain management treatment program given by your physical therapist. Some modalities used for pain relief include:

  • Ice or heat application. Decreases inflammation and pain and loosens tight muscles.
  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation. Increases circulation to the affected or injured area, which speeds up the healing process and reduces swelling and pain.
  • Electrical stimulation. Commonly known as TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, it uses electric waves to penetrate into the muscle and aid in pain relief.

Sports injury physical therapy begins with the treatment of the acute injury and then follows the athlete through every step of recovery, including:

  • Pain relief
  • Optimizing muscle length
  • Returning to pre-injury performance
  • Injury prevention

Sports injury physical therapy is a comprehensive rehab program that focuses on every facet of pain-free, effective, sports-specific motion. The most common injuries treated by the sports injury physical therapy team are:

  • Sprains. An injury to the ligaments caused by overstretching or tearing.
  • Strains. An injury or tear to the muscle itself.

Other conditions that can be treated include:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Joint replacements
  • Generalized pain

A big component of sports rehab physical therapy is stretching and exercise. Stretching helps the muscles shortened by injury or pain regain their normal length and optimize pain-free motion. Exercise routines implement strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance to improve performance.

The final progression of the exercise routine is the utilization of functional, sport-specific exercises to help the athlete return to their previous performance level.

We Provide Many Treatments, Including, But Not Limited To

Tightened and pulled hamstrings

Pulled groin muscles

Achilles tendon injuries

Shin splints

Tennis elbow

Chronic lower back pain

Sprains and strains

Tendinitis

Joint replacements

Fractures and dislocations

Tingling

Numbness and sensation changes

Gait dysfunctions

Words from the PT

Karen Barlow Lisk, PT, Physical Therapist at the Atlantic Club Manasquan says,
“Exercise and sports participation are so important to maintaining good overall health. Just take a moment to make sure you are ready to engage in an activity before jumping in.”

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