Treat Your Sports Injury the Right Way with Physical Therapy
Get Back in the Game Faster!
It’s important to be healthy when you’re doing your sport, whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior.
Any injury that occurs during physical activity can be identified as a sports injury. If you have suffered one, Quinn Physical Therapy can get you off of the sidelines and back in the game.
With the help of one of our dedicated Lafayette, LA physical therapists, you’re not just waiting for your injury to heal. You’re going to get back to the sport you enjoy faster, and you’re going to reduce your risk of injuring yourself again in the future.
What can physical therapy do for me?
Our Lafayette, LA physical therapists are movement specialists. They can help you achieve your physical goals. In order to help you get back in the game as soon as possible, they will recommend an individualized treatment plan based on your personal needs.
In order to improve your range of motion and minimize scar tissue, your treatment plan may include manual therapy, stretching to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to improve the affected area and surrounding areas.
First, a therapist will perform a series of tests and ask you questions about your medical history, symptoms, and fitness goals. Any diagnostic tests you’ve received, such as x-rays, MRIs, or ultrasounds, will also be reviewed. The essence of your injury, fitness level, and lifestyle will also be taken into account when your treatment plan is developed.
All of these steps are taken in order to help you heal and prevent more injuries from occurring in the future after a sports injury.
Have you developed a sports injury recently? If so, please feel free to schedule an appointment at Quinn Physical Therapy.
Why physical therapy is important for sports injuries
One of the best things you can do in the event of a sports injury is to treat it as soon as possible. The word “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any kind of injury that occurs during physical activity.
Whether you’re lifting heavyweights in the gym, running in improper shoes, swinging a bat too hard, or rolling your ankles on the soccer field, our Lafayette, LA physical therapy practice can provide you with the relief you need.
Depending on how serious the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgery, your care plan and recovery period may vary.
Common sports injuries
There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing athletic activity.
However, the most common forms of sports injury include:
Your knee is the most complicated joint in the body and it is also one of the areas that get injured most often.
Knee injuries can include dull aches that extend from your hip to your knee, injuries that make moving the knee painful, or more serious injuries such as an ACL tear.
When a ligament linking one bone to another is stretched beyond its limits, a sprain occurs. When it happens one time, it’s more likely to happen again.
Medial tibial stress syndrome is the medical term for shin splints. Usually, this pain is caused by tension exerted on the shinbone and the underlying connective tissues.
Shin splints are painful and frequently debilitating, but by wearing proper footwear, warming up before exercise, and strengthening the muscles of the heart and leg, you can prevent them.
Strain or “pulled muscle”
A strain is often referred to as a “pulled muscle” which happens when the muscle is extended beyond its limits by a tendon binding your muscle to the bone. Once the tendon has been overstretched, it is more likely to be stressed again.
Return to your sport with the help of Quinn Physical Therapy
At Quinn Physical Therapy, we’ll help you get back to the sport you love as quickly as possible! Click here to request your appointment to get started!