What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine focuses on helping athletes of all ages safely return to activity following injury or surgery. The therapist will use a variety of tests and measures to assess and identify deficiencies in strength, coordination, balance, proprioception and range of motion. They will also look for signs of swelling and inflammation, which helps therapists understand the progression of healing.

What are the benefits?

In addition to helping you recover from injuries, we can teach you how to prevent future injuries. Having a physical therapist monitor and maintain your health is a great preventative measure that will help cut down on the number of injuries you experience and the amount of time you are sidelined.

FAQ

Our Frequently Asked Questions give answers to the questions many of our new patients have before coming in for their first visit.

Will I benefit from physical therapy if I am young or only have a minor injury?

It all depends on how long the pain and immobility persists. If you are under the age of 30, and pain and immobility persist beyond one week, coming in for a comprehensive evaluation is in your best interest. Research has shown that if you get physical therapy within 14 days of the onset of pain, you save thousands of dollars in the future. Being smart about your pain and movement deficits pays off in the long run.