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Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


Physical therapy at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation gives you all of the tools you need to take charge of your recovery and resume your activities. At their office in Downtown Washington, DC, the team of physical therapy, chiropractic, and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists offers customized recovery plans for your needs. Book your appointment online, or call the office for help now.

Physical Therapy Q&A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy is health care administered by a physical therapist, a highly trained specialist who helps patients recover from musculoskeletal illness or injury. Physical therapists help with mobility, pain management, flexibility, strength, and recovery.

Some of the many different aspects of physical therapy include special exercises, balance training, posture training, and pain relief treatments.

What conditions and issues does physical therapy address?

Physical therapy is a crucial part of health and recovery in many situations. Some of the many issues that physical therapy can address include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sports injuries
  • Surgery recovery
  • Osteoporosis
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders/dysfunction  (TMD)

Physical therapy offers effective solutions for a wide spectrum of movement and pain problems, and it does so without any side effects because it’s completely drug-free. Because it’s so effective as pain management, physical therapy can allow you to reduce or eliminate narcotic pain medications.

Many people come to Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation to delay surgery, or avoid it altogether. In fact, research proves that physical therapy is just as successful as surgery for a number of common pain-causing conditions, including knee osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.

What happens during physical therapy?

Physical therapy at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation is different for every person because the team customizes treatment plans according to your specific condition, symptoms, overall health, lifestyle, and personal goals.

Your treatment plan may include physical therapy as well as chiropractic care and physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), both of which can work hand-in-hand with your physical therapy.

Some of the many treatment approaches available include: 

  • Passive range-of-motion exercises
  • Resistive range-of-motion exercises
  • Foam roller exercises
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Chiropractic care
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Game Ready® cryotherapy
  • Graston Technique® 
  • Trigger point dry needling (TDN)
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Electrical muscle and nerve stimulation
  • Custom orthotic shoe inserts
  • Cupping
  • Pilates back program 

Your physical therapist also spends a lot of time explaining your condition and its root cause. They help you to understand how different exercises, lifestyle changes, noninvasive treatments, and new habits can help you take control of the recovery process. 

Physical therapy at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation always relies on the most up-to-date clinical research because they believe in providing every patient with the most effective individualized solutions available. 

To learn more about how physical therapy can guide you back to normal, call Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, or click on the provided booking tool now.