Sports Injuries Specialist

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Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, DC

Sports injuries are common in both professional athletes and amateur sports lovers — and both groups are eager to get back to normal fast. At Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation in Downtown Washington, DC, the dedicated team of sports injury specialists offers physical therapy, chiropractic, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. These noninvasive approaches can help you through a fast and safe recovery while avoiding surgery. Call the office or book your appointment online now.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries affect athletes and other active people. There are several causes for sports injuries, with the main ones including: 

Trauma

Traumatic sports injuries happen suddenly. Some common examples include colliding with another player, a direct hit from a baseball or football, or a fast pivot that results in a fall. 

Repetitive stress

Repetitive stress injuries develop over time. Many movements that are repeated over long periods, a baseball player’s throwing motion, for example, can weaken tendons, ligaments, and other tissues and leave you vulnerable to an injury.

You can experience a sports injury whether you’re an Olympian or a weekends-only sports enthusiast. Many factors can contribute to a sports injury, including a lack of protective equipment, the surfaces you play on, not warming up properly, and improper form. 

What are the most common sports injuries?

Many sports injuries can take you out of your sport and seriously disrupt your life. Some of the most common examples are:

  • Tendonitis, such as Achilles tendonitis, bicep tendonitis, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow
  • Tendon rupture
  • Ligament sprains, such as ankle sprains
  • Ligament tears, like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Muscle or tendon strains, such as groin pulls and hip flexor strains
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)
  • Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee)
  • Concussions

Sports injuries can range from musculoskeletal to neurological, and the experienced team of physical therapy and rehabilitation experts at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation can help with both types of injuries.

How are sports injuries treated?

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team can help you recover safely using cutting-edge nonsurgical techniques, such as:

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

Sports injury treatment helps you overcome pain and rebuild your strength, flexibility, and endurance. Additionally, the team helps you learn special injury prevention tactics that allow you to transition back to your regular activities safely. 

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team always emphasizes your safety and well-being as they create a sports injury recovery plan for your unique needs. To get expert help for a sports injury, call the office or click on the appointment scheduling link now.