Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation -  - Physical Therapy

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION, LOCATED IN WASHINGTON, DC

Do you want to improve your athletic performance? Are you looking for tools to prevent sports injuries? The highly skilled team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation specializes in sports medicine and can design a program to help you achieve your athletic goals. To find out more about sports medicine, call the office in Downtown Washington, DC, or schedule an in-office or telehealth consultation online today.

Sports Medicine Q&A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine specializes in diagnosing, treating, and preventing sports injuries in active individuals. Physical activity is good for your health, but the extra stress puts you at risk of injury, especially if you overtrain or use the wrong equipment.

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team specializes in sports medicine, providing care to heal and prevent sports injuries.

Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation uses the most progressive tools and techniques to assess health and treat injuries so you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

Who benefits from sports medicine?

Any athlete or active individual with a sports injury benefits from sports medicine care at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation. The orthopedic specialists treat a wide range of injuries, including conditions that cause:

  • Back pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears

The team also recommends sports medicine for athletes and active individuals who want to prevent injuries or improve their athletic performance. 

You may also benefit from a consultation with the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation experts if you’re new to working out or haven’t done so in a long time and need help getting started.

What happens during a sports medicine consultation?

When you come in for a sports medicine consultation at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, the team performs a functional movement screening (FMS). This series of movements puts your body in extreme positions.

The screening tool helps your physical therapist find asymmetries and imbalances in your muscle strength and movement. Finding these problems helps your therapist understand the areas of weakness that affect your athletic performance so you can take steps to improve them. 

What are the sports medicine treatments?

The Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation team customizes your sports medicine treatment plan based on the type of sport you play, your athletic goals, and your injury or risk of injury. Treatment also depends on the results of your FMS.

Your plan might include:

  • One-on-one physical therapy 
  • Strength training
  • Home exercise program (HEP)
  • Custom orthotics (shoe inserts)
  • Game Ready® cryotherapy
  • Trigger point dry needling (TDN)
  • Massage therapy
  • Cupping
  • Graston Technique®

The team also designs a balanced workout plan that supports muscle growth, strength, and endurance. They also provide recommendations for rest and recovery to prevent injuries. 

For athletes and recreational exercisers, visiting the sports medicine team at Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation may ward off injuries and improve your performance. Call the office, or schedule an appointment online today.