How physical therapy can help treat sports injuries

How Physical Therapy Can Treat Sports Injuries

If you play sports, you know that sports injuries are very common. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may be able to treat it at home. However, serious injuries will need medical attention. Your injury could benefit from receiving physical therapy. However, you’ll need a physical therapist who specializes in treating sports injuries. 

Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) is proud to help the people of Prairie Village and Overland Park, Kansas get great physical therapy. Our team is committed to ensuring you always get three things when you visit us. First, we want you to understand everything about your physical therapy. Second, you’ll always get your questions answered by our knowledgeable staff. Third, you’ll always get a team that works to help you find relief as soon as possible. One form of therapy that we provide these three features for is sports injury treatment. 

Physical therapy methods we may include in your sports injury treatment

Sports injury treatment is often necessary for athletes, and our team knows that there are several reasons this type of treatment is necessary. One reason is that during sports you’re putting a high level of strain on your body. Many sports depend on your ability to hold up under this high strain, such as long-distance running. 

A second reason sports injuries frequently occur is because many sports involve your body in violent motions. For example, our team typically sees sports injuries from football and soccer players, and this frequency has a lot to do with the hitting, kicking and other violent actions involved in these sports. 

Our team at SSOR knows that not every sports injury can be treated the same. We also know that not every injured person can be treated with the same types of therapy. This is why we always personalize your treatment plan to fit your injury and how you’ve been hurt. One of the reasons we can offer you this level of personalized service is we have many therapy methods to choose from. Some of the therapies we may include in your sports injury therapy plan are: 

  • Targeted stretching and strength-building exercises
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Thermotherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Manual therapy

We’ve found that it takes the right combination of therapies to help each patient recover as fast as possible. If you’re in need of sports injury therapy, our SSOR team is standing by to help you. You can even easily begin your therapy thanks to the free, 15-minute screenings we offer. All you have to do is contact a Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation location in Prairie Village or Overland Park, Kansas to schedule your screening and get started with your sports injury treatment.