Sports therapy treatment in Shawnee, KS

Sports Therapy for Athletes

Maintaining top physical shape is a priority for many athletes. Any improvements you can make to your strength, balance, coordination and reaction time can give you an edge over your competition. To do this, you may need a little help along the way.

Many athletes choose to visit physical therapists for sports therapy. There are a few different reasons an athlete would need sports therapy.

First, sports therapy can help you improve your performance and lower your injury risk. Physical therapists are experts in the human musculoskeletal system. This includes your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons, which are all used in athletic competition. A physical therapist can identify the exact areas in your body that need improvement for better performance and less risk for injury. He or she will develop treatments that focus on improving these areas.

Second, sports therapy can help you recover from injuries, so you can get back in the competition.

Common types of sports injuries

  1. Knee pain — Knee areas are a major area of concern for most athletes. The knees are complex joints that are responsible for most sports activities. Injuries to the knees can take a while to heal, so it’s important to get as much assistance as possible to improve this healing process.
  2. Joint pain — You use many of the joints in your body for physical activities. In order to throw the perfect pitch or swing the racket at the right time, your wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees and ankles must all be working in coordination. There are many conditions that can cause joint pain in athletes. One of the most common is tendinitis, which is pain caused by overuse.
  3. Back pain — Excessive lifting, running for long periods of time or getting hit by an opponent are all known to cause back pain in athletes. Strain to the back muscles makes it hard to compete, so you’ll want to take care of your back when it’s sore. Physical therapists have techniques that can help reduce your back pain and prevent similar pain in the future.

Contact Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) for sports therapy

Athletes of all levels can benefit from sports therapy at SSOR. If you want to improve your game or overcome an injury, you should visit a physical therapist for help. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Our Shawnee location:

22342 W. 66th Street #119
Shawnee, Kansas 66226

Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (SSOR) serves patients in the Kansas City area from other locations as well. Please visit our locations page for more information.