Sports injuries can be a result of an acute trauma or a repetitive stress, which is often referred to as an overuse injury. These injuries can affect bones or soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles or tendons.
Youth sports today are played at such a high level that many athletes find themselves in year round programs just to be able to compete. This intense training in one sport can result in overdeveloping certain muscle groups while at the same time leaving other muscle groups underdeveloped. This creates an imbalance, which exposes the athlete to a variety of injuries. We are seeing injuries in athletes as young as 13 that were once reserved for the professional athlete.
The therapists at Advanced Physical Therapy love to treat athletes of every age. Their treatments are geared specifically for the athletes’ unique and growing body and include education to make sure the patient learns the correct form to help not only recover quickly but also to help prevent future injury. While we know the goal of any athlete is to get back in the game, it is important to complete all therapy to ensure a full recovery.
Commonly Treated Conditions Include:
- Patellar Pain Syndrome
- Runner’s Knee
- Osgood Schlatter’s Syndrome
- ACL Reconstruction
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Little League Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Repair