Whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite competitive athlete, we know how important sport is to your life. Physical Therapy can promote optimal tissue healing, speed recovery and ensure a successful return to sport following an injury. Our skilled physical therapists are experts in biomechanics and therapeutic exercise, allowing them to identify factors contributing to a sports injury. Their knowledge and experience can not only help you recover faster and return to sport sooner, but can also prevent re-occurance of the injury in the future. Our physical therapists have considerable experience in treating athletes of all levels and can help manage your injury and get you back on the field, court, road or course. Our therapists include athletes who themselves have competed at a national level and have a particular interest in running, rock climbing, ultimate frisbee, golf, rugby and racquet sports.
What Can I Expect On My First Visit?
Your therapist will perform a comprehensive assessment including a thorough history and physical exam in order to determine the nature or your injury and any important contributing factors such as muscle imbalances. Your therapist will provide you with education on the nature of your injury, healing times, pain management and ways to modify your activity to optimize your recovery. Active rehabilitation is a critical component of the recovery process and may include specific stretching and strengthening, sport specific exercise, balance and proprioception retraining and general fitness. Your program will include mutually set goals for a safe return to sport and activity, which your therapist will monitor to ensure success.
How Soon After an Injury Should I Start Treatment?
Treatment can begin in the early stages of an acute injury, even the next day! Starting the rehab process early can help promote optimal tissue healing and your therapist can provide you with strategies to manage pain and swelling.
How Long Will My Recovery Take?
Healing times are variable and are affected by the type and severity of the injury, any previous injuries, a person’s age and general health, and their level of activity. Your therapist will be able to give you a more specific recovery timeline following your assessment.
When Can I Return to Sport?
Numerous factors are considered before initiating return to sport. This includes an individual’s pain levels, mobility, strength, coordination and balance. A graduated return to sport is a typical approach, starting with sport specific exercises or drills, followed by return to practice and then return to games or competition. Again, your physical therapist will be able to provide you with a more specific timeline following your assessment.