Panther Physical Therapy Offers Sports Injury Treatment

Sports injury treatment

Nearly 2 million people need sports injury treatment every year. All sports carry a high risk of injury because of the trauma our bodies experience during practice and active play. Poor training techniques and lack of conditioning can cause sports-related injuries.

The most common sports-related injuries

  • Head, neck and back – Stress fractures, nerve damage, whiplash, facial injuries and concussion
  • Arms – Shoulder dislocation, sprained wrist, rotator cuff tear, bursitis and fractures
  • Legs – Shin splints, sprained or strained ankle, pulled groin and fracture

These kinds of injuries are not limited to adults or even professional athletes. It is estimated that 3.5 million children and teenagers suffer from sports injuries every year.

Sports injury treatment at Panther Physical Therapy

The sooner you receive professional treatment for your sports injury, the better chance you have of being able to find relief, as well as learn skills to prevent further damage.

Your first appointment at Panther Physical Therapy will include a physical examination. This assessment will help us understand your injury and how it happened. After your initial consultation, we will create your customized treatment plan. Below you will find a list of some of our therapies that are most commonly used for treating sports injuries.

  • Cold compression therapy – Cold compression therapy combines the effects of ice and added pressure to reduce swelling.
  • Therapeutic ultrasound – Ultrasound is used to treat deeper muscle injuries, as well as those closer to the skin’s surface.
  • Therapeutic exercise – Specific exercises are given to treat your specific injury.
  • Whirlpool therapy – Hydrotherapy delivered with a therapeutic whirlpool can relax stiff and painful muscles without adding stress to the joints.
  • Therapeutic massage – This type of massage has a targeted treatment area. Massages can help decrease pain and muscle tension and improve your circulation.

Panther Physical Therapy takes pride in treating all types of sports injuries. Our therapists customize each treatment plan to meet the needs of each patient.

Contact us today if you need physical therapy for a sports-related injury. We are ready to help you get back in the game.