Return To Sport Rehabilitation
What is Return to Sport Physical Therapy?
Sports-related injuries are incredibly common. In fact, over 2 million high school athletes suffer from sports-related injuries annually, and 3.5 million kids under the age of 14 receive treatment for sports-related injuries annually. These numbers don’t even account for the number of adult athletes sustaining sports-related injuries each year.
No matter your age or level of physical ability, physical therapy can assist in your recovery of a sports injury. At Oklahoma Hand and Physical Therapy, our “return to sport” focused rehabilitation is designed to get you back to doing the activities you love as soon as is safely possible.
How Will Return to Sport Rehabilitation Benefit Me?
Physical therapy not only treats injuries, but can help you avoid them! Physical therapists are experts in movement, and our team at Oklahoma Hand and Physical Therapy can identify factors contributing to your injury that you may have never considered. Whether it’s range of motion, motor control impairment, or weakness of the core, as we address your specific issues, your risk of injury significantly decreases.
We understand that no two bodies are the same. This means no two treatment plans should be exactly the same, either. Because we all experience pain and injury differently, and because we all recover in different ways, your treatment plan will be uniquely designed to suit your personal needs. After a physical evaluation, your physical therapist will create your custom treatment plan based on your specific injury, stage of recovery, any underlying conditions, as well as your personal goals.
While your treatment plan may begin focused on pain relief, inflammation reduction, and tissue healing, once your pain and/or swelling are no longer present, you’ll move on to the next phase of your treatment plan. Here is where we’ll focus on building and restoring your strength, balance, endurance, and range of motion.
In addition to helping you avoid injuries or recover from injuries, physical therapy can help you avoid potentially harmful drugs and invasive surgeries. Some of the ways we do this include:
- Therapeutic exercises
- Varying modalities and specialized treatments such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation
- Manual therapy, including massage or joint mobilizations
Helpful in treating both acute and chronic sports related injuries, physical therapy educates you about what your body is experiencing and how your recovery process will go. From ligament sprains to muscle strains to tendinitis and more, we can help you feel better and reach your physical goals.
Contact Us Today!
Physical therapy is one of the best ways to find symptom relief. Also effective in preventing injuries and enhancing your performance, physical therapy has something to offer everyone.
If you’re an athlete suffering from a sports related injury and you’re ready to return to sports, don’t waste any more time on the sidelines! Contact us today!