Sports Recovery

What is sports recovery?

Sports recovery is physical therapy that guides your recovery following a sports injury. In sports recovery at Back To You Osteopractic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, the experienced osteopractors design customized plans to help their patients heal and get back to their favorite activities. 

When might I need sports recovery?

You’ll typically need sports recovery if you experience a sports injury that disrupts your life or sidelines you for any length of time. Some common examples of sports injuries that might require a sports recovery program include: 

  • Ankle sprains
  • Groin pull 
  • Hamstring strain
  • Tendon strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Concussions
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Shin splints
  • Patellofemoral syndrome

If you already have a problem like a herniated disc, sports activities may worsen the issue, causing sciatica (radiating pain down your leg). 

If you have a problem like chronic back pain — something that affects up to 15% of athletes — you may need sports recovery care at Back To You Osteopractic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation to determine the root cause of your issue and get you out of pain. 

Sports recovery is a good option for any type of athlete, ranging from active children to occasionally-active adults to elite-level adult athletes, to get the care they need to reclaim good health. 

What can I expect during a sports recovery program?

Sports recovery programs at Back To You Osteopractic Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation include a comprehensive evaluation of your injury and a personalized treatment plan. Some common aspects of sports recovery treatment include: 

  • Balance training
  • Strength restoration
  • Endurance building
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Dry needling
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Blood flow restriction therapy
  • Cupping

The experienced physical therapists use a broad range of techniques to facilitate a full return to normal activities while also easing your pain. This multi-pronged approach can help you feel better faster, and also allows you to prevent severe pain before it can start. 

In addition, post-concussion rehab offers specific care to safely overcome a concussion sustained in a sports injury. Similarly, post-operative rehabilitation includes specific recovery planning for athletes who recently had surgery such as an ACL repair. 

Back To You Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation gives you everything you need to reclaim your health after a sports injury, and the experienced specialists even help you take steps to avoid future injuries. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest to you for sports injury help now.