The movements required by certain sports can leave you vulnerable to a number of different injuries. Jumping, cutting, and running at high speeds puts a lot of stress on your muscles, tendons, and other structures. Some common sports injuries include:
- Strained muscles or tendons
- Sprained ligaments
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Runner’s knee
- Tennis elbow
Sports injuries can affect your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Damage to any of these structures can greatly impact your musculoskeletal health, as well as your physical performance.
High Line Rehab PT has extensive experience identifying a number of sports injuries. With an accurate diagnosis, you and your physical therapist work together to determine the most effective way to help you recover and get back to your active lifestyle.
How are sports injuries treated?
In many cases, sports injuries are caused by overuse or trauma that affects your soft tissue, such as your muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
These injuries include sprains and strains. Repeated strains and other soft-tissue injuries cause adhesions or scar tissue to develop within your soft tissue.
Eventually, this damage can limit your mobility and keep you from participating in the activities you enjoy. High Line Rehab PT uses instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) to relieve pain and promote healing.
What is IASTM?
IASTM is a manual therapy used to diminish scar tissue within your soft tissue and restore elasticity. During the treatment, your physical therapist uses specialized instruments to apply pressure to injured areas. Over time, the scar tissue is broken down and the affected area returns to normal.
Depending on your needs, your physical therapist may include a number of additional treatments as a part of your comprehensive treatment plan, including:
- Electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic exercises
- Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy
In severe cases, surgery or bracing is required to treat your sports injury. High Line Rehab PT provides rehabilitation for patients who’ve undergone surgery or had to get a cast or brace.
High Line Rehab PT works closely with your doctor to help you regain strength, stability, and range of motion. The practice has helped thousands of active patients safely return to their activities pain-free.
To find out which treatment is right for your sports injury, call High Line Rehab PT or book your visit online today.