Participating in sports promotes camaraderie and physical fitness, but it is possible for athletes to get injured in any athletic activity. Sports medicine does not only apply to athletes on the field, exercise injuries can also be considered sport-based injuries. Injuries are generally caused by either repetitive motion or slight mistakes in form. Serious injuries can occur from repeatedly using an incorrect form in any athletic activity.
Most common sports injuries include:
Sports medicine is a focus of physical therapy that promotes prevention and rehabilitation for athletes. When an athlete is injured they not only want to regain mobility, but they would also like to return to their passion as quickly as possible. After an injury, returning to physical activity prematurely can lead to further damage. For all athletes, it is important to remember that recovery takes time, and patience will ensure the longevity of their athletic career.
In sports medicine, there is a wide range of treatment processes and braces. Our physical therapists are well trained in the use of protective techniques including taping and braces. With Proactive Physical Therapy and Wellness, sports medicine is a team effort. Our physical therapists collaborate with the athlete’s coaches, trainers, and other medical professionals to provide the best treatment possible. With an individualized treatment plan, our therapists will review the biomechanics and kinesiology of each athlete to treat and prevent any future injuries.
Have more questions about sports or exercise related injuries? Contact Proactive Physical Therapy and Wellness at 703-865-0667.