Sports injuries are an unfortunate consequence of competing, even at recreational and professional levels. We have extensive training, experience, and success working with athletes of all ages. We will work with you through each phase of your recovery to help you get back to doing what you love.
What is our approach?
The sports injuries that occur with individual and team competition can range from minor to catastrophic. Sports injuries treatment includes education to avoid over-training, biomechanical analysis to change technique (e.g., high-speed video analysis for running), or more traditional physical therapy to reduce pain and swelling. Our approach to sports injuries treatment helps improve joint mobility, muscular flexibility, strength, and dynamic stability. Our evaluation and treatment philosophy is comprehensive, where we view the individual as a whole system. Our Sherwood and Bethany physical therapists at Evolve Physical Therapy will work with you every step of the way.
We have the expertise
We have experience working with overuse and traumatic sports injuries. Our training includes:
- Emergency Medical Response for on-the-field sports injuries
- Comprehensive teaching/education process
- “Return to Play” criteria for safe and effective rehabilitation
Sports Injuries We Treat
Tendinitis can occur all over the body and is a very common sports injury. It is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon. The symptoms of tendinitis are pain and tenderness around the affected joint.
Sprains, Strains, and Tears
Sprains and strains usually occur when someone twists, falls or hits something in a way that forces the body out of its normal position. A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament, while a strain is also a stretch or tear, but involves a muscle or tendon.
Overuse injuries are a type of injury that is caused by repetitive activities or trauma. Common overuse injuries are tendinitis or stress fractures.
Patellofemoral Syndrome (Runner's Knee)
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee or Jumper’s Knee) is pain at the front and around your kneecap. It is a common running and jumping injury. Patellofemoral pain symptoms occur during activity (e.g., running, squatting, going up/down stairs).
Overhead Athlete Injury
Overhead athletes (swimmer, baseball, volleyball, javelin, etc.) are more susceptible to sports injuries associated with rapid and repeated shoulder movements and rotations. Some of these sports injuries include: scapula syndrome, labral tears, nerve-related pathology, tendon injuries, fractures, and dislocations.
A joint dislocation occurs when there is a separation in the joint from its normal position. This is usually a painful injury that temporarily immobilizes the affected area. Sports injuries involving dislocations mostly happen from falls and high impact forces.
The muscles of your leg are divided into four compartments, each made of connective tissue. Compartment Syndrome is when those muscles swell up during exercise, compromising circulation and prohibiting muscular function while causing intense pain in the lower leg.
Illiotibial Band Injury (IT Band)
Iliotibial (IT) Band syndrome occurs when the IT band becomes inflamed and tight. Is it a common sports injury with runners because of the constant rubbing of the IT band against the knee. Common symptoms of IT band injuries are knee swelling, stiffness, knee and sometimes hip pain.
Fractures and Stress Fractures
While fractures are clean breaks, a stress fracture is a small crack or severe bruising of a bone. Stress fractures occur when your muscles become tired and fatigued and are unable to absorb the shock from activity. Pain is the most common symptom of a fracture, along with tenderness and swelling.
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