The Therapy Network has many specialists ready to help you with your sports injury. TTN believes in bringing a patient back completely from their injury to their pre-injury function level. Professional therapists assess and treat both post surgical and non-surgical sports injuries with great success.
Sports Physical Therapy is as much about how the injury occurred as it is creating a rehab program to address the issues. Physical therapists are the investigators, asking many questions and using a great deal of evaluation techniques to give them the most accurate picture of your injury. Once they have the clear picture, they can design a specific plan that meets your injury’s needs.
In treating sports injuries, our licensed physical therapists concentrate on:
- Reducing pain/swelling
- Creating strength and mobility
- Re-educating your muscles, ligaments and tendons to do their job or take over a job that may be reduced because of the injury
The Therapy Network uses multiple evidenced based protocols in assessment and treatment of sports injuries. Experienced therapists bring the best from each patient as they work with the attending physician to create a team approach to recovery.
Common Sports Injuries:
- Ankle Sprain
- Shin Splints
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Knee Ligament/Tendon Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
Some of these injuries can be treated right away after you have hurt yourself. The most common method of treatment for sports injuries initially is the RICE method.
What is RICE?
R – Rest – If you injure yourself in sports, rest the area affected. This keeps you strong and prevents you from further injury.
I – Ice – Putting ice on your injury helps to reduce the swelling associated with the injury. You can use regular ice or something less conventional, like frozen peas in a bag. Don’t put the ice on for more than 15 minutes at a time though, as this could hurt your skin.
C – Compression – Wrapping your injury with a bandage is an excellent way to compress the injured area. This also helps with swelling and swelling is what keeps the injury from speedy healing. Don’t wrap the injured area too tight, if you do, just re-wrap it as needed.
E – Elevation – Elevate your injured area. Elevation also helps keep the swelling at bay. Keep your injured part above your heart, if it’s your foot, prop it up so that your foot is higher than your heart.