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Sports Injuries

Have you had to sit out due to a sports injury?

Movement Physiotherapy & Performance can help you recover!

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Have you ever hurt yourself while exercising or playing a sport? Injuries are sometimes unavoidable in sports, whether you’re a pro or a weekend warrior. If you’ve been sidelined due to a sports injury, it’s time to see a physical therapist so you can get back to doing what you love!

Whatever your problem is, our staff can help you recover and prepare your body for the demands of any sport you enjoy playing.

Please contact us if you have recently suffered a sprain or strain, or if you are looking to recover from surgery or a broken bone. Our therapists regularly work with athletes and understand how to prepare them for any sport or physical activity.

We’ll get you off the bench and back on the field as soon as possible! Make an appointment as soon as possible with our Uniontown, PA physical therapy clinic.

What role does physical therapy play in sports injuries?

Our Uniontown, PA physical therapists are sports medicine experts. We are experts at identifying restrictions and limitations that may be interfering with physical movement and optimal functioning. To assess your physical condition and potential areas of concern, our therapists perform a thorough evaluation and movement screening.

We will use this information to tailor a program to your specific needs and ensure you are prepared to face the challenges of your sport. To ensure your results, our programs will include any appropriate treatment, such as manual therapy, strengthening exercises, mobility work, and coordination drills.

Treatment for sports injuries in Uniontown, PA

Injuries are common during any sporting season and are classified as either traumatic or overuse.

A specific incident causes traumatic injuries, such as:

  • Sprains (i.e., ankle or ACL)
  • Strains, including pulled muscles
  • Concussions (i.e., football collisions, soccer ball heading, falls, etc.)

Overuse injuries, however, are caused by repetitive movements and/or poor technique performed over time. Overuse injuries include the following:

  • Tendinitis (i.e., shin splints, jumper’s knee)
  • Repetitive stress with poor technique (i.e., stress fractures, throwing injuries)

Sprains are a common injury in sports. Ligaments connect your bones. A sprain can occur when a ligament is stretched beyond its limits. When a ligament is stretched, it becomes looser and more prone to being sprained again in the future.

Strains, also known as pulled muscles, are similar to sprains but affect muscles and tendons rather than ligaments. Tendons are the fibrous bands that connect your muscles to your bones. A strain can occur when a tendon is stretched beyond its limit. If the tendon is injured, it must be completely healed or it can lead to chronic overuse.

We will conduct an injury screening to identify any underlying conditions that may result in future injuries. If and when we identify limitations and weaknesses, we will address them head-on in order to resolve them fully.

As you progress through rehabilitation, the intensity and complexity of your program will be increased. To prepare your body for the demands of a competitive sports season, our team will incorporate sports-specific training. We will work hard to get you ready for the start of your season.

Tired of sitting on the bench? To heal sports injuries, contact Movement Physiotherapy & Performance today!

Sports can improve a person’s health and happiness, but they also carry the risk of injury, whether you’re a weekend warrior or a highly competitive athlete! Our physical therapists at Movement Physiotherapy & Performancein Uniontown, PA are highly skilled at treating all types of athletes and their various injuries. We will work with you to get you back on the field as soon as possible!

Make an appointment with our Uniontown, PA physical therapy clinic today, and we’ll get you back to playing your favorite sport as soon as possible!

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