Have you ever sustained an injury or a sudden pain playing a sport you loved? Maybe the pain would go away on its own, but only to return every time you played? Some may even start to avoid playing the sport altogether, feeling discouraged and blame it on their aging body.
But did you know that chronic or recurring pain can often be helped and prevented?
The best time to getting professional help from a doctor or sports physical therapy is during the first 2 weeks of injury. In the State of Connecticut, you could come to a licensed physical therapist without a doctor’s prescription. A good physical therapist is qualified to evaluate your injury and start treatment. And when necessary, refer you to a sports physician if symptoms do not improve with conservative therapy, or when further imaging is required to continue treatment. By then you should have seen improvement on your own. Due to recent changes in the US health care system / Obama Care, and the shifts of increased financial responsibilities onto the consumers. Many of our clients experience a savings in time and money when they come directly to us for treatment of common sports injuries.
What makes our sports injury prevention program effective?
Our unique Three Step Process has helped both professional and amateur athletes return to sports after a variety of injuries. The three steps work together to ensure maximum healing and fitness:
- Correction of Root Cause: Successful approach to the injured area involves identifying all possible causes, often not directly linked to the injury, and sometimes not so obvious unless the therapist commits to a whole body approach. We often invest money and time on the latest skill and tools. You are not only getting an experienced therapist, but also getting the most up to date hands on skills that add value to your treatment and yield lasting therapy results.
- Unique Exercise Programs: A unique, personalized exercise program designed exclusively for you is created by an experienced therapist to speed up the recovery progress while keeping your muscles strong. We realize your time is precious and limited, and our therapist will design an easy-to-implement, step by step Home Program to fit your lifestyle.
- Return to Sport: When you are ready to return to playing sport, the therapist will give you the right tools to stay out of reinjury. You will be empowered and well informed on how to create a winning environment while keeping the injury to a minimum. No more guessing! An affordable wellness program may sometimes be offered to help you play through the season.
We work hard to help accomplish our clients’ unique goals, and to support them through a valued based process. We measure your progress so you know exactly how your are improving.
Who can benefit from our sports injury prevention program?
Once exclusively used by world class athletes, sports injury prevention programs are widespread today. As more people begin to want to improve their body image and strength, sports injury prevention is quickly gaining in popularity. Amateur athletes, weekend warriors, first timers, and athletes of all ages are discovering the benefits of sports injury prevention programs that are now available to general public. No matter what your age or current level of fitness, the goals of sports injury prevention program remain the same: a quick recovery from injury, and a successful strategy to continue training without getting injured over and over again.
Why choose Connecticut Family Physical Therapy for sports injury prevention?
For competitive athletes, the presence or absence of effective injury management can make or break a career, and may even help predict the longevity of a given athlete’s career. Sports injury prevention programs have traditionally helped world class athletes reach gold medals in the Olympics, enhanced game day strategies, and managed injury prevention throughout the season. For the everyday athlete (competitive or not), it removes a large part of danger associated with engaging in sports. Whether you are a distance runner or join a weekly pickup game, an athlete’s body goes through many changes during a fitness cycle. Micro-trauma normally occurs during a workout, a long jog, or a game, and often goes without being noticed by you. As you continue to challenge your body, minor pain can last and may turn into a more obvious limitation that prevents you from enjoying the workout. Our Three Step Process can successfully treat the injury while help improve your strength.
How does our sports injury prevention service help battle repetitive injuries?
Tennis players and long distance runners, among others, are especially familiar with repetitive injuries. These sports involve a high level of repetitive movement that can often lead to painful conditions such as tennis elbow, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, and hairline fractures, to name just a few. Ignoring the pain can lead to worsen symptoms, and if left untreated, pain may become chronic. Whether it’s a new injury or a chronic condition you have lived with for years and want to make a change, our experienced therapist will help you take the necessary steps to reach a desirable result.
Our sports injury prevention program will help address both your concerns and your goals. Even world class athletes must know their strengths and weaknesses, and we help you find yours. We use practical approach to help shorten the recovery time, and we will give you step-by-step strengthening exercise and tools to eliminate confusion and complexity of managing an injury.
Our goals are to help you reach your goals, no matter how small or how big.