Treating Sports Injuries with Physical Therapy
The goal as parents and coaches is to maximize sports benefits while minimizing the risk of injuries for our athletes. When sports injuries occur, Norfolk Physical Therapy is here to repair your function and get you back to living a full and active life.
Fatigue, improper warm-up of muscles, and dehydration are significant factors in causing sports injuries. Managing sports injuries often require physical therapy to rebuild strength and movement in areas of the body after an injury, and helps to control pain and prevent permanent damage and recurring problems.
3 Physical Therapy Tips for a Safe Sports Experience
1. Get a Sports Physical
The goal of a physical is to maximize both the health of the athlete and his or her safe participation in sports. This exam may help identify conditions that predispose the athlete to injury or illness and can provide strategies for preventions.
2. Warm-Up Your Muscles
It is important to start any physical activity with five to ten minutes of a warm-up. Warming up prepares the body for physical activity; improving blood flow, increasing the body’s temperature, and enhancing the range of motion of the joints.
3. Stay Hydrated
Hydration should begin at least two hours before the start of exercise. Athletes must drink fluids while exercising to stay adequately hydrated.
Our goal at Norfolk Physical Therapy is to help you recover safely, and as quickly as possible after a sports injury. Through physical therapy treatments and sports rehabilitation services, we will get you back to playing the game you love. Call our physical therapists at (402) 371-9707 or visit our Sports Physical Therapy page today!
Posted on: Friday, November 30, 2018
Last modified on: Monday, December 3, 2018