“Today was my last day for my treatment on my left arm. The pain I was in from the torn rotator cuff has been relieved. The staff and Dr Lemoine were very pleasant. I would recommend them to my friends.”
Sports Injuries Return to Play
Many of our injured patients are those who have sports injuries return to play goals. If you are active in sports and other activities, it may be almost inevitable that you will suffer some kind of injury at some point, no matter how careful you are or what safety precautions you take. At LeMoine Physical Therapy, we offer our patients the highest quality of treatments available. The following are some of the benefits our patients enjoy when they put their care in our professional hands.
The majority of our patients come to us because they are suffering from pain from their sports injury. The good news is that as you work towards the healing of your sports injury and return to play, many of the exercises your physical therapist will come up with in your individualized treatment plan will also help alleviate the pain these injuries cause.
Some of the exercises will provide relief from pain right away, while others will work on the strengthening of certain muscles that will then provide support and ease your pain. For example, when someone comes to one of our physical therapists with back pain, the therapist will likely include messages that will help build up the patient’s body core, which in turn takes the pressure off the back and eliminates the pain.
Recovery Time Is Quicker
When patients turn to physical therapy for sports injuries so they can return to playing again, it is not uncommon for them to be a little impatient because they are so anxious to get playing again. But healing can take time. The good news is that by exercising, strengthening, and stretching muscles, your recovery time is actually quicker than if you just let the injury heal on its own.
Keep in mind that every injury and every patient is different, so there may be other circumstances that could delay your recovery. It is also important for patients to come to every physical therapy appointment and to also perform the home exercise program that their therapist develops for them. And you want to make sure you follow the therapist’s specifically because pushing too hard could actually cause further injury and delay healing and recovery.
Preventing Future Injuries
When you injure a body part, even after it heals, it is always more vulnerable to future injuries. By continuing to do those home exercises, especially if you begin to feel any discomfort in the area, you can prevent the injury from becoming full-blown again. And remember, your physical therapist is always available to provide additional help.
In addition to exercises and stretching, your physical therapist may also come up with nutritional advice and recommend certain foods that can help with inflammation, as well as avoiding certain activities that could irritate the injured area.
Tearing or spraining the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most common injuries caused by sports participation. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), between 100,000 and 200,000 ACL reconstruction procedures are done each year. In these procedures, a surgeon uses tissue from the knee to make a new ligament in order to stabilize the knee and help the athlete return to sports and exercise.
Following an ACL injury, your physician will refer you to a Physical Therapist (PT) for rehabilitation, then work collaboratively with the PT to ensure that you are ready to resume your sport of choice.
Focus on your Rehabilitation
You will be asked specific questions related to your particular sport or even to demonstrate some movements. Your diagnosis and treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
Sport & Exercise Medicine Services
LeMoine Physical Therapy is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of soft tissue injuries, with knowledge of biomechanics, tissue pathology, and healing. We carry out a thorough assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation for all musculoskeletal injuries.
For complaints including:
- Overuse injuries and stress fractures
- Muscle tears, tendon, and ligament sprains
- Knee, ankle, and foot injuries
- Shoulder injuries, tennis elbow, hand & wrist pain
Call Our Clinic Today
Anyone with sports injuries who want to safely return to play should contact LeMoine Physical Therapy to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated physical therapist and find out how we can help. Call our office today.