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Return to Sport Therapy

If you’re an athlete, your sport probably plays a significant role in your life. Injuries can disrupt your routine and pull you away from the sport you love. Research estimates that over 2 million people experience sports-related injuries each year and must seek emergency services. 

We know that injuries can be anxiety inducing, especially if you don’t know how long it’ll take to recover before you can play again. A bad knee, shoulder injury or muscle strain can leave you feeling like you’re down for the count. Fortunately, we’re here to tell you that you can receive help returning to your sport quickly via physical therapy specialists. 

You can find out more below about returning to sport therapy, like what conditions it usually helps, why it benefits athletes and what to expect during your treatment. 

Conditions We Treat for Return to Sport Therapy

We treat a variety of conditions each day for all kinds of athletes. These are some of the most common conditions that we treat for athletes wanting to return to their sport: 

  • ACL tear — ACL tears are a common condition that we see at REPAIR SI. These injuries can be painful and can impair mobility in the knee until appropriately treated. For ACL tear treatment, we work with you to strengthen the area around the tear and improve mobility.
  • Torn meniscus — A torn meniscus is another common condition in athletes. Many types of tears can heal with physical therapy. During PT, our goal is to reduce inflammation and improve mobility, strength, and walking patterns.
  • Rotator cuff disorder — Rotator cuff disorders are frequent in athletes who play overhead sports, like baseball, tennis, basketball and football. During PT, we work to reduce inflammation, build strength and improve the range of motion in the rotator cuff.

How Return to Sport Therapy Helps Athletes

Using physical therapy as your method to return to play is always a wise choice. Physical therapy can benefit athletes who have experienced injury and even those looking to enhance their performance. If you’ve been injured during play, you should know that PT can help improve your strength, reduce swelling and inflammation, improve your range of motion, boost flexibility, and reduce pain.

What to Expect From Return to Sport Therapy

You can expect that during your sessions with us, we’ll guide you through a series of carefully planned and monitored exercises. Each movement you perform has a purpose and is part of a uniquely designed treatment program designed to get you back on the field. We’ll never rush you through treatment, but we’ll do our best to ensure that you get the results you’re looking for in as little time as possible.

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