Four reasons injured athletes need physical therapy rehab

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One of the most fun parts of sports is pushing your body to the limits, but at the same time, this is also one of the riskiest parts. Athletes are at higher risk for injury due to the physical demands and challenges presented by sports. Some injuries can affect the internal organs, but many tend to affect your muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, bones and cartilage. When one of these is injured, athletes should visit a physical therapist.

The physical therapists at Border Therapy Services have treated many people with all sorts of physical conditions, including athletes with sports injuries. If you’re an athlete who has been injured recently, here are a few reasons why you need physical therapy for a better recovery.

Four ways physical therapy helps athletes recover from injuries

  1. Reduces pain — One of the primary goals of physical therapy treatments is to reduce your pain through exercises, stretches and others techniques like hands-on therapy and massage.

  2. Recovers mobility — It’s difficult to get around when you’re injured. Physical therapists can help you restore your mobility and can teach you how to use assistive devices, like crutches or canes, while recovering.

  3. Improves balance and coordination — Physical therapists can help you improve your balance and coordination that are affected by your injury, so you can walk around your house without falling during recovery.

  4. Reduces the chances of needing surgery — Physical therapy treatments can help the injured parts of your body recover fully without the need for surgery. In severe cases when surgery is still necessary, you can still benefit from physical therapy pre-surgical and post-surgical treatments.

Contact Border Therapy Services for a sports injury treatment

The physical therapists at Border Therapy Services are skilled in treating many types of sports injuries. We develop treatments based on individual needs to help you recover as fully as possible to get you back to your favorite activities.

Please contact us today if you’ve recently been injured and would like help from one of our physical therapists in reducing pain and regaining your strength and mobility.