What is sports rehabilitation?
Sports rehabilitation offers a multi-disciplinary approach to treating injuries sustained through sports participation. The goal is to have the athlete regain normal pain-free mobility.
The most common injuries treated through sports rehabilitation are sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments caused by overstretching or tearing, whereas a strain is an injury or tear to the muscle itself. Other conditions often treated include fractures, arthritis issues, overuse injuries and generalized pain issues.
What happens during sports rehabilitation?
Sports rehabilitation often begins with a pain-management treatment program compiled by one of our licensed physical therapists. This pain-relief program may include ice or heat application, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
- Ultrasound is an effective tool used to increase circulation to the affected or injured area and assist in speeding up the healing process. It can also reduce pain-causing swelling.
- Electrical stimulation, commonly known as TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, uses electric waves to penetrate into the muscle, helping to reduce pain.
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