Why Physical Therapy Is a Crucial Part of Advanced Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy - New Jersey
Sep 21, 2015 @ 09:12 AM — by Aron D Rovner, MD Tagged with: Physical Therapy | Sports Medicine |
The team at New York Spine and Sports Surgery has helped countless people restore strength and mobility following a serious athletic injury. This is thanks to our multi-faceted approach to sports medicine, which considers non-invasive, minimally invasive, and surgical options for care.
We'd like to use this blog post to focus on physical therapy and why it's such an important part of treating sports injuries.
About Physical Therapy
Following a major injury, physical therapy is an important part of restoring movement to a patient. This is an important part in sports medicine since physical therapy will allow an athlete to compete again, with the goal of restoring athletic ability and preventing re-injury.
Rather than relying on surgery or drugs, physical therapy tends to focus more on exercises for strength and flexibility as well as massage and other means of improving overall wellness.
Advantages of Physical Therapy Over More Invasive Treatments
Since physical therapy does not involve surgery or the use of medications, the treatment is non-invasive. There are no side effects to physical therapy, and there is no downtime required either as there would be in surgery.
Your physical therapist will work with you to assess your wellness goals, developing a treatment plan to help repair the damaged tissues of the body, whether this involve the bones and bones or the muscles and tendons.
Rebuilding Your Strength
An important component of physical therapy is rebuilding the strength of the injured area. To achieve this, a physical therapist will help develop an exercise routine that focuses on strength and conditioning. Many times they will assist you with these exercises to ensure proper form, and will similar make recommendations for exercises to do outside of professional care.
Increasing Your Range of Motion
If there is an issue with limited range of motion in the joints, your physical therapist will assist with various forms of stretches and massages to help restore full range of motion or as much range of motion as possible.
Restoring Your Mobility
Many times there's an issue with general mobility following a serious sports injury, which is why it's a major part of a physical therapist's job to find ways of improving your mobility. This often involves a combination of strength training and stretches noted above.
Combining Physical Therapy with Other Treatments
It's not uncommon for physical therapy to be combined with more invasive therapies, such as the use of medication or even following surgery. With the latter in mind, a physical therapist still help with strength and flexibility, with a focus on helping patients adjust to the changes that their bodies have undergone.
Working with Top Physical Therapists in New York and New Jersey
Following a consultation and after diagnosis of your condition, we will be able to refer you to some of the leading physical therapists in New York and New Jersey. Your can count on these physiotherapists to be attentive to your needs and to help you in your goals of restoring wellness.
Schedule a Consultation at New York Spine and Sports Surgery
To learn more about physical therapy and other options for promoting wellness after a serious injury, it's important that you contact our sports injury and spinal surgery center today. The entire team at New York Spine and Sports Surgery will help you restore mobility and flexibility while focusing on your overall wellness.