Sports injuries can be a result of an acute trauma or a repetitive stress, which is often referred to as an overuse injury. These injuries can affect bones or soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles or tendons.
Sports today are played at such a high level that many athletes find themselves in year round programs just to be able to compete. This intense training in one sport can result in overdeveloping certain muscle groups while at the same time leaving other muscle groups underdeveloped. This creates an imbalance, which exposes the athlete to a variety of injuries. We are seeing injuries in athletes as young as 13 that were once reserved for the professional athlete.
Our therapists love to treat athletes of every age. Our treatment plans are catered individually based on our examination. Our goal is to get you fully recovered and back to your sport as soon as possible.
Commonly Treated Conditions Include:
- Patellar Pain Syndrome
- Runner’s Knee
- Osgood Schlatter’s Syndrome
- ACL Reconstruction
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Disc injuries
Tips to prevent sports injury:
- 1- Stay hydrated all day. In general you should drink 0.25 liter of water every 15 min of training. In general 3.7 liters daily for athletes.
- 2- Warming up. Make sure you spend sufficient time preparing your muscles and cardiovascular system to exercise.
- 3- Cooling down. Do not go down with your level of training all of a sudden; make sure you perform a good cooling down before exiting your training session
- 4- Proper technique. Make sure you are well trained or supervised by a trainer. Wrong technique may result in repetitive injuries or acute ones.
- 5- Increase your level of training very gradually from low to high. Sudden increase in loads and intensity can cause soft tissue wear and tear as long as acute injuries.