Sports rehabilitation is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of injuries related to sports and physical activity. The primary goal is to help athletes recover from injuries and return to their pre-injury level of performance. Sports rehabilitation can also provide advice on how to maintain an active lifestyle after sustaining injuries or dealing with chronic conditions.
The first step in sports rehabilitation is to identify the individual needs of the patient and develop an individualized treatment plan based on those needs. Treatment plans are tailored to improve mobility, reduce inflammation, increase range-of-motion and restore strength. The goals should always be specific to the athlete’s unique situation. The rehabilitation process also includes educating athletes on how to modify their activities to reduce stress on injured body parts.
In addition to treating injuries, sports rehabilitation can also help athletes improve their overall performance. Rehabilitation programs may include sport-specific exercises and drills to help athletes develop the skills and techniques they need to excel in their sport.
Overall, this is a comprehensive approach to treating and preventing sports-related injuries. By addressing an athlete's specific needs and goals, this rehabilitation can help athletes recover from injuries and improve their performance, allowing them to get back to doing what they love.
The Hetrick Center is proud to be the Official Chiropractor of the PennFC Professional Soccer Team. Our providers help all types of athletes, from the novice to the professional, recover from injury effectively and to safely meet their needs and goals. Integrating Chiropractic with Physical Therapy, Massage and Aquatic Therapy helps our athletes to recover faster!