Rehabilitation for common sports injuries

August 1, 2023

Rehabilitation for common sports injuries


Physical therapists can treat physically active patients who may have back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, burns, wounds, osteoporosis, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and countless other conditions affecting their ability to move freely and without pain. Our physical therapists work collaboratively with patients designing treatment plans for their individual goals, challenges, and needs.


  • Meniscal Tears

Meniscal injuries can often be managed without surgery. A short course of treatment provided by a physical therapist can help determine whether a patient’s knee will recover without surgery. Physical therapy can control pain and swelling and restore full strength and mobility to the knee. If a torn meniscus recovers on its own or requires surgery, a physical therapist can play an important role in helping you return to your previous activities. We can help you learn to walk without a limp and go up and down stairs with ease. We also will design special exercises to maintain strength during recovery and help restore full movement. Home exercise programs are given specific to each condition helping you to participate in your own recovery.


  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

We may use a variety of treatments and technologies to control and reduce pain and swelling, which may include ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, taping, exercises, and hands-on therapy, such as massage. Certain exercises will aid healing at each stage of recovery. We can choose and teach the correct exercises and equipment to steadily restore your strength and agility. These may include the use of cuff weights, stretch bands, weight-lifting equipment, and cardio-exercise equipment, such as treadmills or stationary bicycles. We are trained and experienced in choosing the best treatments and exercises to help you heal, return to your normal lifestyle, and reach your goals faster than you are likely to do on your own.


  • Sports Psychology and Injury Rehabilitation

A significant amount of physical therapy is likely to be involved to regain strength and range of motion, but the athlete’s body might not be the only thing that could benefit from treatment. Their thoughts and emotions could need rehabilitation as well. Recent studies suggest that fear of reinjury is commonly cited among knee injury patients who don’t return to their sport. The body may be willing, but the mind may not. A physical therapist can help an athlete’s belief in his or her ability to recover from any injury. Their understanding of the process to get there, can be key to returning to sport.


Here are several other areas we specialize in:


  • Low back and neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-operative rehabilitation from orthopedic surgical


  • Muscle strains
  • Joint sprains/pain/swelling, including knee and ankle
  • Chronic pain
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



  • Performance enhancement
  • Injury prevention
  • Treatment and rehabilitation



  • Healthy adults who want to continue to safely pursue

recreational activities as they age

  • Individuals who are at risk for injuries from falls or

other adverse events

  • Persons with medical conditions that limit their

mobility or ability to perform activities independently

  • Older persons who need rehabilitation after surgery


Acute Care

  • Total joint replacements
  • Fractures or multiple trauma
  • Fall risk or balance issues
  • Acute infection/wound care/burn care


Cardiovascular and Pulmonary

  • Acute and chronic respiratory disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease