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Sports Injury Rehabilitation: Getting Back in the Game

Sports injury rehabilitation

Your feet fall rhythmically in step as you run. Your body moves with effortless focus until a stray rock rolls under your arch. Your ankle turns, and you tumble onto your side. Pain ends the training session, and you go home for some rest, ice, compression, and elevation. When you get hurt while exercising, ice packs and wraps aren’t always enough. To get back in the game, you may need sports injury rehabilitation.

Which sports injuries are most common?

There are around 8.6 million sports injuries each year in the US. According to CDC data, approximately 40% of sports-related diagnoses include sprains and strains, making them the most common sports injuries by far. The next are fractures, which account for 20% of sports injuries. Others include superficial injuries and concussions.

What are Sports Injuries? 

Sports injuries are bodily harm or damage that occurs during recreation, exercise, or athletic events. They are often caused by accident or direct impact. However, a lack of proper warm-up, stretching, form, or equipment use can also lead to training injuries. If you are hurt while working out, seek medical attention—untreated injuries can lead to more significant future problems. 

What is Sports Injury Rehabilitation?

Recovering from sports injuries requires a multi-disciplinary approach to prevention, evaluation, and treatment. The goal is to restore the athlete to optimal form and function. With the right therapy, some clients return to the game better than ever. Once the injury is accurately diagnosed, a sports injury specialist can work with the athlete to develop an individualized treatment plan involving manual therapy techniques and strengthening exercises.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation at COR

At Churchill Orthopedic Rehabilitation, therapists, clients, and specialists work together to quell pain and improve mobility and strength. We work with referring physicians and coaches to ensure a continuum of care before, during, and after therapy. Our physical therapists use research-based methods to help with recovery from a sports injury. We develop a plan specifically designed for you to get you back in the game. If you are ever in need of sports injury rehabilitation, schedule an appointment to work with our highly-trained PTs.

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