If you’re suffering from:
Repetitive Use Injuries
Some sports require repetitive movements that can take a toll on your tendons and muscles. Some examples include:
- Tennis elbow
- Runner’s knee
We will create a treatment plan for your specific needs which will include exercises, therapeutic modalities and movement modifications. This treatment will decrease inflammation and pain, leading to a faster full recovery allowing you to continue participating in the sport you love.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue refers to tendons, muscles, ligaments, skin, fat etc. (basically any part of the body that isn’t made of bone). These injuries are common in all sports and result in bruising, swelling, loss of mobility, heat and pain. We will help bring down the swelling, reduce the pain and restore full range of motion and strength to the injured tissue, bringing about a full recovery.
Most common in extreme and full contact sports, traumatic injuries can include:
- Damaged spinal cord
- Head injuries
Our therapists will design a custom regimen for you, depending on the type, location and severity of your injury. We will seek to reduce your pain and inflammation and increase blood flow to help bones, muscles and other soft tissues heal faster.
Our team will work together to isolate your injuries and rebuild your strength, mobility and stamina so you can rejoin your team and get back to doing what you love.
We can help you get off the bench and back in the action.
Need Help Recovering from a Sports Injury in Kearneysville? Looking to Improve Your Sports Performance?
Sports Therapy is the Right Choice
Sports Therapy or sport physical therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy that deals with both acute, chronic, and repetitive injuries in professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes. Practice includes the thorough evaluation, treatment, transition back to sport, prevention, and performance enhancement programs.
Often, sports therapists work with post-surgical athletes to help them recover their strength, range of motion, and activities of daily living. To accomplish this, sports therapy specialists use techniques such as:
- Manual Therapy (specialized hands-on techniques to facilitate movement, and functional control)
- Therapeutic Exercise – from active range of motion (simply working against gravity), to advanced resistance protocols, sports therapists help an athlete recover the necessary strength to compete in their given sport.
- Heat, ice, taping techniques, and electrical stimulation
- Functional Retraining – all sports require specialized balance, movement patterns, and dynamic flexibility and stability. Sports therapy includes retraining the athlete in their given area of interest or excellence. Examples include helping pitchers recover their throwing mechanics. Assisting football players in cutting, catching, throwing, and backpedaling. Helping basketball players recover the jumping, shuffling, and shooting mechanics.
- Dynamic Strength & Endurance Training – most sports require endurance, balance, and short burst of intense strength output. In the later stages of rehabilitation of athletes, sports therapists transition players to advanced conditioning programs that closely replicate their experience on the court or playing field.
Sports therapists often provide interventions and recommendations to assist athletes with the prevention. This may include pre-participation evaluations, equipment advice, conditioning programs (e.g. ACL injury prevention) and cardiorespiratory conditioning programs that are constructed to assist athletes in a safe transition back to sport.
Sports Performance Programs
After a thorough evaluation of an athlete’s strength, neuromuscular coordination, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness, the sports therapist will develop a sports performance training plan to help the athlete achieve their performance goals. Programs are tailored to specific sporting demands and provided to the athlete as a training regime (plan of action); or the sports therapist may coach and guide the athlete through a performance program on a several times/week basis again, depending on the athletes goals and needs.
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Was introduced to Limitless Physical Therapy after a major run. I stopped by to see why they were different from other therapies . After talking with Krista, I scheduled an appointment for an evaluation. After talking with Krista, I told her that I had mild arthritis in my in my hips and knee and was told to take pain relieving medicine if necessary. I did not want to put a Band-Aid on a problem that maybe I could help in a different way. After the evaluation, I found out that my left side hip and knee were much weaker than my right side. I was taught how to do certain exercises to strengthen my left hip and knee. A month of during the exercises, I ran my next race and took two minutes off my best time I thank limitless, physical therapy for helping me do more of what I enjoy it.
Christa was amazing to work with. She listened to what I was feeling and my concerns and implemented ways to fix them in our sessions. I was very hesitant and worried that I wouldn’t fully recover but she assured me that she would do everything she could to help me meet my goals. With my busy schedule she was able to fit me in when it was convenient for me as well as stay with my pace. I never felt pushed harder than I needed to be I told to do things that were impossible. She let me stay in my comfort zone while pushing me to do better. I couldn’t have had a better experience. And I am happy to report that not only am I walking like normal again but I am starting to run again.