How Can Sports Medicine Help Injured Athletes?

Sports injuries can carry life long problems. They can make it difficult to keep playing the sport of your choice and can cause pain for life. Many times, physical therapy and sports medicine is the way to go to avoid having these problems affect you for life. Sports injuries usually include orthopedic fractures and sprains and muscle strain. These can lead to sever discomfort and limited mobility. As an athlete, mobility is important. Sports medicine can help you get back on your feet and on the field quickly. Sport specific programs are important for athletes when recovering, because athletes use their bodies differently than your average person. What are the advantages of sports medicine for injured athletes?

Exercise to recover – As an athlete, you’re already used to exercising and moving on a regular basis. Sports medicine incorporates movement and exercise into your recovery so you’re not simply trying a quick fix to the problem, but you’re letting your body actually aid you in your recovery.
Goal oriented toward recovery – The goal with any athlete is to get you back to your sport as soon as possible. Teaching your body to move in a way to help avoid injury and to help fix your current injury is a good way to maintain your health in the future.
Take care of you – The healthiest way to take care of yourself is to keep yourself moving. Sports medicine makes sure that you won’t be sedentary while you recover. It gives you the chance to take care of your own body during recovery rather than relying on medications to do it for you.

At Life Fitness PT, we can assist you with the following sports medicine services:

  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Athletic Training Outreach
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Personal Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Get yourself back up and running as soon as possible with sports medicine.

Life Fitness Physical Therapy in Columbia MD and other Maryland Physical Therapy locations are open for you to start and maintain a healthy fitness routine. Contact Life Fitness Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment by calling 410.368.1026 or find the location nearest you here.

Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+ as well to keep up with the daily.