When it comes to injury and injury prevention, athletes have specific needs that may differ from other patients. This is why many physiotherapists have a specialty degree in sports therapy. At Elite Physical Therapy Associates LLC, we employ such specialists to address all your sport therapy needs. Whether you are simply looking for wisdom and advice in prevention techniques, are experiencing muscle pain and are in need of exercises, or require intensive rehabilitation from a sports injury our professionals can help. We know that for you, getting back in the race or the game is very important and we will work to get you on your way.
Using a wide combination of techniques such as manual therapy, massage therapy, exercise therapy and acupuncture our therapists will assess your injuries and create a custom plan for you. Rehabilitation from a sports injury can be a long, arduous process which can also take its toll emotionally. We understand that as an athlete, it is difficult to sit out and not be able to fulfill those functions in which you thrive. At Elite Physical Therapy Associates LLC, you will not only find excellence in our skills as therapists but also compassion and patience to help you along the process of recovery.
Proper physical education goes a long way to preventing sport related injuries. From proper warm up and cool down exercises to recognizing strain on certain muscles before they give way to injury, this is critical for serious and even occasional athletes. At Elite Physical Therapy Associates LLC, we feel it is our obligation to teach, learn and share any information and/or tips related to healthy living. For our part, we are constantly seeking new knowledge and techniques to pass along to our patients. The learning process is never done, and we recognize that it is integral to our clinic as well as to the overall health and well-being of everyone who walks through our doors.
At Elite Physical Therapy Associates LLC, we offer a wide range of braces from a number of major manufacturers. From soft neck collars and elbow straps, to patella/knee stabilizers and ankle braces we have you covered. We also carry air-cast ankle immobilizers which physicians often prescribe in place of the traditional plaster cast. We have the capability to fit you with custom knee braces as well, along with custom orthotics designed for various uses for specific sports related or general everyday function. Though these types of products are not a cure, they can aide in the recovery process for someone suffering or attempting to prevent a per-existing injury. We will consult with you to ensure you receive the proper product for your purposes and educate you on the proper use of said product.
Sports injuries are most commonly caused by poor training methods; structural abnormalities; weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments; and unsafe exercising environments. The most common cause of injury is poor training. For example, muscles need 48 hours to recover after a workout. Increasing exercise intensity too quickly and not stopping when pain develops while exercising also causes injury. If you have experienced an injury please feel free to contact us. We look forward to meeting you.