Looking to Rehab or Prevent a Sports Injury?
Injury is never welcomed but it is a well-known risk in sports of all kinds. Most injuries, however, are easily treatable and preventable through a comprehensive physical therapy treatment plan.
Below are the findings of a comprehensive study published in the National Health Statistics Report (November 18, 2016) titled: "Sports and Recreation-Related Injury Episodes in the United States, 2011-2014" by: Yahtyng Sheu, Ph.D., Li-Hui Chen, Ph.D., and Holly Hedegaard, M.D.
- Most of the documented injury episodes (65%) involved individuals aged 5-24 years, with the highest rate registered by children 5-14.
- A little over one-third of all injuries - an estimated 2.9 million injuries annually - occurred at a "sports facility, athletic field, or playground."
- Injuries were commonly reported during:
- "General Exercise"
- Including running and resistance training
- Water Sports
- "General Exercise"
The highest percentage of injuries reported were related to a fall, followed by overexertion.
Both of these causes of injury could be effectively prevented as well as treated with physical therapy.
Sprains and strains accounted for the largest portion of injuries.
A sprain involves over-stretching or tearing a ligament. A strain is the same but for a tendon or muscle. Both sprains and strains can be significantly reduced with physical therapy.
The most frequently injured area of the body was the lower extremities (hip/knee/ankle/foot), followed by upper extremities (shoulder/elbow/wrist/hand), head/neck and then the trunk (lower back/abdominals).
A Few Questions For You
Are you unable to play a sport because of an injury?
Would you like to know if you are at risk for injury from your sport(s) of choice?
Have you tried over the counter medicine, pain killers, muscle relaxers, injections or even surgery for certain issues without the results you wand and need?
Have you received physical therapy in the past but weren't happy with the results and/or experience?
Does the idea of having to give up your sport forever due to an injury you're dealing with or could have prevented bother you?
Would properly fixing your injury or preventing you from suffering any injuries bring value to your life?
If you answered “YES” to one or more of the questions above then you would benefit from a comprehensive full-body assessment. Schedule yours today! Whether you are looking to recover from an injury or prevent injury in the future - you will not regret allowing us to help you get the results you are seeking.
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