Sports injury rehab is best begun as soon after the initial inflammatory stage as possible. Due to the pain and discomfort that results from an injury, it’s easy to fall into poor habits that could compromise your healing and recovery. For example, if you hurt one leg, favoring the other can lead to other injuries or even a permanent limp. Book an appointment with us today for all your physical therapy related concerns located in Brooklyn.
The three stages of your sports physical therapy include:
- Early stage. This is the most vulnerable stage in many ways said Anna Fyodorova, MS, PT, DPT, MBA, sports physical therapist in Brooklyn because your muscles, tissues, and bones are usually still weak from the damage. Rushing this stage can lead to poor movement habits, ineffective healing, and a potential re-injury. Gentle exercises, physical manipulation, hydrotherapy, and yoga-style stretches keep your muscles limber, loose, and ready for more advanced rehabilitation.
- Mid-stage. This stage involves slowly building and strengthening the compromised tissues as you heal. The goal here is to increase the mobility and overall function. Good tensile strength equals healthier and stronger tissue for the continued progression toward full health.
- Late stage. This stage looks almost like normal weightlifting or an exercise regimen, but it’s actually exercises tailored appropriately to stress and build the healing tissues in such a way as to ready them for every day and athletic activity.
Your specific goals depend on your activity level or chosen sport before the injury or illness happened. Your recovery also depends on the damage done to your joint or tissue. Most injury rehab and sports physical therapy programs seek to progressively increase the physical load as you work to restore your muscle strength. This gives you the proper base for all your activities.
Common injuries can include back pain, knee pain, rotator cuff and elbow pains. For athletes in particular, there can be many causes that may trigger pain symptoms. When you exert great stress and pressure on something such as your lower back, it can result in excruciating pain down the road. It may also damage or fracture bone parts in your back that may further aggravate the back pain. A doctor or medical professional may review your overall health history to help determine the cause.
Our staff at TRI Physical Therapy Brooklyn will do their best to reduce your lower back pain and provide meaningful relief. Book a consultation with us today to learn how our physical therapy will address your lower back needs.