Sports accidents are amongst the most common form of injury in the United States today. Hundreds of thousands of Americans require emergency hospital care to treat sports related injuries each and every year. Manual therapies to treat sports injuries have proven to be one of the most successful and efficient means getting the athletes to return to complete activity and competition. While the methods and techniques used to treat these athletes vary, sports rehab is instrumental in helping injured athletes regain their previous physical potential.
From massage to myofascial release to joint mobilization to muscle energy to strain-counter strain, the benefits inherent in manual therapy via sport rehab have proven to tremendously improve the injured person’s ability to return to normal activity. Specific physical therapy will vary dependent upon the particular injury and the level of activity that the athlete is working towards. Chiropractors, physical therapists, and sports rehab specialists create customized plans to meet the particular needs of the athlete. The following are a few of the most influential benefits of sports rehab:
- Relief of spasms
- Increased cell metabolism
- Increased extensibility of connective tissues
- Increased cutaneous circulation
- Increased lymphatic drainage
- Restoration of correct joint function
- Stimulation of joint receptors
- Increased stretching of tight muscles
- Strengthening of weakened muscles
- Reduction of inappropriate proprioceptive activity
At Campbell Sports Rehab and Spine Center, we combine a variety of rehabilitation tactics to create customized treatment plans. In doing so, we are able to ensure that we are targeting the specific injury and generating the most direct path to recovery. To learn more about our sports rehab facility or to make an appointment, please contact Campbell Sports Rehab and Spine Center today!