Sports injuries are injuries sustained by individuals while participating in recreational, high school, college, or professional sporting events. These types of injuries frequently involve stretching and tearing of the soft tissue structures within and surrounding the injured joint. Some of the most common sports injuries include:
The symptoms of sports injuries vary based on the type of injury. In general, patients with sports injuries may experience pain, redness, swelling, limited mobility, and stiffness after experiencing a sports injury.
FTMC offers medically directed rehab programs to patients who have experienced sports injuries. Our clinical team includes a Certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in family practice and sports injury; as well as, Chiropractic Physicians who also have educational backgrounds in exercise physiology and athletic injury management. This program is designed to promote healing and optimize the patient’s wellness following one of these injuries. The program includes medically-directed exercises, health education, and therapy services customized to meet the needs of each individual patient.
The medically focused rehab program can reduce the pain associated with both acute and chronic conditions. It can also improve the patient’s total function, allowing them to gain strength and stability. When a person has suffered a sports injury, starting medically directed rehab quickly helps the patient to restore function to that part of the body and limit any permanent disability related to the accident.
When a patient comes in with a sports injury, the providers at FTMC will begin by evaluating the patient thoroughly so they can create a customized medically directed rehab program. Depending on the situation, this program may include exercises to improve strength, endurance, and flexibility, as well as, more advanced exercises to improve balance and coordination. Patients participating in a medically directed rehab program may also undergo trigger point injections, cold laser therapy, chiropractic care, and electrical stimulation.
Many sports injuries will heal over time, but others may cause chronic problems. The purpose of the medically directed rehab program is to promote healing and help the patient optimize their function, strength, and mobility. Most patients notice they continue to improve with multiple sessions at FTMC.
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