Injuries are an unavoidable part of sports. Common sports injuries include strains, sprains, swollen muscles, fractures, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations.
Some injuries are acute, meaning they result from sudden accidents that may trigger severe symptoms. Others are chronic, overuse conditions that may trigger subtler symptoms over time.
Depending on their nature, sports injuries may produce varying symptoms and complications. Fortunately, most injuries can be corrected with sports injury therapy and athletes can return to a satisfying level of performance after proper treatment.
Some of the more common include:
Torn ligaments and tendons
Rotator cuff injury
Muscle sprains and strains
Knee joint injuries
Cuts and abrasions
Achilles tendon rupture
Some sports injuries result from accidents. Others may be attributed to:
Poor training practices
Lack of conditioning
Insufficient warm-up and stretching
Don’t let a tight hamstring, stiff shoulder, aching back or burning sensation running down your leg turn into a bigger problem than it is OR keep holding you back from getting back to the ring, the rink, the field, court or green. Get relief today and avoid the 55%+ failure rate of drugs and surgeries to fix your pain. You deserve the facts!
Tenderness in the hand, arm, or wrist
Sudden, severe pain
Not being able to put weight on a leg, knee, ankle, or foot
Inability to move joints normally
Extreme weakness in the leg or arm
A joint or bone that is visibly out of place
Pain when you play or exercise
A dull ache when you rest
If you think you have a sports injury, your physician may require a physical examination and ask questions about your exercise habits and any previous injuries. Imaging tests such as X-rays and MRI scans may also be necessary to rule out fractures and bone changes.
Medication - Doctors often recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen to minimize swelling and relieve pain from sports injuries.
Steroid injections - If medications alongside ice and rest don’t reduce pain, doctors might prescribe steroid injections to the affected area.
Surgery – Dislocated bones and rotator cuff injuries often require surgery, especially if surrounding blood vessels, nerves or ligaments have been damaged.
Traditional treatments have been found to only work 45% of the time. Prescription drugs and surgery may also come with a risk of serious complications.
Our Superior Method offers a safer, more effective, and virtually pain-free path to healing. By identifying and managing the underlying cause of pain, our procedures aim to provide lasting relief no matter what sports injury you have.
Successful healing begins with discovering the root cause of the patient’s pain. In most cases, pain in one area is only a symptom of a larger issue. In a full-body movement assessment, the source of the problem is identified by examining the movement of nearby or connected parts. This allows movement to be restored and the body to complete the healing process.
The Superior Method employs the help of a trained therapist certified in functional manual reaction. The therapist uses their hands to facilitate proper motion, improving areas of restriction. This is similar to deep tissue massage, but it incorporates movement.
The Superior Method aims to educate patients on how the body moves to safely ease pain and restore function.
With our smartphone app called Movement RX, we empower patients with the knowledge and tools needed to attain long-term physical freedom. All of the instructions provided by your physician will also be video-recorded and sent directly to your email or mobile device.
This principles-based method is designed to improve how the mind, body, and spirit work together to facilitate complete healing. All Superior Physical Therapy providers are Fellows of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. This organization is led by the reputable physical therapist, Dr. Gary Gray.
Mechanical vibrations that penetrate deep into the muscle tissue enable tissue regeneration and improve the lactic cycle, which is one of the most common causes of pain. The procedure also helps boost circulation and lymphatic flow to alleviate pain.
A fast, safe, and virtually pain-free method to reduce pain and address musculoskeletal presentations. In dry needling, trigger points or local contractures are stimulated by monofilament needles.
The McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is a distinguished and internationally researched method of diagnosis and treatment for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal conditions. Created by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie, this system has been used globally for over 60 years.
MDT-certified clinicians assess and treat all types of musculoskeletal disorders including complications in the spine, muscles, tendons, and extremity joints.
Don’t let a simple injury become a debilitating one, get treatment that will help you get back to the rink, the ring, the court or the pool today! Book your complementary path forward consultation with pain and movement specialist, Dr. Andrew Gorecki.
On this call you will be asked some basic questions as well as provided more information about how to treat your pain. Don’t delay, pick up the phone and call 231.944.6541 or request a consultation today before spots fill up.