- Manual Therapy (specialized hands-on techniques to facilitate movement, and functional control)
- Therapeutic Exercise – from active range of motion (simply working against gravity), to advanced resistance protocols, sports physiotherapists help an athlete recover the necessary strength to compete in their given sport.
- Heat, ice, taping techniques, and electrical stimulation
- Functional Retraining – all sports require specialized balance, movement patterns, and dynamic flexibility and stability. Sports therapy includes retraining the athlete in their given area of interest or excellence. Examples include helping pitchers recover their throwing mechanics. Assisting football players in cutting, catching, throwing, and backpedaling. Helping basketball players recover the jumping, shuffling, and shooting mechanics.
- Dynamic Strength & Endurance Training – most sports require endurance, balance, and short burst of intense strength output. In the later stages of rehabilitation of athletes, sports physiotherapists transition players to advanced conditioning programs that closely replicate their experience on the court or playing field.
Sport & Exercise Medicine Services
Need Help Recovering from a Sports Injury? Looking to Improve Your Sports Performance? Sports Therapy is the Right Choice Sports Therapy or sport physiotherapy is a specialized area of physiotherapy that deals with both acute, chronic, and repetitive injuries in professional, collegiate, high school and recreational athletes. Practice includes the thorough evaluation, treatment, transition back to sport, prevention, and performance enhancement programs. Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Often, sports physiotherapists work with post-surgical athletes to help them recover their strength, range of motion, and activities of daily living. To accomplish this sports therapy specialists use techniques such as: