Athletes come in many varieties, from the occasional participant on the basketball court to collegiate athlete headed towards professional sports, and everyone in between. Physical therapy has always played an important role in the healing of sports injuries, but sports physical therapy goes beyond that. Athletes now also seek out specialized physical therapy techniques to help them prevent injuries and improve their performance.
Prevention and Healing of Sports Injuries
When you come to us with an injury which may limit your athletic participation, quick recovery is usually the first thing on your mind. At Apex, we understand how important that is to athletes. We will develop an individualized treatment plan designed for maximum results in a minimal amount of time. Our physical therapists will also give you guidance on how to strengthen the injured area and avoid future injuries. Your custom therapy plan may include some of the following treatments:
- Stretching and strengthening exercises
- Myofascial release
- Electrical stimulation
- Massage therapy
- Manual therapy techniques
- Neuromuscular re-education
Sports Specific Treatment Plans
Understanding which muscle groups and movements are most critical to a particular sport or athlete is crucial to the developing a sports treatment plan. The physical therapy team at Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center understands these nuances and apply this knowledge when working with athletes. Athletes we serve participate in a wide range of sports, including:
- Basketball players
- Football players
- Hockey players
- Baseball players
- Soccer players
- Tennis players
- Weight lifters
Proactive Sports Therapy
Too often, we don’t see athletes until after they experience an injury. We encourage parents of high school athletes to schedule sessions with us during their off season or before the school year starts. We can work with them on improving performance and preventing injuries that could cause them downtime during the sports season.
Whether you are the athlete, or your kids are the ones active in sports, we encourage you to contact us for your physical therapy needs. We have three locations to choose from – Fargo, Jamestown, and LaMoure, North Dakota.