Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, it is important to stay safe while performing your sport. Any injury sustained during physical activity can be categorized as a sports injury – At Long Island Physical Therapy we’re here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game!
Don’t just wait for your injury to heal – get back to the sport you love ASAP with the help of our physical therapist
Our physical therapist at Long Island Physical Therapy will begin by cleaning the cups with alcohol. Then putting some moisturizer on your skin if needed after that they will put the cup through special suction pump on your skin where there is pain or tender points or spasm to creates a vacuum, causing the skin to rise and blood vessels to expand. In some more modern practices, silicone cups are sometimes used to create a massage effect.
The term “sports injury” is all-encompassing, including any type of injury that occurs while performing an athletic activity. It can happen just the same by lifting heavy weights at the gym or running in ill-fitted shoes, as it can by swinging a bat too aggressively or rolling your ankle on the soccer field.
One of the most important aspects to rehabilitating a sports injury is treating it as soon as possible. Your treatment plan and duration of recovery will vary depending on how severe the injury is, your health history, and whether or not the injury requires surgical intervention.
There are a number of different injuries that can occur while performing an athletic activity; however, the most common forms of sports injury include:
Our Physical Therapist are movement experts who can help you recover quickly and reach your physical goals. They will prescribe an individualized treatment plan for you based on your specific needs, in order to help get you back in the game as fast as possible. This will be done after first performing a diagnostic exam and the review of diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound. Treatment plans will take into account the nature of your injury, your fitness level, and your lifestyle.
Your plan will likely include manual therapy to increase your range of motion and reduce scar tissue, stretches to improve balance and mobility, and strengthening exercises to enhance the injured area, as well as its surrounding areas. These are all done to help you recover after your sports injury and to prevent further injuries from occurring in the future.
Have you recently sustained a sports injury? If so, don’t hesitate to request an appointment at Long Island Physical Therapy today. We’ll help you recover as quickly as possible so you can return to the sport you love!