Sports Injury Specialist

Loudoun Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists located in Leesburg, VA & Lansdowne, VA

When an athlete is sidelined due to an injury, the impact can go beyond the toll it takes on the body. The team at Loudoun Physical Therapy in Virginia, recognizes that your sports injury may significantly impact your mental health, and overall well-being. If you have a sports-related injury that needs attention, call or book your appointment online with one of our offices in Leesburg or Lansdowne today. We also service the nearby cities of Ashburn, Sterling, Purcellville, Lovettsville, Reston, and Dulles.

Sports Injury Q & A

What is a sports injury?

A sports injury is usually a muscle or skeletal injury that is caused by the action and repetition that are innately part of your sport. Whether you’re a football, baseball or basketball player, or a runner, golfer or swimmer, the unique movements required by your sport may put strain and cause injury to your muscles, tendons, nerves, and tissues.

Types of injuries that may occur as a result of your sport may include:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle tears
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Shoulder or knee injuries
  • Golfer’s, tennis, and pitcher’s elbow

These, and other sports injuries, may be treated with high-quality physical therapy.

What can cause a sports injury?

Sports injuries can be caused by a variety of things, but most are from repeated strain on muscles, ligaments, and tendons over a long period of time. As an athlete, you strive to excel in your sport. This requires constant repetition of specific movements of your musculoskeletal system, and this repetition —if not done properly — can cause significant injury.

Most causes of sports injury are related to:

  • Poor training methods
  • Inadequate warm-up
  • Lack of conditioning
  • Inadequate recovery phases

Sports injuries can cause temporary pain or permanent disability. Treatment is important for preventing further injury and getting you back to the sport you enjoy.

How can physical therapy help my sports injury?

Physical therapy is the science of blending specific movements, specialized exercise, and up-to-date technology to help heal the injury caused by your sport. This science helps strengthen tissue, regain lost function, and get you playing again.

Elements of your physical therapy plan may include:

  • Complete assessment of your baseline function
  • Frequent, in-office therapy
  • Anti-gravity treadmill
  • Heat/ice therapy
  • Weight training
  • Specialized exercise plan
  • At-home regimen
  • Education for future injury prevention

Your physical therapy team at Loudoun Physical Therapy makes getting you back to your sport their top priority. With their expert care, you’ll be stronger and better prepared to perform your sport than ever before.

If you would like to pursue treatment for your sports injury, call or book your appointment online today.

 

Please see our blog about how to avoid sports injuries by clicking here.