Sports Injuries in Columbia
Athletes on every level deserve personalized care
Athletes on every level run the constant risk of injury. Professional sports icons run the same risk as those on High School and college teams and weekend outdoor enthusiasts. Whatever your sport or level of achievement, the risk of injury hasn’t deterred you from pursuing your passion and won’t either. At our Physical Therapy Clinic, we are dedicated to helping injured athletes recover quickly and regain their full range of motion and strength.
Repetitive Use Injuries
If you’re suffering from:
- Tennis elbow
- Runner’s knee
We will create a treatment plan for your specific needs which will include exercises, therapeutic modalities and movement modifications. This treatment will decrease inflammation and pain, leading to a faster full recovery allowing you to continue participating in the sport you love.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue refers to tendons, muscles, ligaments, skin, fat etc. (basically any part of the body that isn’t made of bone). These injuries are common in all sports and result in bruising, swelling, loss of mobility, heat and pain. We will help bring down the swelling, reduce the pain and restore full range of motion and strength to the injured tissue, bringing about a full recovery.
Most common in extreme and full contact sports, traumatic injuries can include:
- Damaged spinal cord
- Head injuries
Our therapists will design a custom regimen for you, depending on the type, location and severity of your injury. We will seek to reduce your pain and inflammation and increase blood flow to help bones, muscles and other soft tissues heal faster.
Personalized care for your recovery and performance
Our team will work together to isolate your injuries and rebuild your strength, mobility and stamina so you can rejoin your team and get back to doing what you love.
Need Help Recovering from a Sports Injury in Columbia? Looking to Improve Your Sports Performance?
SPORTS THERAPY IS THE RIGHT CHOICE
Sports Therapy or sport physical therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy 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.
Often, sports therapists 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:
- 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 therapists 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 therapists transition players to advanced conditioning programs that closely replicate their experience on the court or playing field.
Sports therapists often provide interventions and recommendations to assist athletes with the prevention. This may include pre-participation evaluations, equipment advice, conditioning programs (e.g. ACL injury prevention) and cardiorespiratory conditioning programs that are constructed to assist athletes in a safe transition back to sport.
SPORTS PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS
After a thorough evaluation of an athlete’s strength, neuromuscular coordination, flexibility, and cardiorespiratory fitness, the sports therapist will develop a sports performance training plan to help the athlete achieve their performance goals. Programs are tailored to specific sporting demands and provided to the athlete as a training regime (plan of action); or the sports therapist may coach and guide the athlete through a performance program on a several times/week basis again, depending on the athletes goals and needs.
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- Holley Munnerlyn
I continue to be blown away by the care I receive at Ascent Total Performance. Dr. Floyd has treated several different joints/areas for me over the years and his knowledge and skill is unmatched. I actually drive from FL because there were no comparable therapists that I could find for dry needling. He has treated my plantar fasciitis, tendonitis in my ankle and a work injury to my wrist. I’m so thankful I found this practice.
- Beverly Breuer
Katie at Ascent was knowledgeable, attentive, thorough and encouraging. She communicated well during each session and was genuinely interested in my health. I enjoyed each session, not only because I was given the tools to progress, but I also enjoyed Katie as a person. She treated me with professionalism and provided great customer service.