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Each sport carries at least some risk of injury. Depending on the type of injury, physical therapy treatment is more often than not crucial to the athlete’s recovery. PT is frequently recommended to treat injuries such as tendinitis, bursitis, sprains, and strains and aids in fracture recovery. Physical therapy can help to reduce pain and swelling while enhancing movement and flexibility. The care and guidance of a physical therapist can be instrumental in improving the patient’s physical function, strength, and mobility following an injury.

Key Benefits of PT to Injury Recovery:

  • Relieve Pain – many physical therapy exercises and manual therapy techniques can provide immediate pain relief. Other exercises can strengthen muscles to support and relieve pain in other areas of the body as well. 
  • Rebuild Strength – the conditioning, strengthening, and breathing exercises of physical therapy are crucial for rebuilding muscle and This rebuilding enables patients to recover more thoroughly from the injury. 
  • Enhance Recovery – the early intervention of physical therapy can speed up the recovery process. Physical therapy treatment often decreases the time the body has to compensate for the injury. Physical therapists will develop a rehabilitation treatment plan with full recovery as the goal. 
  • Prevent Future Injury – by designing a customized exercise program, physical therapists can help to prevent future injuries and recurring problems that may occur during training. A physical therapist will also share preventative tips, such as avoiding certain activities and/or inflammatory foods.

Many sports injury recoveries are extremely time-dependent so it is imperative to begin physical therapy as soon as it is recommended. Physical therapy will only work if the patient works it. “Team up” with ACE PT to get back in the game quickly and efficiently! Contact one of our many offices today!

ACE Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Institute was founded on the principles of high ethical standards, integrity, honesty, and professionalism. When you step inside one of their eight convenient locations in the Washington Metro area, your goal becomes theirs: returning you to your normal lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.

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