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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in the greater Bonita Springs, FL area

Sports injuries, such as sprains, strains, and fractures, can send you to the sidelines, unable to participate in your favorite activities. But regular physical therapy speeds up the healing process so you can get back in the game. At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy in Bonita Springs, Florida, physical therapist David Lee, PT, DPT, and the team specialize in treating sports injuries with manual physical therapy techniques. Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule treatment for a sports injury, or book your appointment online. 

What types of sports injuries can physical therapy treat?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team uses physical therapy to treat various sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Leg pain
  • Hip pain
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Physical therapy is a safe and effective treatment for general wear-and-tear caused by repetitive motions, like running or swinging bats, rackets, or clubs. 

When should I see a physical therapist about a sports injury?

Make an appointment at Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy if you suffer a sports injury and your symptoms last more than a few days, even after conservative treatments like ice and rest. That’s particularly true if your pain affects your mobility or keeps you from activities like work. 

How does a physical therapist diagnose sports injuries?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the practice takes a conservative, patient-centered approach to treating sports injuries. Each hour-long appointment focuses solely on you.

Your provider will review your medical records and ask about your injury and symptoms, including where the pain occurs, what it feels like, and whether it’s worse at certain times or during certain activities.

Next, they will complete a physical exam and conduct a series of complimentary tests called full-body diagnostics. 

During full-body diagnostics, your provider will use their hands to feel your joints, muscles, and skin, checking for swelling, sensitive areas, and other signs of injury. This approach helps pinpoint the source of your discomfort without having to order X-rays or MRIs.

After identifying the source and severity of your sports injury, the team develops a personalized physical therapy treatment plan to speed up your body’s healing process. 

How does physical therapy treat sports injuries?

At Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy, the team treats injuries using a hands-on, drug-free approach. They might suggest:

  • Trigger point release
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Stretches
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Massage
  • Functional joint mobilization
  • Myofascial release

You might benefit from a combination of treatments depending on your injury. To get the most out of treatment, carefully follow your provider’s instructions and attend your physical therapy sessions.

Most people experience significant relief within 4-6 weeks of beginning treatment, but it might take longer. Be patient and stick with it.

Call Bridging the Gap Physical Therapy today to schedule treatment for sports injuries, or book your appointment online.