Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in Plano, TX

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in Plano, TX

Over three million Americans suffer sports injuries yearly, taking them out of the game and affecting their quality of life. At Rise Physical Therapy, a part of North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine in Plano, Texas, physical therapist Daniel Kaminski, PT, DPT, and his team specialize in treating sports injuries in athletes and other active people. Call Rise Physical Therapy today to schedule sports injury treatment, or book your appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q&A

Who is at risk of experiencing sports injuries?

Anyone who runs, plays sports, or works a physically demanding job can experience a sports injury, but they’re most common in people who play contact sports and those who don’t warm up properly before exercise. 

Though there’s no way to prevent sports injuries entirely, there are various things you can do to lower your risk. Rise Physical Therapy works with each patient to develop a treatment plan that promotes healing while reducing future complications. 

What are some examples of sports injuries?

The Rise Physical Therapy team treats various sports injuries, including:

  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon injuries 
  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocations
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Heel spurs
  • Overextended joints

The team also treats overuse injuries, like plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, and tennis elbow.

Should I consider physical therapy if I suffer a sports injury?

Physical therapy uses non- and minimally invasive treatment to relieve pain and promote healing after a sports injury.

If your North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine provider confirms you have a sports injury, they refer you to Rise Physical Therapy for treatment. Most athletes who enroll in physical therapy avoid surgery and heal much quicker than those who don’t. 

What does physical therapy for sports injuries involve?

The Rise Physical Therapy team uses a conservative, patient-centered approach to treat sports injuries. They emphasize manual therapies and healthy lifestyle changes that relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Your physical therapist might suggest: 

  • Range of motion (ROM) exercises
  • Dry needling to relieve stiffness and promote blood flow
  • Massage therapy to reduce swelling and encourage flexibility
  • Stretches
  • Strength training
  • Cupping therapy releases tension and increases circulation

Combining two or more of these treatments often provides the best results. Follow your physical therapist’s instructions and make sure to attend each of your appointments.

How long does physical therapy for sports injuries take?

The time it takes to heal a sports injury with physical therapy depends on the type and severity of your injury. The Rise Physical Therapy team usually recommends bi-weekly appointments for the first two or three weeks until your symptoms improve. At that point, they reevaluate your injury and adjust your treatment plan as needed. 

Call Rise Physical Therapy today to explore the benefits of PT for sports injuries, or book your appointment online.