Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in East Point, GA
Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries services offered in East Point, GA

Sports injuries are common among athletes, but physical therapy at PT Works offers an opportunity for faster healing and less pain. In East Point, Georgia, Teresa Bristol, PT, Cert DN, DPT, and her compassionate team offer highly effective, holistic treatments for sports injuries to ease discomfort and get you back on the field, court, or rink in no time. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are tissue damage suffered while training or playing in sporting events. You might get injured colliding with another player, cutting, jumping, overtraining, or not warming up or training effectively. Wearing improper footwear also increases your risk of injury while playing sports.

Common sports injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Medial cruciate ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, and wrist injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Joint dislocation

Physical therapy is one of the best ways to rehab an injury, recover quicker after surgery, and reduce the risk of further injury. The highly skilled PT Works team has many years of experience treating sports injuries.

What are the symptoms of sports injuries?

The hallmark symptoms of sports injuries include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Pain
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Difficult mobility
  • Visible tissue deformities

While minor sports injuries can get better on their own with home remedies, medical attention is sometimes the best way to make a full recovery.

What are the benefits of physical therapy for sports injuries?

The benefits of physical therapy for sports injuries include faster healing, less pain, improved musculoskeletal structure and function, more strength and flexibility, and a low risk of re-injury. Physical therapy helps you recover faster after surgery, getting you back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Which treatments for sports injuries are best for me?

The PT Works team discusses your symptoms, lifestyle, injury history, medical history, and medications to pinpoint the cause of your discomfort and diagnose sports injuries. They also examine painful tissues and might ask for X-rays or other imaging procedures.

Which holistic treatments for sports injuries are available?

PT Works offers many effective treatments for sports injuries, including:

  • Injury specific exercises
  • Flexibility training
  • Balance exercises
  • Dry needling
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Bracing
  • Athletic taping
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Ice and heat packs
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Massage

Your specialist personalizes each sports injury treatment based on your needs and often recommends several solutions. They could ask you to complete exercises and stretches at home between in-office physical treatments to achieve the best results.

Schedule an appointment at PT Works by phone or request one online today to achieve holistic healing after sports injuries.