WHAT WE UNDERSTAND ABOUT ATHLETES
Over the years we have developed a keen awareness of the needs and sensitivities of athletes. We understand and appreciate that athletes are:
- are driven to achieve optimal performance
- experience frustration when missing playing time
- are highly motivated to heal but need education as to when it is best for them to return to their sport
- need access to treatment after an injury
- gain great value when they are given access to injury prevention education
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OUR GOALS FOR OUR ATHLETIC PATIENTS
Integrated into our treatment plan are goals that are designed to help athletes:
- restore their pre-injury abilities
- return to their peak level of performance
- learn optimal movement patterns to prevent future injury
- establish a clear understanding of the impact of returning to competition prematurely
- return to competition stronger and healthier
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INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMS THAT WE OFFER
In addition to treatment following an injury, we offer two distinct and useful Injury Prevention Programs for Youth Soccer Players and Hockey Players. Our programs are delivered by trained professionals who are able to coordinate with the athlete’s coach(es). We offer athletes the opportunity to receive one-to-one injury prevention training and/or the opportunity for us to work with the team. Links to Program Information are available for download as follows:
SUCCESS STORIES TO INSPIRE YOU
Zero out of 10 on the pain scale…14 year old swimmer with bilateral shoulder pain was able to reduce her pain from 8 out of 10 to 0 out of 10 after strengthening her core muscles and receiving instructions on how to use proper postural alignment.
Tendinitis resolved…28 year old semi-pro tennis player who experienced chronic tendinitis in his shoulder was evaluated by P.T. and it was discovered that the patient was using poor body mechanics. We trained the patient in proper movement patterns using larger muscle groups and the tendinitis was resolved.
No further strain or tendinitis…16 year old Olympic figure skating hopeful fell during practice and sustained acute tendon strain (this was her 3rd strain episode). Athlete was afraid she would not be able to return to the high level of training necessary to achieve her goal. Using core strengthening and hip flexibility exercise, as well as a strengthening program for the ankle, this patient was able to return to her doubles heavy training program with no further strain or tendinitis.
Common Diagnosis Descriptions for Athletes
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