sports & recreation

Sports therapy is an effective way to deal with sprains, muscle stiffness, and other injuries.

Sports therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on the needs of athletes and physically active individuals.

Sports therapists help patients recover from injuries like sprains, strains, fractures, and chronic pain. Professionals analyze how people move during sports activities and identify any problems with their body mechanics. For instance, some athletes experience muscle imbalance when certain muscles are stronger or tighter than their opposing muscles, leading to altered movement patterns and increased injury risk. Other biomechanics problems include joint instability, poor posture, and limited range of motion.

physical therapist helping a patient stretch their leg

Sports therapists use manual therapy and exercise prescriptions to improve performance and prevent injuries.

physical therapist helping a patient stretch their legs

By teaching proper techniques and providing injury prevention programs, sports therapists help athletes perform better and reduce the chances of getting hurt.

One of the common methods that sport therapists practice is manual therapy, where they use techniques like massage, gentle movements of the joints, and stretching to make the body more flexible and mobile, recover from injuries, and move better. Another method is exercise prescription, which recommends specific exercises targeting strength, endurance, and balance. These exercises are designed to strengthen the body, improve stamina, and help athletes stay steady.

patient using a machine to stretch her arm

At Bend Physical Therapy, we can help you alleviate pain, prevent injuries, and enhance performance.

Sports therapy is like having a personal coach who's got your back! It can be incredibly beneficial for athletes and individuals who have suffered an injury.

Sports therapy can help athletes improve their performance by increasing strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. It can also help prevent future injuries by identifying and strengthening areas of weakness. For injured individuals, sports therapy can reduce pain and inflammation, restore range of motion and flexibility, and prevent future injuries. If you have recently undergone surgery or been inactive for a long time, sports therapy can help you recover and prepare to start again. Sports therapy provides a personalized approach to treatment, allowing therapists to tailor treatment plans to the individual's specific needs and goals.