Sports Injuries Specialist

South Florida Rehab and Training Center

Whether you’re training for a specific event or you’re a weekend warrior who enjoys getting physical, strength and conditioning training is an unbeatable combination that minimizes your risk of injury by maximizing your body’s potential. The therapists at South Florida Rehab and Training Center (SFR) in Miami make it their goal to provide programming that keeps you in the game, performing at your best. Now is the time to start your strength and conditioning training by calling or booking an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q & A

What are the most common sports injuries?

No matter the sport or activity, the most common sports injuries are:

• Sprained ankle
• Pulled groin
• Hamstring strain
• Shin splints
• ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, tear in the knee
• Other knee injuries
• Tennis elbow

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it represents the most common reasons athletes seek medical help.

What are the most common symptoms of a sports injury?

Sports injuries can happen in an instant or over time, so the list of symptoms to watch out for is extensive. That said, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, and they don’t seem to be improving, it may be time to seek help from a physical therapist:

• Sharp and intermittent pain caused by certain movements or a dull, generalized ache
• Swelling
• Redness or discoloration in your skin
• Tenderness
• Inability to support weight
• Limited function

If the pain is severe, seek medical attention right away. If your injury doesn’t require immediate medical care, make an appointment with your physical therapist to get checked out.

How can physical therapy help my sports injury?

With direct access now available in Florida, patients can come directly to Physical Therapy for diagnosis and treatment of an injury or overuse dysfunction. Physical therapy accomplishes many long-term outcomes, including:

• Getting rid of pain
• Strengthening the injured site
• Restoring flexibility and mobility
• Preventing re-injury

The physical therapists at South Florida Rehab and Training Center are experts when it comes to sports injuries, and they tailor a plan to meet your goals without resorting to risky surgeries or painkillers whenever possible.

With one-on-one work, the physical therapists at South Florida Rehab and Training Center treat the underlying cause of the injury, as well as any collateral issues, to ensure that you can go back to your preferred sport or activity with the necessary strength and functionality.

How can I protect myself against sports injuries?

Strength and conditioning training is far and away the best way to prevent sports injuries. The physical therapists at South Florida Rehab and Training Center offer comprehensive and individualized strength and conditioning training plans that help you enjoy your sport of choice without being sidelined.

To get back in the game, call South Florida Rehab and Training Center, or request an appointment online.

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