Sports injuries and the benefits of physical therapy

When you suffer a sports injury, it is important to properly heal before returning to the action.

There are many factors that can lead to a sports injury, but physical therapy can help athletes cope with sports injuries. Physical therapy can help manage the pain caused by an injury as well as help rebuild strength and movement for the injured area.

According to the National Institutes of Health, the most common sports injuries include sprains, strains, knee injuries, swollen muscles, shin splints, fractures, and dislocations.

For serious injuries, surgery may be needed. If surgery is required, physical therapy will allow you to recover faster with pre-surgery physical therapy, which strengthens the body prior to surgery.

Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates in Downers Grove can help reduce pain, rehabilitate injuries and keep your body strong. Be Fit offers an innovative approach to physical therapy with integrated sessions that treat the whole person from the hands-on approach of skilled therapists.

With the appropriate recovery programs designed by a physical therapist, athletes can also help prevent permanent damage and avoid reoccurring problems. Athletes can benefit from physical therapy treatments to prevent an injury.

Physical therapists understand the increased risk of injuries when involved in sports, but they can design appropriate prevention exercise programs. Stress fractures and shin splints are common injuries for distance runners, but with physical therapy, runners can learn ways to avoid these painful injuries.

Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates encourages athletes to use physical therapy as a regular, preventative measure against aches, pains and serious injuries. Athletes can learn how to strengthen important muscles for optimal performance.

Talk with your physical therapist before training for a marathon or joining a recreational adult soccer league to learn what your body needs in terms of mobility and strength during training.

Be Fit Physical Therapy & Pilates: 4934 Main St. Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630.964.4008,