Whether you just started playing golf or you've been a golfer all your life, we understand that when the sport of golf has become a part of your life, you don't want anything keeping you out of the game. The sports rehab physical therapy you get at Breaking Through is extremely effective for golfers to return to the course with less sessions and long lasting effects than the typical ice / heat / massage / chiropractic treatment. We actually recommend eliminating those "treatments" because they are designed to treat your symptoms - the pain caused by the golf injury, without treating the cause. Our golf rehab physical therapy programs are created to engage the muscles that are not firing in order to strengthen your body and strengthen your golf game!
Golf Rehab: Common Golf Injuries
Golf can be one of the most physical non-contact sports - especially for beginners. When you're golfing 18 holes as an amateur, taking more swings to get from the tee to the green than the professionals, still working on perfecting that golf technique and carrying your own bag, you're putting a lot of strain on the body. At Breaking Through we do a full assessment on each patient for each physical therapy session. You may feel the golf injury in your shoulder, while our assessment reveals that your back or hamstring is actually the root cause.
We treat all sports injuries, chronic pain and acute pain whether caused by your golfing game, another sport injury or regular use. Common golf injuries we see regularly include: back pain, golfer's elbow, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injuries, knee pain, wrist tendonitis, hip tendonitis and ankle tendonitis.
How Not to Treat a Golf Injury
Although we can't say how to restore your body to normal function and get back on the golf course before an assessment, we can tell you what we will NOT prescribe for treating your golf injury. The golf rehab at Breaking Through will NOT include rest, ice, heat, massage, taping, strapping or injections. Together we will find out which exercises will strengthen the areas of weakness and get you back to your golf game in less visits with long lasting results.
Sports Rehab Physical Therapy Sessions: What to Expect
Another way our sports rehab physical therapy is unique is that it's unique to how you move your body and the habits your muscles have developed that impact the unique way your body moves. Your Physical Therapist begins each visit with a personal, one-to-one assessment and treatment focused on your specific individual needs. This assessment assumes nothing and will test your body's function from toes to skull during each visit. The typical sports therapist will spend the entire time focused on the one area that's showing signs of pain or decreased mobility and function. However, our system will demonstrate that your pain and decreased function of one area can be caused by weakness in, what would seem to be, an unrelated area. Your sports rehab will have more permanent results with fewer visits by strengthening other muscles in the body that a typical sports therapist would likely ignore.
During Each Sports Physical Therapy Session You Receive:
- An Assessment: You will perform a functional screen to determine the unique causes of your symptoms.
- Treatment: To treat the cause of your sports injury we use specific, hands-on sports rehabilitation methods followed by functional reinforcement exercises to re-educate your body.
- Re-Assessment: Performed at the conclusion of each visit. We focus on how you are moving and will assess that you are moving better than when you came in.
- Education: We spend a large portion of time teaching you how you became injured and for the prevention of future sports injuries. We then create a customized program you can use at home, work, or play that will strengthen your body faster and avoid repeat visits. We want You to become the expert of You!
WHAT THEY SAY...
What do our sports rehab and physical therapy patients say about Breaking Through?
I went to see Dr Josh about an old arm injury from a few years back. I was in pain daily and my hand would often go numb. I had 2 cortisone shots and was recommended to not use my arm and that eventually I would need surgery. Dr Josh was great at explaining what he found during my consultation and gave me workouts to take home. Because I live over an hour away he was clear and reasonable with expectations. After 3 weeks of doing exercises I am still sleeping comfortably and my hand has not gone numb once, and I am using my arm in daily tasks again! I highly recommend giving Breaking Through a try, you won’t be sorry!!
I suffer from chronic back pain (ruptured two discs in lower back 10 years ago). I re-injured my back last week while working out to the point where it was hard to walk, sit, stand, and basically move. My pain was so bad that I had to take a break from working out, which wasn’t good for my own mental health. I decided to try Breaking Through. I have had one session so far with Evan and seriously I feel like a new person. The next day I was back at the gym working out to full strength and stamina. It’s amazing how much he has helped me! Thank you Evan! If you are suffering from pain and limited on what you can do than give them a call!