Physical Therapist for CrossFit, Cross Training and Weight Lifting

The unique approach to sports rehab physical training at Breaking Through is a perfect fit for most CrossFit athletes, weight lifters and those that incorporate cross training into their regular fitness routine. Athletes participating in cross training and CrossFit typically include a component of weight lifting or weight training. We know you're cross training, doing CrossFit and lifting weights to strengthen the body, improve performance in other team sports and/or avoid injury, so when you're feeling pain, decreased mobility and function or suffer from a sports injury, you're not the type of athlete who wants to rest. And we don't want you to!

Physical Therapist for CrossFit, Cross Training and Weightlifting

Our sports rehab plan takes into account the athlete's intensity and desire for strength. These intense athletes prefer the Breaking Through method of physical therapy - where we treat the whole body, rather than just the injury.  We teach exercises to strengthen the weaker areas which contributing to the injury, putting the athlete in charge of their own recovery plan.  We'll also go over modifications to incorporate into your WODs or weight training until full function is regained.

CrossFit Sports Rehab: Common Injuries

Breaking Through physical therapy sessions are designed to diagnose and restore normal function in the body - whether our patients come in for acute pain, chronic pain, sports injury or to improve sports performance, our approach is systematic. It can be common for CrossFit athletes to pull, strain or otherwise injure lower back, wrist, knees and shoulder. And another common injury is tennis elbow and Achilles tendonitis.  With our CrossFit and weight training athletes, we find often they work around muscle soreness as part of their fitness program - making it difficult to identify which movement(s) or lift "caused" the injury. With our sports rehab approach, it doesn't matter that our patient isn't sure if the snatch, muscle-ups or heavy kettlebell swings contributed to their low back pain because we treat and diagnose the whole body with each physical therapy session.

Josh Palcic, PT, DPT

Dr. Josh explains how our bodies communicate with us by generating pain and how physical therapy sessions at Breaking Through are designed to restore your function, while decreasing your pain in less sessions and with long-lasting results.

Sports Rehab Physical Therapy Sessions: What to Expect

Your Physical Therapist begins each visit with a personal, one-to-one assessment and treatment focused on how your body moves, pain and discomfort your feeling and your individual needs. This assessment assumes nothing and will test your body's function from toes to skull during each visit.  Our system will demonstrate that pain and decreased function in 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 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!


If it's a golf injury, or pain that flares up while you golf, keeping you from enjoying the game, let's get you back on the green with our proven sports rehab for golfers.


Golf Sports Rehab


Running injuries can be devastating to a runner.  Whether pain in your hips, knees, lower legs or feet (i.e. plantar fasciitis), our systematic approach uncovers the root cause to get you back to enjoying your runs.

Sports Rehab for Runners


Experiencing pain while cross training, doing your CrossFit WODs, or weight lifting? We assess the whole body function and work to get those muscles firing together again for peak performance.

Weightlifting Physical Therapy


Whether it's tennis or the growing sport of pickleball, an injury from overuse or body position is common.  Our sports rehab will have you serving again with strength and not pain.

Tennis Injury Physical Therapy


A football injury will be game-changing at any level. In our rehab program we'll focus on body function and motion, rather than pain and symptoms, to get you off the sidelines.

Sports Rehab for Football Injury


Most other team sports - basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, baseball and soccer, carry heightened risks of injury when "game time" intensity kicks in. Our sports rehab is designed to put you back in the game ASAP.

Sports Rehab

Physical Therapy for Sports Rehab

From getting back on the golf course to being able to perfect those olympic lifts, our physical therapy is designed for your sports rehab.


To arrange an assessment for sports injury rehab and physical therapy, contact us.