Whether you, or your child athlete, is in a youth league, playing football at the collegiate level or throw the pigskin around with friends for fun, physical therapy for football can help. Our patients incorporate physical therapy in their healthy lifestyle for a range of reasons. For some of our football players they use physical therapy to recover from a football injury while others use it to prevent injuries, enhance performance, to avoid surgery or to recover from a surgery.
At Breaking Through, our sports rehab physical therapy sessions are unique. Our physical therapists get results for football athletes to get back to the game with improved movement, less pain AND with less sessions. All our sports rehab sessions are specifically designed to uncover the cause of injury, discomfort or limited mobility and then create a physical therapy program to strengthen and engage the muscles, reeducated them on patterns of movement, and in turn strengthening the body and improving performance!
Football Sports Rehab: Common Football Injuries
Our physical therapy sessions are systematically designed to treat each athlete one on one to diagnose and restore normal function in the body. Patients use our PT sessions with great success for treating acute pain, chronic pain, sports injury and improving sports performance. Even though common football injuries include: knee ligament injuries, ankle strains, shin splints, lower back sprains and separated shoulders, our approach is systematic and comprehensive.
We do NOT prescribe rest, ice, heat, massage, taping, strapping, anti-inflammatories or injections. Together, with a head to toe functional screen to start each session, we identify dysfunctional movement patterns and weaknesses in the musculoskeletal system. After your initial assessment our physical therapist will be able to perform a treatment and prescribe exercises to restore your body to normal function.
Sports Rehab Physical Therapy Sessions: What to Expect
All of our physical therapy sessions are specifically designed for your particular movement patterns. These sessions are 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!