When our patients need physical therapy for tennis, they could be suffering an injury that occurred on the tennis court, have some decreased range of motion that's impacting their tennis game or are interested in improving their performance with our unique sports rehab and sports performance physical therapy methods. At Breaking Through we are athletes ourselves, our kids are athletes and an active lifestyle is something we understand. Part of our PT program is not to rest or ice. Our goal is to get you back to feeling confident on the tennis court as soon as possible - with better function and less pain.
Our sports rehab physical therapy sessions are unique. Unlike other sports therapists, our physical therapy sessions show results for tennis athletes to play with less pain and with less visits. We don't prescribe to the ineffective model of rest / ice / heat / massage / chiropractic treatment. Those methods simply treat the pain, a symptom that your body is moving efficiently. Our methods discover the underlying cause of your limited body function. We uncover the cause of your pain, discomfort or limited motion playing tennis and then create a physical therapy program to engage the muscles that will strengthen your body and strengthen your tennis game!
Physical Therapy for Tennis: Common Injuries
Whether our patients come in for acute pain, chronic pain, sports injury or to improve sports performance, our approach is systematic. Although there are common injuries associated with the repetitive motions endured by an active tennis player, we still treat the whole body and may find that our tennis athlete is suffering a "tennis injury" because of limited motion caused by an accident or sports injury decades ago. Common tennis injuries that bring in our athletes include tennis elbow, muscle strains and rotator cuff tendonitis. The goal of our physical therapy sessions is to restore original movement and function by strengthening weakened muscles and returning our athlete to their peak tennis performance.
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!