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3 Important Steps For Care After A Sports Injury

Posted by Renew Physical Therapy Portland on Thursday, April 5, 2018


Renew_Physical_3 Important Steps After A Sports Injury

A sports injury can leave you more than just sidelined. It can impede your life, keeping you home from work, school, or other daily activities. If not properly diagnosed and treated, sports injuries can develop into larger issues.

3 Important Steps For Care After A Sports Injury

There are three critical steps to ensure care for yourself after a sports injury:

Take Time – Rest is crucial to your recovery. This is also a good time to focus on proper body mechanics and hydration. Remain mindful and make sure your body has everything it needs to recover.

Physical Therapy – Your physical therapist can utilize therapeutic modalities—i.e., cold/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation—to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Techniques such as specialized massage, mobilization, taping techniques, and therapeutic stretching/strengthening exercises can also be used to restore pain-free function.

Prevention – Patient education is paramount in eliminating and preventing the return of symptoms, which will include an individualized home self-mobilization and exercise program as well as behavioral modification strategies as suggested by your primary care provider and physical therapist.

Renew Physical Therapy is proud to serve Portland-area residents suffering from sports injuries. Renew Physical Therapy utilizes several therapeutic modalities to restore pain-free function.

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