Momentum’s sports rehab center specializes in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Athletic Training, ACL Injury Prevention (Sportsmetrics), and Certified Hand Therapy. From the NBA to the NFL, our physical therapists have worked with a variety of professional athletes, including San Antonio’s very own Spurs, Talons (AFL) and Rampage (NHL). Not just tending to sports leagues, our clientele has also included the U.S. Olympic Team and the San Antonio Ballet.
What Is Sports Rehab?
Sports rehab commonly involves exercises that step-by-step get the injured area back to its original state. Initially, the body is taken through movements to regain range of motion, followed by stretching. In some cases, weights may be used to strengthen the area.
Sports rehab doesn’t stop once you can simply move the injured area again – as the injury heals and scar tissue forms, you experience stiffness and are at the highest risk of getting injured again. The professionals at Momentum will be with you until the end, making sure you stretch and warm up properly to keep your body intact. Most importantly, we will help you determine when to get back into the game or when to hold you back.
Sports Rehab Facts
- Football, cycling, baseball/softball, and soccer are among the sports with the highest injury rates. Skateboarding, trampolining and in-line/roller skating also are on the list.
- Signs of chronic or repetitive stress injuries include pain during playing the sport, dull aching when at rest and swelling.
- Runner’s knee, tennis elbow and shin splints are very common. To prevent these and other sports injuries, be sure to stretch, take breaks and have at least one day a week off of the sport.
- Sports injuries and sports-related orthopedic conditions are quite common. They can be caused by traumatic injury to either the bones, muscles, or joints (the musculoskeletal system).
- Extremities that may be affected include:
Upper extremities — neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers
Lower extremities — hips, knees, ankles, and feet
- Your musculoskeletal system is critical to all you do. Every year, thousands of people suffer a variety of bone, muscle, and
joint injuries while participating in sports, as well as seemingly harmless activities such as gardening and walking.
- Regardless of who you are — a professional athlete, amateur athlete, weekend warrior, or not very active – we can help you recover from many injuries.
- These injuries and conditions include:• Back and neck injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Fractures and dislocations
• Repetitive-motion injuries
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Torn ligaments and muscles
• Arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand pain
• Leg, knee, ankle, and foot pain
• Arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis