When participating in sports there is always a risk of injury. Sports injuries can be classified as either acute or considered an overuse injury.
- Acute injuries occur suddenly and can be the result of a direct blow or collision. Examples of acute injuries include a fracture of the bone or a tendon or ligament rupture (torn ACL, Achilles tendon rupture, torn meniscus, torn rotator cuff). These types of injuries often need surgery and physical therapy.
- Overuse injuries occur overtime and are usually the result of poor mechanics due to muscular weakness, decreased flexibility, range of motion, and/or inability to sequence muscles correctly for the sport being performed.
What do we do? At Keating Physical Therapy we will perform a thorough exam to identify your weaknesses and imbalances that cause of your pain. We will use manual techniques as well as develop an individualized exercise program that will include strengthening, stretching, plyometrics and restoring the proper mechanics to return you to your level of sport. Our physical therapists not only want to eliminate your pain, but want to make you a stronger, more efficient athlete to prevent future injuries.
Below we have listed a few of the most common sports injuries, however, there are many different types of injuries and this is not an inclusive list.
If you have specific questions about your injury, please feel free to give us a call at (908) 276-0294
- Hamstring pull/strain
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis / Bursitis / Post Surgical
- ACL Reconstruction
- Labral Tear
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- IT Band Tendonosis
- SI joint Dysfunction
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Ankle Sprains
- Achilles Tendonosis