Physical therapy treatments that are included in almost every sports injury program include but are not limited to:
Ice pack applications – icing can be extremely helpful in minimizing the swelling and pain caused by an injury. This technique is typically used by physiotherapists as the starting point when treating an injury.
Some injuries take longer to heal then others, bracing can sometimes expedite the process and reduce pain as you heal. They might even get you back to your sport sooner. A non-exhaustive list of injuries I may brace: Knee Osteoarthritis (research backs bracing this condition), Ankle Sprain, Tennis Elbow, MCL/ACL sprain, and Meniscus tears. .Read more
Acupuncture and dry needling are 2 forms of modalities that help a great deal with the healing process. The do this by improving the blood circulation to the parts of the body that need them. There are many other medical uses for these needling techniques besides healing (i.e. stimulation of organ function, allergy remedy, smoking.Read more
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave therapy, has been in use for a few decades and started with treatment of kidney stones. The use of this technology has spread to use in physical therapy for chronic—greater than 3 months—injuries and on trigger points. The theory behind the use of this machine is 3 fold: 1) to.Read more