Playing sports and exercising is a great way to stay in shape, keep your mental game strong and improve quality of life — even if you’re not a competitive athlete. Any activity comes with the risk of injuries. Being aware of the injury risks for your sport, can actually help you prevent them. At Twin Boro, our team is experienced in sports injury physical therapy treatment and prevention protocols for both children and adults.
When an injury stops you from doing what you love, we’ll help you get back in the game.
Sports Injuries Affect All Levels of Athletes in New Jersey
A high school baseball player tears his rotator cuff after years of repeating the same overhead throwing motion. A downhill biker, who was not using protective gear at Mountain Creek, falls and fractures his wrist. A master athlete preparing for the New Jersey State Triathlon develops inflammation in her knee from increasing training duration too quickly.
Sports injuries account for close to one-third of all injuries in teens and kids, while sidelining millions of adult athletes every year. Whether a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, sports injuries affect everyone.
Some of the most common sports injuries include tendon injuries, muscle strains and fractured bones. They can be chronic or acute and may occur from overuse, misuse, weaknesses, imbalances, collisions, or improper protective gear.
Any age group can be affected, but sports injuries are most common in elite athletes aged 20-29 years, and non-competitive athletes aged 30-49 years.
Regardless of age or activity level, the physical therapists at Twin Boro will devise a proper sports injury physical therapy treatment plan to help patients return to doing what they love, as quickly and safely as possible.
Sports Injuries Becoming More Frequent
Overuse is a big reason we see sports injuries on the rise. Today, we’re seeing a lot of “professionalization” of youth sports, with kids as young as eight years old playing one sport year round. As a result, some of these young children are experiencing repetitive stress injuries that can have a long-term detrimental impact.
Some parents may think that playing the same sport all year will enhance their child’s chances to play in college. Research shows that this often leads to injury. In fact, playing multiple sports or even just taking one season off can have a positive effect on their long-term success.
Treating Sports Injuries with Physical Therapy
Activities such as sports and exercise are an important part of anyone’s life. You don’t have to necessarily be a competitive athlete to experience the benefits of sport. When you find an activity that you love, it can help to improve mental, physical and emotional health.
But, when injuries occur, it can be frustrating. Our philosophy is to maximize the healing process in order to minimize the amount of down time. This way they can get back to doing what they love, without putting themselves in a compromised position to become reinjured.
If you’re looking for sports injury physical therapy treatment, give us a call at1-888-416-8001 to schedule your no-obligation appointment at one of our 23 convenient New Jersey clinics.
Twin Boro Physical Therapy: Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey
Voted Readers’ Choice Best of New Jersey, Twin Boro has provided NJ residents with high quality physical therapy and rehab for over 39 years! It’s our award-winning approach, proven results and reputation that sets us apart. By incorporating the One2Four program into each patient’s program, the latest and most reliable scientific research and techniques are incorporated into effective evidence-based practice. We deliver only the highest standard of care with the unique One2Four approach.
It’s no surprise that Twin Boro Physical Therapy has also been voted the best physical therapy practice in New Jersey by the readers of mycentraljersey.com.