Sports Medicine

Sports physical therapy is a branch of physical therapy that focuses on the various types of injuries commonly associated with athletics. While all physical therapists are qualified to treat most sports injuries, more severe injuries often require the expertise of a Sports Certified Specialist. A Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) is a physical therapist who has a minimum of 2,000 hours of direct practice involving sports therapy. In order to become board certified a physical therapist must also pass a comprehensive test of advanced clinical knowledge, experience, skills and theory related to their practice in sports. Board certifications are coordinated and monitored by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).

A Sports Certified Specialist can help an individual return to their favorite activity in an effective and timely manner. By first assessing the cause and nature of the injury a sports certified specialist develops an appropriate plan of care to help the patient get back to normal activity. Surgery can often be avoided by working with your certified sports specialist. There are about 2,000 Sports certified specialists in the country and PHYSIO has one.

Common Types of Injuries Seen by a Sports Physical Therapist

  • Knee issues: jumper’s knee, patellofemoral pain, ACL/PCL tears, patellar tendonitis
  • Shoulder and elbow issues: little league shoulder and elbow, scapular winging, scapular dyskinesis, impingement syndrome, throwing injuries, shoulder pain, tennis elbow
  • Ankle and foot issues: sprains, instabilities, chronic pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, Achilles’ tendon ruptures
  • Sport related stress fractures
  • Post-operative rehabilitation: ACL/PCL reconstruction, Arthroscopic surgeries, Labral repairs, UCL (Tommy John) reconstruction
  • Return to sport/action physical therapy
  • Concussions

 

Treatment intervention can include: Dry Needling, Sports / Kinesio Taping, Blood Flow Constriction, Cupping, Functional movement screens, Sport Specific Ex’s

What to Know

Time

60 minute sessions

Activity

Repetitive movements that may include resistance, weights or cardio

Attire

Wear comfortable clothes that allow free range of movement, like athletic shorts and T-shirt

Coverage

Covered by most insurances and requires prescription.

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Locations Offering
Sports Medicine

Baytown Clinic

3818 Decker Dr.

Baytown, TX 77520

Mont Belvieu Clinic

9235 Highway 146 North, Suite 7B

Mont Belvieu, TX 77523

Dayton Clinic

605 W. Clayton Street, Ste. H

Dayton, TX 77535

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