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Sport-Specific Physical Therapy

February 20th, 2020

At HealthQuest Physical Therapy, we understand athletes. That’s why we’ve designed an entire range of sport-specific rehabilitation and performance programs to help you – no matter your game, skill level or condition. Our team has both clinical and personal experience with a wide range of sports and sports-related injuries. We work closely with your physician, coaches and parents to ensure that the healing and rehabilitation process is on track while we work together to get you participating in your sport. Whether you’ve been injured or simply want to improve your performance, we have a team of all the experts you’ll need: physical therapists (PT), athletic trainers, exercise specialists/trainers, physical therapy assistants (PTA), certified strength and conditioning specialists (CSCS), and sports physicians. We prepare the body to play the sport…pain-free!

SPORT-SPECIFIC REHAB PROGRAMS WE OFFER:

  • Baseball & Softball
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Running (Track & Field)
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball
  • Weight lifting
  • CrossFit / Cross-training
  • Yoga & Pilates
  • Soccer
  • Gymnastics
  • Basketball

RETURN TO PLAY

Patients often want to return to play and our expert clinicians understand this want.  Our primary goal is to help our patients return to their previous level of activity by the quickest and safest means possible.  By knowing the biomechanics required for various sports, our physical therapists design programs that achieve the amount of strength, flexibility, range of motion, endurance and balance necessary to safely return to sport or activity.

During sport-specific rehabilitation, patients are introduced to an exercise progression that goes beyond standard weight training.  We create a treatment program customized to the patient, targeting the athlete’s specific sport and/or mechanics of the sport will make for the best end result. To assist patients back to their pre-injury level of activity, our professional staff closely monitors progress and incorporates a stepwise progression of activities.  As strength and full range of motion are achieved, patients are given exercises that incorporate balance and proprioception (training the body’s awareness in space).   As patients progress, agility training exercises are implemented to enhance quickness and reaction time.  Plyometric exercises often involve jumping for the lower extremities or throwing for the upper extremities and are used to train explosive movements.   The further along a patient is in the exercise progression, the more the exercises will mimic the specific motions of a particular sport.  This progression ensures that patients remain challenged, interested, and return to play as strong as possible.

Our professional staff has worked with athletes competing at the highest level in many sports. Whether they are treating a recreational or professional athlete, our team of physical therapists understands the importance of getting patients “back in the game.”

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