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Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Recovery and prevention of sports-related injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports are an important element in the lives of many individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The ability to perform physical sports-related activities is integral not only to competition, but also to the social, cultural and even emotional aspects of a person’s life. However, as we all know, sports come with the possibility of injury. The human body is made to recover from many of these injuries, and there are evidence-based treatments which can help to increase the speed and efficacy of that recovery as well as potentially prevent future injuries. This is the goal and idea behind sports therapy. At Peak Performance, our team of trained sports therapists want to see you on the playing field and at your best at all times.

Sports therapy for recovery

Sports can put a tremendous strain on the body which often results in injuries. Some of the most common issues we see in the field of sports therapy are sprained ankles and elbows. Fractures of feet, hands, legs and other extremities are commonly treated. We also encounter serious issues requiring more time such as ACL and MCL tears. Sports therapy also works to diagnose and treat pain and issues of mobility such as those that can develop in the lower back, hamstrings, shoulders and just about anywhere else in the body. After an initial consultation, the Peak Performance team will diagnose your specific needs and develop goals and a treatment plan with you. Techniques vary and are tailored specifically to the patient. Massage, exercise, stretching and a wide range of evidence-based, specialized treatments may be brought into the plan by the Peak Performance sports therapist in order to address the specific needs of the patient.

Sports therapy for prevention

Whether you have already suffered an injury or you are hoping to prevent such a setback, there are steps that can be taken via sports therapy to reduce the likelihood of injury. The body is capable of many incredible things and sports brings that out. However, going from inactivity to strenuous activity can be dangerous and is often the cause of injuries related to sports. The Peak Performance team of therapists can educate and guide you through plans to address specific areas of concern for you and the sports you play. We are well-versed in sports activities and what injuries are commonly associated with each type of activity. This understanding and training come together to create a plan tailored to keeping you in the game as much as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about sports therapy for recovery from an injury, prevention or both, contact us today and set up an initial appointment.