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.

Who needs sports therapy?

Athletes Who Need Sports Therapy

Athletes put their bodies through quite a bit of stress. Regardless of what your level of performance is, when you train and compete, you put yourself at risk for injury. 

Athletes who have been hurt value quick recovery so they can get back to doing what they do best. That’s why they need to rely on physical therapists who can develop the treatments athletes need to recover faster and stronger. 

Who can benefit from sports therapy?

All athletes can benefit from some level of sports therapy. Even if you haven’t been hurt, you can work with a physical therapist to improve your physical fitness and abilities. 

Below are some different types of athletes and some of the reasons that they may need to see a physical therapist for sports therapy:

  • Football players — Football players not only deal with a lot of running, jumping and other physical feats, but they have to deal with hard impacts. Football players are at risk for a wide range of injuries treatable by physical therapists, including pulled muscles, ACL tears, sprained ankles and fractures.
  • Baseball players — Baseball players can experience a lot of strain due to the need for quick bursts between the bases. Pitchers are at risk for injuries, like tendonitis and strain due to the stress of throwing a ball at such high speeds.
  • Soccer and basketball players — Unlike other major sports, soccer players and basketball players do not have the benefit of frequent stops between plays. These athletes run back and forth across the field and court for an entire game. This can result in a lot of strain and other injuries related to exhaustion and cutting back and forth. 
  • Golfers and tennis players — From the outside, you may not think of golf or tennis as high-risk sports, but there are plenty of issues related to swinging a racquet or club. Frequent use of the shoulders and muscles in these swings commonly cause tendonitis. 

Contact Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy for sports injury treatment

Are you an athlete who has recently been injured or is at risk for injury? You should talk to a physical therapist at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy for help. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about what we can do for you.