Sports Injury

If a sports injury is keeping you away from playing the sport you love or performing in atheletics, call our Bethel Park office or book your appointment online today.
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Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy

Pittsburgh's Personalized, Results-Based Physical Therapy Center, located in Bethel Park, PA

The impact that your body goes through when you are sidelined due to an injury as a result of an athletic activity can be significant. That impact can go beyond the toll it takes on the body. Proper early assessment and rehabilitation is critical for a swift and successful recovery. The expert team at Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy at Bethel Park, PA, recognizes that your injury may significantly impact not just your physical state, but also your mental health, and overall well-being. As a patient of Agnello’s, you will have access to advanced rehabilitation equipment and the latest in rehabilitation techniques to help you get back out there. Our holistic hands-on approach can help you transition from rehabilitation to peak athletic performance, and we emphasize on educating patients to avoid re-injury. If you have an injury related to sports or any athletic activity that needs attention, call our Bethel Park office or book your appointment online today. 

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FAQs on Sports Injury:

By Joseph Agnello, PT, Cert. MDT

 

What is a sports injury?

A sports injury usually entails the injury of overused muscles or bones due to action and repetition of activities that are innately part of your sport. The expert team at Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy has a deep understanding of sports medicine and rehabilitation, so your rehabilitation process will be focused on treating sports-related injuries and improving athletic performance. Since each individual sport puts specific strains on specific parts of the body, it requires specialized skills to treating musculoskeletal injuries in athletes and creating customized treatment plans for the injury and the health of the patient. Your high-quality physical therapists at Agnello’s treat several types of sports-related injuries like: 

  • Sprains and strains
  • Muscle tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Golfer’s, tennis, and pitcher’s elbow
  • Tearing of the Achilles tendon
  • Injuries to the knee and shoulders

Whether you’re playing football or baseball or basketball, or if you are a golfer, a runner or a swimmer, there are certain unique movements specific for your sport that may be strained and could cause injury to your muscles, tendons, nerves, and tissues.

 

How can physical therapy help my sports injury?

Physical therapy, coupled with sports medicine techniques is ideally suited to the treatment of sports injuries as it blends specific movements, specialized exercises and up-to-date technology to help heal your injury. It emphasizes on holistic treatment, as the patient’s entire musculoskeletal system is taken into account. In addition to releasing tension, promoting circulation and reducing inflammation, our physical therapy regimens includes a wide array of treatment options so it can be customized for the unique needs of each patient. The main aim is to heal the injured tissues, regain lost function, and get you playing again.

Depending on the site of injury, several other options like therapeutic exercises, therapeutic massage, deep tissue manipulation, may be performed as well. Before beginning any treatment process, our expert team at Agnello’s will perform a hands-on evaluation of the injury and its associated symptoms to ensure the most effective treatment option (or a combination of options) is used. Some elements of your physical therapy care plan may include: 

  • Complete assessment of your baseline function
  • Frequent, in-office therapy
  • Anti-gravity treadmill
  • Heat/ice therapy
  • Weight training
  • Specialized exercise plan
  • At-home regimen
  • Education for future injury prevention

Your expert physical therapy team at Agnello Spine & Sports Physical Therapy makes getting you back to your sport their top priority. With the help of their experienced physical therapists, you’ll be better prepared to perform your sport than ever before. If a sports injury is keeping you away from playing your favorite sport, call our Bethel Park office or book your appointment online today.

 

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