Injuries are common while participating in sports, competitions, weight training or other fitness endeavors. Poor training methods and lack of conditioning are some of the causes of sports injury. Coping with sports injuries often requires a physical therapist to help people build strength and movement in parts of their body after an injury. Therapy can also help manage pain and prevent damage and recurring issues.
As part of a physical therapy program your therapist will examine you to determine if there are weak or inflexible muscles in the body that could make you more prone to injury. Whatever sport you participate in carries its own risk. It is useful that a therapist conducts a movement screen that analyzes the biomechanics of each athlete to tailor an individualized program for the patient in order to return to athletic activity without limitation.