Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Streamline your recovery from a sports-related injury with the help of seasoned physical therapists. Book an appointment with Spero Rehab in North Katy and South Austin today.

Comprehensive Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Recovering from a sports injury can be physically and mentally taxing. You likely want to recover as quickly as possible to get back to playing the sport you love. However, recovering the right way is crucial to preventing future injuries and regaining maximum range of motion.

The physical therapists at Spero Rehab specialize in comprehensive sports injury rehabilitation. This process is ideal for injuries that occur while playing a sport and those due to any form of physical activity. You don’t need to be an athlete to benefit from sports injury rehabilitation.

Spero Rehab can help you regain control of your physical fitness and return to playing your sport as soon as possible. Contact Spero Rehab today using our contact form to learn more about our other services, or request an appointment.

Sports Physical Therapy

Our sports physical therapy service addresses the needs of athletes across a wide range of sports and activities. It encompasses the following processes:

  • Improving strength and mobility for specific sports
  • Recovering from sports-related injuries
  • Relieving pain and swelling in the injured area
  • Correcting maladaptive movement patterns to prevent future injuries

Despite its name, sports physical therapy isn’t only for people who play sports or those recovering from sports-related injuries. It can also help non-athletes recover from certain injuries, such as:

  • Knee injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Muscle strains or pulled muscles
  • Sprains

Once you experience any of these injuries, you are more likely to experience them again. Sports injury rehabilitation can help you strengthen injured areas and learn the proper movement patterns to avoid repeating the injury.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

One of the major goals of sports injury rehabilitation is to heal the injury without surgery. But some severe sports injuries require surgical intervention to achieve complete healing.

Our post-surgical rehabilitation service can set you up for smooth rehabilitation after surgery. We’ll work with you before your surgical procedure to develop a post-surgical plan that details the steps and expected timeline for recovery. This treatment plan may include any of the following restorative therapies:

  • Exercise programs
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Neuromuscular activation treatment

We’re committed to helping you regain control of your physical fitness after surgery so that you can get back to living an active life.

Frequently Asked Questions

The five stages of rehabilitation in sports include:

  1. Control pain and swelling in the injured area
  2. Improve flexibility and range of motion
  3. Strengthen the surrounding muscles and improve balance
  4. Begin sport-specific training and pinpoint the patient’s fitness goals
  5. Athlete returns to full activity

Each stage of rehabilitation works together holistically to aid recovery.

Examples of sports rehabilitation treatments include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Electric stimulation
  • Guided exercises
  • Neuromuscular activation treatment

Physical therapists develop custom treatment plans depending on a patient’s lifestyle, fitness goals, and type of injury. Between appointments, our therapists encourage patients to complete exercises at home to strengthen muscles and improve their range of motion further.

Sports injury rehab may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The average healing time from sports injuries is between six and 12 weeks, but the exact timeline varies significantly from patient to patient. Physical therapists guide patients through restorative treatments to streamline recovery while dedicating the necessary time and effort to natural healing and restoration.

Some of the hardest injuries to heal include torn ACLs, dislocated joints, and compound fractures, but full healing is possible with the help of certified physical therapists. Beginning sports injury rehabilitation immediately after an injury can promote faster and more comprehensive recovery.

Common Conditions We Treat

When combined with expert manual therapy, water therapy can promote healing and rehabilitation from any of the
following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Ligament sprains
  • Chronic pain
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Muscle strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pre- and post-partum pain
  • Total joint replacements

“Dum Spiro Spero” –

“As long as there is breath, there is hope”