Athletes of all levels and abilities can suffer injuries. When an incident occurs, and it knocks you out of the game, our Naples sports injury treatment and rehabilitation program may help you feel better. Our team of medical doctors, a neurosurgeon, chiropractic physicians, physician assistants, and chiropractic physician assistants will assess your needs and prescribe an individualized care plan to get you back on the field.
At Naples Community Injury Center, we want to help you live stronger and healthier. We help little leaguers and pro players recover from their sports and recreational injuries with physiotherapy, massage, chiropractic care, and more. Call us today at (239) 631-5445 to schedule your first appointment with our providers in Naples.
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How Naples Sports Injury Rehabilitation Works
Our physical therapists prescribe individualized care plans for all our patients. We assess their injuries and needs, discuss their goals, and put together a group of therapies and techniques to help them. This generally focuses on physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy.
Most sports injuries are musculoskeletal. This means they affect the muscles, soft tissues, and bones. We often use exercise therapy, massage, electrotherapy, and other treatments to help our patients. These treatments can eliminate pain and inflammation, encourage healing, rebuild strength, and help reduce the risk of future injuries.
Each patient begins with an intake exam. During this appointment, we will take a health history, review relevant medical records, use medical imaging, run tests, and get baseline measurements to use to gauge progress. This is how we will know what therapies to prescribe and what your care plan will look like.
As you undergo therapies at future appointments, we continually assess your gains and adjust your care plan to account for them. When your abilities change, and you need more or less of a certain therapy, your plan will change, too.
Treatments We Prescribe for Naples Sports Injury Rehabilitation
The treatments and therapies we use to help injured athletes return to the game vary depending on their unique needs. We often use a combination of several therapies as a part of an individualized rehabilitation plan.
For fractures, sprains, strains, tears, and post-surgical rehabilitation, we commonly prescribe:
Resistance training is familiar to many athletes. It is the same thing you do when you go to the gym to work out. It focuses on rebuilding muscle mass using exercises that specifically target certain muscle groups.
Your care plan could focus on rebuilding areas of the body where you lost strength due to your injuries or helping you build strength overall to reduce the risk of future injuries.
Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)
CIMT is used to help patients strengthen the muscles affected by an injury. It involves repetitive movements while restraining the uninjured limb, forcing the affected side to do the work.
Weight-Supported Treadmill Training
Patients with foot, leg, hip, and pelvis injuries can begin weight-bearing activity sooner and reduce muscle wasting with weight-supported treadmill training. We utilize special harnesses that minimize the weight the patient puts on injured body parts when walking or running on the treadmill. This aids in rehabilitation, strength building, cardiac recovery, gait training, and balance therapy.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Muscle energy techniques (MET) are special exercises that maintain and improve your range of motion and stretch tense, tight muscles. These techniques are most used to aid rehabilitation efforts after surgery, fractures, and joint injuries. They may also be effective for patients with arthritis and other joint diseases.
In addition to therapies that heal sports injuries and treat specific concerns, we also prescribe complementary therapies to reduce pain and inflammation, manage other symptoms, and encourage healing. This could include massage, ultrasound, infrared light, or other therapies.
Who Needs Naples Sports Injury Treatment?
We treat athletes of all levels in our sports injury treatment therapies. This includes those hurt playing:
We also treat those who suffered injuries in recreational accidents, including:
- Water skiing
Of course, if you were hurt in an auto accident, boat collision, or other event related to a recreational activity or sport, we are here to help you, too.
Types of Naples Sports Injuries We Treat
Injuries can occur in almost any type of sports or recreation activity. Many have inherent dangers, and injury is a risk you take participating. However, we want to help you recover, manage any lasting effects, and prevent future injuries. While our care plans are individualized based on each patient’s unique needs, this is a common goal.
Some of the most common injuries we see in our Naples sports injury rehabilitation programs include:
- Sprains and muscle strains
- Back and shoulder pain
- Surgery rehabilitation
- Cartilage tears
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
We also address concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and cognitive concerns caused by head injuries through our therapy and rehabilitation programs. Our team can help you through each stage of recovery.
Getting Naples Sports Injury Treatment From Our Team
The Naples Community Injury Center team has more than 60 years of combined experience treating patients with sports injuries. We work with each patient to help them manage their injury, recover and rehabilitate, and prevent future injuries. We use physical therapy, chiropractic care, and a full menu of other therapies to help them reach their goals.
In addition to addressing sports injuries, we also see patients hurt in many other ways. This includes:
If you have questions about our therapies or rehabilitation programs, we can explain more when you reach out to us.
Call Naples Community Injury Center Today for Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation
Naples Community Injury Center is currently accepting new patients who were injured playing sports. We will answer your questions and schedule your initial intake exam today.