Do you suffer from a sports injury? Do you have a nagging pain that impairs your ability to perform? You might be a candidate for sports therapy (or sports physical therapy) at TurningPoint Medical Group, here, in Colorado Springs, CO.
Exercising is good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can cause injury. Some get hurt because they are not properly fit or use poor technique. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to sports injuries.
Know that if you are hurt, continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. ‘Toughing it out’ can be a bad idea. It’s best to see a trained medical professional who specializes in sports rehabilitation to evaluate your injury and develop an appropriate plan for recovery.
Give us a call at TurningPoint Medical Group to schedule a free consultation with one of our world-class sports physical therapists. We accept most insurances and we have two convenient locations in Colorado Springs. The sooner we get started, the sooner we can get you back on the playing field!
Keep reading to learn more about our sports physical therapy services …
What Is Sports Physical Therapy?
Sports physical therapy is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement of the athlete. It includes first aid, exercises, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injuries, massages, and stretches.
Sports therapy is appropriate for casual or elite athletes of any sport. The most common sports injuries include:
- sprains and strains
- knee injuries
- swollen muscles
- achilles tendon injuries
- shin splints
- rotator cuff tears
- fractures / broken bones
- separated joints
Get Back in the Game!
For most sports injuries, treatment is simple, but requires the proper diagnosis – sometimes, you might be surprised what is actually injured. That’s why it’s important to see a dedicated sports physical therapist who has the training and experience in evaluating and treating sports injuries.
Additionally, it’s important to receive the right treatment! At TurningPoint Medical Group we apply the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing for common injuries. In many cases, this first line of physical therapy is all that’s needed for an optimal recovery.
For more complex injuries, such as injuries to the brain, you may need advanced medical care. Fortunately, at TurningPoint, we offer HDVR™ (High Definition Vestibular Rehabilitation) therapy with GyroStim technology to effectively treat brain and vestibular injuries and disorders. We’ve seen amazing results for concussions, balance issues, dizziness, and more.
TurningPoint Medical Group is currently the only physical therapy clinic in Colorado Springs currently offering this ground-breaking technology and methodology.
With HDVR™ therapy, we place you in a computer-guided, multi-axial rotational chair. Sessions are maybe 15 to 30 minutes long. During that time, you employ brain exercises to stimulate the vestibular system – the part of your brain that heals itself.
In many cases, we employ other therapies as part of your care. Additionally, we coordinate your care with other medical professionals who may be part of your overall health plan. This may include neurologists, primary care doctors, and orthopedic surgeons. Together, we work to safely and effectively get you back to enjoying your sports activities.
Give us a call at TurningPoint Medical Group to schedule an appointment to talk to one of our sports physical therapists. The consultation is free of charge.