Premier Performance Physical Therapy

Sports Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy located in Sugar Land, Katy and Pearland, TX

Sports Therapy services offered in Sugar Land, Katy and Pearland, TX

Sports physical therapy uses specialized techniques to help you recover from musculoskeletal injuries like sprains and strains. The experts at Premier Performance Physical Therapy have extensive experience using sports therapy to optimize recovery from injuries and rehabilitate patients following sports injury surgery. Return to the active life you love at peak fitness by calling Premier Performance Physical Therapy of Sugarland, Katy, and Pearland TX today or using the online booking tool to schedule a sports therapy appointment.

What is sports therapy?

Sports therapy is specialized physical therapy for injuries sustained when playing sports, training, or doing other physical activities.

You could also benefit from sports therapy to optimize your fitness and prevent injuries. The Premier Performance Physical Therapy team can help you design a training program that works the correct muscle groups for your activity and improves flexibility and resilience.

What conditions can sports therapy treat?

Sports therapy is essential for treating acute and overuse musculoskeletal injuries and is often the primary approach for many patients. Conditions the Premier Performance Physical Therapy team frequently uses sports therapy for include:

  • Muscle strains
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Sciatica
  • Hamstring strains
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Labral and meniscal cartilage injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears

The ACL is one of four large ligaments connecting the bones in your knees. ACL injuries are particularly common, but you could suffer similar damage to the lateral collateral, medial collateral, or posterior cruciate ligaments (the LCL, MCL, and PCL).

The Premier Performance Physical Therapy team’s expertise in sports therapy can also help you recover from injuries such as fractures and dislocations that might initially require emergency hospital treatment.

What treatments are used in sports therapy?

Your physical therapist at Premier Performance Physical Therapy designs a personalized treatment plan for you based on the type of sports injury you sustain, its severity, and factors such as your age, general health, and activity levels. Your plan may include:

  • Heat and ice
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Assistive and adaptive devices
  • Electrotherapeutic modalities
  • Exercise programs
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Thermotherapy (heat therapy)
  • Laser therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)

Some treatments are active, meaning you have to put in some effort. Others are passive, so you simply sit back and relax while your therapist administers the treatment.

How long does a sports therapy program last?

Each patient’s requirements differ, so some people might need one or two sessions while others require long-term therapy. Most patients fit somewhere in between, benefiting from several weeks or months of sports therapy.

To discover what expert sports therapy can do for you, call Premier Performance Physical Therapy today or go online to schedule a consultation.