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What Is a Sports Rehabilitation Therapist?

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Sports Rehabilitation Therapy

If you love sports, you know the physical and mental benefits you get from competition and activity. And because you're passionate, you've put in time and effort honing your skills, following best practices to avoid a sports-related injury.

But athletic injuries can and do happen, to the best of us. They can be a disruption in your journey as an athlete, but don’t be discouraged — it doesn't mean your progress and growth will suddenly grind to a halt.

Sports rehab can help you through the healing process to quickly get back to the best and most active version of you.

With a JAG PT sports rehabilitation therapist, you have expert guidance, personal training, and world-class support to overcome your obstacles and prevent future injuries. At JAG Physical Therapy, we're regional experts in sports therapy and rehabilitation services.

So, don't lose sight of your goals — get expert sports rehab, and get back on the path to competing in the sports you love.

You can get started by finding a talented therapist near you, schedule your appointment, or contact our team to discover more.

What Is a Sports Rehabilitation Therapist?

By providing functional training to professional athletes and sportspeople like you, our sports rehab therapists treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and chronic pain related to athletic activity — including sudden injuries and conditions that develop over time.

Because the sports rehabilitation process encompasses a wide range of services, these sports medicine specialists are often referred by other professionals, including:

  • Physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers
  • Conditioning coaches
  • Conditioning specialists
  • Personal trainers

What's the Difference Between a Physical Therapist and a Sports Rehab Therapist?

Physical therapists and sports rehabilitation therapists are experts in exercise science. They both undergo rigorous education and training programs, and have advanced degrees. But while they both offer many of the same treatment options to improve physical function, sports therapists specialize in sports health and injury prevention planning.

JAG PT's sports rehabilitation therapists are professionals who use therapeutic treatments focused on pain relief, athletic function, and re-injury prevention throughout the recovery process.

How Do Sports Rehabilitation Therapists Treat and Prevent Injuries?

Regardless of your type of injury — whether you have a knee injury, tendinitis, or chronic back pain — you'll benefit from the attention of a physical rehabilitation specialist.

Cracked or broken bones, strained muscles, sprained ligaments, and torn tendons or soft tissues are common injuries that call for assistance from a sports injury specialist.

At JAG PT, our team of physical and occupational therapists draws from years of expertise and hands-on experience with injured athletes. Our team addresses the needs of each injured athlete in a one-on-one delivery method. 

Your personalized sports rehab plan

We’ve designed our Return-to-Sport therapy programs to physically and mentally prepare injured athletes for a triumphant return to their sport.

After evaluation, diagnosis, and injury stabilization, your JAG PT rehabilitation therapist will develop a personalized therapeutic exercise program. Your treatment sessions may include stretch and strengthening exercises to improve your range of motion and neuromuscular function, providing pain relief.

Your sports rehabilitation therapist will monitor your pain level as they work to bring you back to full fitness. You'll be prescribed a course of gentle exercises and movements that gradually increases your strength and range of motion.

This course of treatment will build strength around your joints, speed up the recovery process, and help you regain confidence in your return to competition. With the gentle outset of exercises, your trained therapist helps ensure no further damage occurs to the musculoskeletal system and that you are on course for complete recovery.

Get the Sports Rehabilitation Therapy You Need with JAG PT

Injuries are a challenging part of an active lifestyle. Unfortunately, these injuries have a habit of sneaking up on us, from acute sprains to joints caused by awkward falls, to wear-and-tear injuries caused by repeated stress on muscles. The important thing is not to give up and to seek the help you need to get back on track.

No matter your level of competition, sports rehabilitation therapy is vital to staying healthy. Here at JAG Physical Therapy, we provide a broad spectrum of physical therapy services, which we tailor precisely to your needs and situation. When you visit our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll meet with a friendly and personable sports therapist who you can rely on to deliver what you need to get back the life you love.

Get started at a JAG PT location near you. Find a specialist in New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, book an appointment, or reach out to our team today.

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