Six Pillars of Sports Physical Therapy
- Prevention of Athletic Injury
- Acute Management of Athletic Injury
- Sports Rehabilitation and Sports Performance
- Return To Play Following Athletic Injury
- Sports Science is the Core of Our Foundation
- Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Golfers with muscle tightness, joint restriction, or poor body mechanics can struggle to consistently execute their golf swings. Swing faults are most often manifested as a poor form while addressing the ball, executing the backswing and the downswing, or completing the follow-through. Over time, golfers may develop golf-related injuries or aggravate pre-existing neck, shoulder, back, hand, wrist, or elbow injuries. Golfers can achieve proper biomechanics and body movement while avoiding injury, eliminating pain from an existing injury, and/or improving the consistency of the golf swing.
As a football player, you know how physical the sport is no matter what position you play. Despite the serious protection required to play the game, injury is possible for any athlete after any kickoff.
Some of the most common football-related injuries include:
- Turf Toe
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Sprains and Strains
- Spine Injuries
We help basketball players through the entire rehab and recovery process. By offering physical therapy, we can help with treatment if you have been unfortunate enough to suffer from some of the most common basketball injuries including:
- ACL and MCL Injuries
- Ankle Sprains
- Fractured Kneecaps
- Hip and Thigh Contusions
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Lower extremity injuries are very common in soccer. Sprains and strains are the most common lower extremity injuries, and the severity of these injuries can vary. Overuse injuries of muscle, tendon, or bone are common in soccer as well. These injuries may be traumatic, such as a kick to the leg or a twist to the knee, or result from. Cartilage tears and ACL sprains in the knee are some of the more common injuries that may require surgery.
Shin splints, patellar tendinitis, and Achilles tendinitis (pain in the back of the ankle) are some of the more common soccer overuse conditions. Soccer players are also prone to groin pulls and thigh and calf muscle strains.
Wichita PT Group Physical Therapists have helped many soccer players rehab injuries and return to sport stronger and faster than before. Your clinician will not only help you recover from your injury…they will work to identify the movement patterns that may have led to the damaged tissues in the first place. Wichita PT Group Physical Therapists have developed advanced, sport-specific therapeutic exercises to help soccer players increase speed and power on the field, and (most importantly) to help prevent future injuries.
Kinesiology taping (KT) is a therapeutic tool and has become increasingly popular within the sporting arena. Taping has been used for a long time for the prevention and treatment of sporting injuries. KT is not only used for sporting injuries but for a variety of other conditions.
There are many proposed benefits to KT, including proprioceptive facilitation; reduced muscle fatigue; muscle facilitation; reduced delayed-onset muscle soreness; pain inhibition; enhanced healing, such as reducing edema, and improvement of lymphatic drainage and blood flow.