Utah Physical Therapy
It might be the fresh powder on the ski slopes or the finish on the basketball court that keeps you going. In any case, spinal sports injuries pose a real threat to any individual who enjoys an active and healthy lifestyle.
If not treated properly some sporting injuries will continue to be a problem for many years to come, which is why physical therapy is necessary.
Utah Physical Therapy: Sporting Injuries
Reporting to the emergency room can be the first step in properly addressing a serious sporting injury. In the emergency room, the doctor will take x-rays and check for fractures or broken bones. When no fractures are visible the doctor may prescribe medications to help deal with the pain and release you from further treatment.
However, if your treatment stops there, you may be positioning yourself for a lifetime commitment to pain and problems. Instead, begin physical therapy at our Provo Utah office to avoid continuous pain.
During a sporting injury the threat of soft-tissue damage can be just as critical as breaking the bone(s), if not more so. The soft-tissue is the muscle, ligaments and tendons which surround and attach to the bone.
That soft-tissue influences the position of the bone and how the joints are able to move. Eventually these soft-tissue injuries can cause a cascade of events which ultimately deform the shape of the spinal disks and put painful pressure on the nerves.
To prevent such a scenario from developing, the soft-tissue must also be examined after an injury to ensure lasting, proper muscular support for the spine.
Utah High-Tech Physical Therapy
At Alpine Spinal Rehabilitation in Provo, Utah, we use high-tech physical therapy MedX equipment, developed by the leading orthopedic surgeons in the country, to diagnose soft-tissue injury within 1% accuracy.
When a sporting injury has resulted in soft-tissue damage, our MedX equipment is also designed to use resistive weight training to repair and restore proper function to the injured tissue.
These important physical therapies are coupled with painless and computerized chiropractic care to help restore motion to any affected joints of the spine. Only together can these methods effectively reduce pain levels.
Utah Physical Therapy: Exam
Whether you are suffering from a crash during a weekend ski-trip or because your high school buddy undercut you during a pick-up basketball game, Alpine Spinal Rehab can help.
No matter how old the injury, come in today for a check-up and take your first step to relieving pain and getting back in the game.