Staying active through sports or other activity comes with a whole host of physical benefits. However, sometimes that physical activity can lead to injuries ranging from mild to severe. P3 Physical Therapy supports our active El Paso community by offering top-notch sports medicine and sports injury care.
Do you or someone you know need the care you need to get back to being healthy and active? Contact our clinic today to schedule your evaluation and treatment!
Common Sports Injuries
Sports and activity-related injuries are pretty common, ranging from mild sprains and discomfort to more serious injuries that require surgery. Below are just a few common sports injuries that we work with:
- ACL Tear/Sprain
- Groin pull
- Shoulder pain/injury
- Hamstring strain
- Knee pain/injury
- Back injuries
How to Avoid Sports Injuries
Know Your Body – Sometimes, the best sign that you may be in for an injury is your own body. If you feel “off,” don’t simply ignore it. If you aren’t feeling so great, don’t hesitate to see a physical therapist.
Use Proper Technique – No matter the sport or activity, there is likely a proper technique or movement pattern for it. Without proper technique, it is more likely that an injury will occur. Take the time to research and practice your technique.
Take Breaks If Necessary – In the sports and fitness world, it can be easy to get caught up in always working out or being active. But the human body works best when you take breaks, especially after intense bouts of exercise. Giving your body a breather from time to time can do wonders for your longevity and overall health.
Don’t Play Through Excessive Pain – In sports, it can be encouraged to “play through the pain” or “man up” when confronted with extreme pain. However, this could lead to serious injuries. If you’re experiencing acute, excessive pain, contact a doctor or PT.
Strengthen Supporting Muscles – Depending on your activity, certain muscles will be more active. It’s important to strengthen not only those muscles but the supporting muscles and joints as well. This further reduces the risks of injury.
Our Sports Medicine Treatments and Services
At P3 Physical Therapy, we offer the following treatments and services for our patients:
- Dry needling
- Sports rehab
- Pre/Post-Op rehab
- Orthopedic care
Sports Medicine: Why It Matters
Sports medicine and sports injury care are important because they provide care and support for our active patients. Even those who take excellent care of their body can sometimes end up having an injury that can sideline them for a while. Our physical therapists have the knowledge and expertise to keep your downtime as minimal as possible.
Sports medicine, in addition to helping with current injuries, can also act as a preventative measure against any future injuries. By performing an evaluation, our team can spot weaknesses that may lead to injuries in the future and prevent them by implementing corrective measures.
Our Insurance and Payment Information
At P3 Physical Therapy, we try to provide as much care as possible to our active patients in El Paso. To that end, we accept a wide range of insurance coverage and payment options to help our patients. Check out our Insurance and Payment Information page for more information!
Contact P3 Physical Therapy, Today!
P3 Physical Therapy is ready to help you overcome your sports injury and continue your fitness journey. Give us a call today to schedule your evaluation and get started on your recovery!