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Do You Know the Risks of Not Receiving Sports Therapy Treatment After an Injury?

Written By PTConcepts on January 18, 2019

It may seem like nothing at the time, but a knock to the shoulder on the football field can have long-term effects if it’s not treated quickly and appropriately. 

At PT Concepts & Wisehealth Systems, our physical therapists are highly-trained professionals. We have the experience and knowledge to prevent long-term negative consequences from sports injuries.

Why It’s so Important to Seek Physical Therapy for Sports Injuries

If you’re a sportsperson who is competing at a high level, the appropriate treatment for any injuries is delivered quickly and on an ongoing basis.

However, if you’re not quite at that level, you are responsible for your own post injury care. If you’re building a career in your chosen sport, you’ll need to get the best possible care as soon as possible.

A recent study found that children are participating more intensively in sports than they ever have. This has led to injuries in young people who have a lifetime of playing sport in front of them. 

It’s imperative that children receive treatment to allow them to continue playing their sport into adulthood.

The Risks of Not Receiving Sports Injury Treatment from a Physical Therapist

Any injury, however minor it may seem at the time, carries with it the possibility of long-term complications, both physically and psychologically.

Physical therapy for sports injuries can reduce the risk of surgery. Sports injuries often lead to weakness in the affected area, but physical therapy rebuilds strength and mobility. 

This reduces the risk of further injury to the same area and of surgery for broken bones and other conditions.

If Your Sport Is Also Your Career

If your chosen sport is also your career, you want to get back to work as soon as possible. Physical therapy allows that to happen quicker than if an injury is left to heal on its own.

A physical therapist will conduct a biochemical assessment from a wholistic perspective. This assessment picks up any other potential injuries that may occur as a side effect of your initial injury. 

The biochemical assessment will also discover any underlying problems or weaknesses that may have led to the injury in the first place. 

Where to Get Sports Injury Treatment in North Texas

Sports Injuries can end careers before they’ve even begun and can cause other long-lasting conditions.

Contact us today and don’t let your sports injury end your career.

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